Notice of Intended Action

Supplemental career information systems for use in career and academic planning, 49.6(4)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to career information systems and providing an opportunity for public comment

The State Board of Education hereby proposes to amend Chapter 49, "Individual Career and Academic Plan," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 256.7(5).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 279.61.

Purpose and Summary

Chapter 49 establishes the minimum components for career information systems used by districts to support individual career and academic planning activities for students in grades 8 through 12. The Department maintains a list of career information systems which meet the criteria established in Chapter 49. This proposed amendment adds an additional category of "supplemental" career information systems. Career information systems that do not satisfy all criteria for career information systems may be placed on this list, and districts may use career information systems on this list to satisfy identified components of the career and academic planning process.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


An agencywide waiver provision is provided in 281—Chapter 4.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 30, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Nicole Proesch

Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building, Second Floor

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0416

Phone: 515.281.8661

Fax: 515.242.5988


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

October 30, 2018

9 to 10 a.m.

State Board Room, Second Floor

Grimes State Office Building

East 14th Street and Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Department and advise of specific needs by calling 515.281.5295.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Adopt the following new subrule 49.6(4):

49.6(4) Supplemental systems. The department shall maintain a list of supplemental systems which districts may use to satisfy components of rule 281—49.3(279).

a. The department shall establish a process for the review of supplemental systems. The review shall, at a minimum, identify the components of rule 281—49.3(279) and paragraphs 49.6(3)"b,""c," and "d" which are satisfied through the supplemental system. All supplemental systems shall comply with paragraphs 49.6(3)"f" and "g."

b. A district which chooses to utilize a supplemental system shall specify which components of rule 281—49.3(279) are satisfied through the use of the supplemental system in the district plan required under rule 281—49.5(279). A district which chooses to utilize a supplemental tool must continue to utilize and make available to students an approved system.

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/30/2018.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 281-49.3 Rule 281-49.5 Rule 281-49.6(3) Rule 281-49.6(4)


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