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Work-based learning programs, amendments to ch 48

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ARC 5649C

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT[281]

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Rule making related to work-based learning programs

The State Board of Education hereby amends Chapter 48, "Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network," 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, 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2629.

Purpose and Summary

2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2629, required the Department to establish "a process by which the department shall approve state-recognized work-based learning programs," a process established by these rules.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on February 24, 2021, as ARC 5467C. A public hearing was held on March 16, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Room B100, Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, 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 May 6, 2021.

Fiscal Impact

Any fiscal impact of this rule making is capped by a General Fund appropriation (Fiscal Note, House File 2629, July 14, 2020).

Jobs Impact

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

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the State Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 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).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on July 7, 2021.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

Item 1. Amend 281—Chapter 48, title, as follows:

STATEWIDE WORK-BASED LEARNING INTERMEDIARY NETWORK

Item 2. Adopt the following new 281—Chapter 48, Division I heading:

DIVISION I

STATEWIDE WORK-BASED LEARNING INTERMEDIARY NETWORK

Item 3. Adopt the following new 281—Chapter 48, Division II heading:

DIVISION II

FUTURE READY IOWA STATE-RECOGNIZED WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMS

Item 4. Adopt the following new rule 281—48.5(256):

281—48.5(256) Program established. The provisions of this division implement the future ready Iowa state-recognized work-based learning program as authorized under Iowa Code sections 256.7 and 261.131.

48.5(1) Definitions. As used in this rule:

"Apprenticeship program" means an apprenticeship program authorized under federal statute or by the state board of education pursuant to this chapter.

"Eligible program" means a program eligible under the future ready Iowa skilled workforce last-dollar scholarship program.

48.5(2) Alignment with last-dollar scholarship. Except as provided in this chapter, the rules governing eligibility for students, programs, and institutions shall be the same as the eligibility criteria specified in 283—Chapter 15 for the future ready Iowa skilled workforce last-dollar scholarship program.

48.5(3) Eligibility. Pursuant to 283—subparagraph 15.3(1)"j"(2), a student enrolled in an apprenticeship program aligned to an eligible program may be enrolled in an eligible program on a part-time basis.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 256.7.

[Filed 5/6/21, effective 7/7/21]

[Published 6/2/21]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 6/2/21.

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Rule 281-48.5 Rule 283-15.3(1)

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Iowa Code 256.7 Iowa Code 261.131

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