Education program standards—contracted courses used to meet school or school district requirements, 12.5
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to concurrent enrollment programs
The State Board of Education hereby amends Chapter 12, "General Accreditation Standards," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted 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, 2019 Iowa Acts, chapter 164 [Senate File 603].
Purpose and Summary
These amendments to Chapter 12 reflect legislative changes from the 2019 Legislative Session. Item 1 makes conforming modifications pursuant to 2019 Iowa Acts, chapter 164. Item 2 adds a new subrule to Chapter 12 to clarify the conditions under which a school district or accredited nonpublic school may use community college courses to meet offer-and-teach requirements. Item 2 also makes reference to new rule 281—97.8(261E) adopted in ARC 4812C, IAB 12/4/19.
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on October 9, 2019, as ARC 4682C. A public hearing was held on October 29, 2019, at 9 a.m. in the State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa. No one attended the public hearing. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.
Adoption of Rule Making
This rule making was adopted by the State Board on November 20, 2019.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
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.
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).
This rule making will become effective on January 22, 2020.
The following rule-making actions are adopted:
Item 1. Amend subrule 12.5(16) as follows:
12.5(16) Subject offering. A Except as provided for under subrule 12.5(21), a subject shall be regarded as offered when the teacher of the subject has met the licensure and endorsement standards of the state board of educational examiners for that subject; instructional materials and facilities for that subject have been provided; and students have been informed, based on their aptitudes, interests, and abilities, about possible value of the subject.
A subject shall be regarded as taught only when students are instructed in it in accordance with all applicable requirements outlined herein. Subjects which the law requires schools and school districts to offer and teach shall be made available during the school day as defined in subrules 12.1(8) to 12.1(10).
Item 2. Adopt the following new subrule 12.5(21):
12.5(21) Contracted courses used to meet school or school district requirements. A school or school district may use contracted community college courses meeting the requirements of rule 281—22.8(261E) under the following conditions.
a. A course or courses used to meet the sequential unit requirement for career and technical education under paragraph 12.5(5)"i." One or more courses in only one of the six career and technical education service areas specified in paragraph 12.5(5)"i" may be eligible for supplementary weighting under the provisions of 281—subrule 97.2(5).
b. A course or courses comprising up to a unit of science or mathematics in accordance with paragraph 12.5(5)"c" or "d." Such courses may be eligible for supplementary weighting under the provisions of 281—subrule 97.2(5).
c. Courses offered pursuant to paragraph 12.5(21)"a" or "b" shall be deemed to have met the requirement that the school district offer and teach such a unit under the educational standards of this rule.
d. An accredited nonpublic school may use contracted community college courses to meet offer-and-teach requirements for career and technical education and math or science established under subrule 12.5(5). Such courses may be eligible for funding under rule 281—97.8(261E).
[Filed 11/20/19, effective 1/22/20]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 12/18/19.