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Executive Order 10 (EO10) signed by Governor Reynolds on Jan. 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The Department's deadline for completing its work under EO10 is Dec. 31, 2023.
EO10's process for reviewing existing rule chapters and determining which rules will be repealed or retained includes public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input throughout the process. Opportunities for public input and information for public review during the Iowa Department of Education's (Department) implementation of EO10 will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available.
Red Tape Review
The Department has completed its analysis of the following rules chapters. Each document explains the Department’s analysis, including rules and restrictive terms that are eliminated and contains a proposed new rule chapter. The Department may make additional changes to each proposed rule chapter as part of the Regulatory Analysis required by Executive Order 10, or as part of the rulemaking process.
|Rules Chapter and Document||Topic||Date Completed|
|Chapter 1||Organization and Operation||5-30-23|
|Chapter 2||Agency Procedure for Rule Making and Petitions for Rule Making||5-30-23|
|Chapter 3||Declaratory Orders||5-30-23|
|Chapter 4||Waivers From Administrative Rules||5-30-23|
|Chapter 5||Public Records and Fair Information Practices||8-28-23|
|Chapter 6||Appeal Procedures||5-30-23|
|Chapter 7||Criteria for Grants||7-17-23|
|Chapter 11 and 17||Open Enrollment and Other Enrollment Options||8-31-23|
|Chapter 12||General Accreditation||8-31-23|
|Chapter 14||School Health Services||8-31-23|
|Chapter 15||Online and Virtual Learning||8-30-23|
|Chapter 16||Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program||5-30-23|
|Chapter 18||School Fees||5-30-23|
|Chapters 19 and 68||Charter Schools and Iowa Public Charter and Innovation Zone Schools||5-30-23|
|Chapters 21 and 24||Community Colleges||8-30-23|
|Chapter 22||Senior Year Plus||8-28-23|
|Chapter 23||Adult Education and Literacy Programs - This rule chapter is transferring to Iowa Workforce Development.||7-27-23|
|Chapter 25||Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program; Gap Tuition Assistance Program||8-2-23|
|Chapter 27||Workforce Training and Economic Development Funds||8-2-23|
|Chapter 31||Private Instructions and Dual Enrollment||8-28-23|
|Chapter 32||High School Equivalency Diploma||8-22-23|
|Chapter 33||Educating Homeless Children and Youth||7-17-23|
|Chapter 34||Funding for Children Residing in State Institutions or Mental Health Institutes||8-31-23|
|Chapter 35||Educational Standards and Program Requirements for Children's Residential Facilities||7-26-23|
|Chapter 36||Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition||8-21-23|
|Chapter 37||Extracurricular Athletic Activity Conference for Member Schools||8-21-23|
|Chapter 41||Special Education||9-1-23|
|Chapter 43||Pupil Transportation||8-30-23|
|Chapter 44||School Buses||8-30-23|
|Chapter 46||Career and Technical Education||8-30-23|
|Chapter 48||Work-Based Learning - The majority of this rule chapter will be transferred to Iowa Workforce Development.||7-31-23|
|Chapter 49||Individual Career and Academic Plan||8-2-23|
|Chapters 51 and 52||Approval of On-the-job Training Establishments Under the Montgomery G.I. Bill and For the education and Training of Eligible Veterans Under the Montgomery G.I. Bill||5-30-23|
|Chapter 56||Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services - This rule chapter is transferring to Iowa Workforce Development.||7-28-23|
|Chapter 58||School Breakfast and Lunch Program; Nutritional Content Standards for Other Food and Beverages||7-18-23|
|Chapter 59||Gifted and Talented Programs||7-18-23|
|Chapter 60||Programs for Students Who Are English Learners||7-17-23|
|Chapter 61||Iowa Reading Research Center||7-26-23|
|Chapter 62||State Standards for Progression in Reading||8-21-23|
|Chapter 63||Educational Programs and Services for Pupils in Juvenile Homes||8-31-23|
|Chapters 64 and 67||Child Development Coordinating Council and Educational Support Programs for Parents of Children Aged Birth Through Five Years Who Are At Risk||8-21-23|
|Chapter 65||Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students||7-17-23|
|Chapter 72||Accreditation of Area Education Agencies||8-30-23|
|Chapters 77 and 79||Standards for Teacher Intern Preparation Programs and Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs||7-17-23|
|Chapter 80||Standards for Paraeducator Preparation||8-1-23|
|Chapter 81||Standards for School Business Official Preparation Programs||8-28-23|
|Chapter 82||Standards for School Administration Manager Programs||7-18-23|
|Chapter 83||Teacher and Administrator Quality Programs||8-1-23|
|Chapter 84||Financial Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers||5-30-23|
|Chapter 95||Equal Employment Opportunity||5-30-23|
|Chapter 96||Statewide Sales and Service Tax for School Infrastructure||8-30-23|
|Chapter 97||Supplementary Weighting||8-30-23|
|Chapter 98||Financial Management of Categorical Funding||9-1-23|
|Chapter 99||Business Procedures and Deadlines||7-17-23|
|Chapter 102||Procedures for Charging and Investigating Incidents of Abuse of Students by School Employees||8-31-23|
|Chapter 103||Corporal Punishment, Physical Restraint, Seclusion, and Other Physical Contact with Students||8-28-23|
|Chapter 120||Early ACCESS Integrated System of Early Intervention Services||9-1-23|
Regulatory Analysis - Public Hearings
After the Department completes its Red Tape Review of each of its rules chapters, it is required to prepare a regulatory analysis for each rule chapter and seek public comment.
Sept. 12, 2023
A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 25, 27, 35, 49, 61, 79, 79, 80, and 83 on September 12, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Individuals are welcome to give public comment on any or all of those rules chapters.
The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Aug. 23, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.
Aug. 29, 2023
A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 7, 33, 58, 59, 60, 65, 82 and 99 on Aug. 29, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Individuals are welcome to give public comment on any or all of those rules chapters.
The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Aug. 9, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.
Aug. 1, 2023
A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 16, 18, 19, 51, 52, 68, 84 and 95 on Aug. 1, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the ICN Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Individuals are welcome to give public comment on any or all of those rules chapters.
The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the July 12, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.