The Therapeutic Classroom Grant provides competitive grants pursuant to Iowa Code 256.25 to public school districts to establish therapeutic classrooms for learners ages 3 to 21 whose emotional, social, or behavioral needs interfere with their ability to be successful in their current educational environment. Districts applying for the grant may seek funds to establish new classrooms and/or install critical components into current classroom/programs that they are developing into therapeutic classrooms.
Safe Learning Environments
Senate File 2360: Guidance for Safe Classroom Learning Environments – Provides a comprehensive approach to create a safe learning space for students and teachers. The legislation offers competitive grants and reimbursement for therapeutic classrooms. School requirements include annual reporting of incidents of assault and violence and limitations on the use of classroom clears.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Senate File 2360: Safe Classroom Learning Environments
- Reporting Requirements for Senate File 2360 Safe Classroom Learning Environments
Student Behavioral Health
Senate File 2261: Guidance for School Behavioral Health Screening and Telehealth – Expands the opportunities for students to access behavioral health services with a licensed professional mental health provider in a school setting via telehealth, with parent or guardian consent, and allows for school districts, accredited non-public schools, and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) to contract licensed mental health providers to conduct in-person, universal behavioral health screenings with parent or guardian permission.