Notice of Intended Action

General accreditation standards, rescind 12.10(8)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to general accreditation standards and providing an opportunity for public comment

The State Board of Education hereby proposes to amend Chapter 12, "General Accreditation Standards," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 256.7(27).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2016 Iowa Acts, House File 2459.

Purpose and Summary

This technical amendment removes the sunset provision from the rule on independent accreditation agencies, which was stricken by 2016 Iowa Acts, House File 2459, section 15. Prior to the enactment of House File 2459, the provision on independent accreditation agencies was due to expire on July 1, 2020. This technical amendment removes that sunset provision from rule.

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.


This rules provision is required by statute and is not waivable.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on September 15, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Thomas Mayes

Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building, Second Floor

400 East 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0416

Phone: 515.242.5614

Fax: 515.242.5988


Public Hearing

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

September 15, 2020

2 to 2:15 p.m.

State Board Room, Second Floor

Grimes State Office Building

Des Moines, Iowa

Via video conference:

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 515.281.5294.

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:

Rescind and reserve subrule 12.10(8).

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 9/15/2020.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 8/26/2020.

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Administrative Rule References

The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Rule 281-12.10(8)
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