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May 5, 2022 State Board Meeting Agenda


Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted.

Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
State Board Room (second floor)
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Members of the public may join in person at the Grimes State Office Building or remotely through video conferencing or telephone.

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Meeting ID: 95984259047        Passcode: 091064

State Board Work Session

9 a.m.

New Member Orientation (Current State Board members are also encouraged to participate.)

Introduction to the State Board: Duties of State Board Members (Iowa Code 256.7); State Board Operating Guidelines; Current State Board Strategic Plan and Priorities; and State Board Calendar, Agendas and Committees

Introduction to the Department of Education: Director’s Introduction to the Department’s Areas of Focus, Overview of the Department, and Discussion of the Interrelated Roles of the State Board and Department of Education 

9:50 a.m.


State Board Business Meeting

10 a.m.

Call to Order
(Director serves as the temporary chairperson until a State Board President is elected.)

Welcome New State Board Members

Approve the Agenda

Election of President
(State Board President starts conducting the meeting as soon as he or she is elected.)

Election of Vice President

            a.  Public Comment
            b.  Director’s Report 
            c.  Legislative Session Update

        Consent Agenda
            a.  Minutes – March 24, 2022
            b.  Minutes – April 20, 2022

10:30 a.m.

Iowa Western Community College Comprehensive Accreditation Report – Fiscal Year 2022

10:55 a.m.

Iowa Community Colleges Certified Budget Report

11:05 a.m.

2021 Adult Education and Literacy Annual Report

11:20 a.m.

Draft K-12 Computer Science Statewide Plan

11:40 a.m.

Rules: Chapters 17 – Open Enrollment (Adopt)

11:50 a.m.


12 p.m.


12:25 p.m.

Board Reports

12:40 p.m.

Green Hills Area Education Agency Paraprofessional Preparation Program Approval

12:50 p.m.

Great Prairie Area Education Agency Paraprofessional Preparation Program Approval 

1 p.m.

Indian Hills Community College Paraprofessional Preparation Program Approval

1:10 p.m.

School Budget Review Committee Update

1:20 p.m.

Dyslexia Task Force Recommendations Update

1:40 p.m.

State Board Retreat Planning

1:55 p.m.