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Official guidance and updates from the Department regarding education legislation. Each document provides further detail about requirements of specific state or federal legislation.

2021

2021 Legislative Session Summary of Changes Affecting Schools

2021 Legislation Webinar Series

  1. Intellectual Freedom, Diversity Training, and Pledge of Allegiance (Presentation Slides)
    Provides a summary of the requirements outlined in the Intellectual Freedom, Diversity Training, and Pledge of Allegiance guidance.
  2. Open Enrollment and Athletic Eligibility (Presentation Slides)
    Provides a high-level summary of changes to athletic eligibility and open enrollment.
  3. School Accreditation and Improvement and Physical Education Updates (Presentation Slides)
    Provides a summary of the School Accreditation and Improvement guidance and updates to the Physical Education (PE) and High School Programs guidance.
  4. Charter Schools (Presentation Slides)
    Provides a summary of the Charter Schools guidance.
  5. School Finance and Fiscal Guidance (Presentation Slides)
    Provides a summary of the School Business and Fiscal guidance, which is an overview of bills impacting school finance from the 2021 legislative session.

2020

2020 Legislative Session Summary of Changes Affecting Schools

Safe Classroom Learning Environments Guidance (Senate File 2260) - 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.

School Behavioral Health Screening and Telehealth Guidance (Senate File 2261) - 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.

Archive Guidance and Updates on Legislation

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 18, 2021 at 3:01pm.