Regional planning partnerships—funding, governance, 46.9(1)“a,” 46.10
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to technical education funds and regional
planning partnerships and providing an opportunity for public comment
The State Board of Education hereby proposes to amend Chapter 46, "Career and Technical Education," 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, 2018 Iowa Acts, House File 648.
Purpose and Summary
2018 Iowa Acts, House File 648, changed the way regional planning partnerships receive funding from the Iowa Department of Education. This proposed rule making conforms the funding process to House File 648 and makes modernizing changes to the governance of regional planning partnerships.
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.
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.
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 June 22, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building, Second Floor
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
June 22, 2021
9 to 9:30 a.m.
ICN Room, Second Floor
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa
Via videoconference: idoe.zoom.us/j/95251915764?pwd=Y3ZFajcvNlVoNDQyVTJRanFaZW1YZz09
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 actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend paragraph 46.9(1)"a" as follows:
a. At the beginning of a fiscal year, the department shall assign to each partnership a portion of the total designated career and technical education funds from which the partnership may claim reimbursement from appropriated to the department. The department shall disburse funds to a partnership following approval of the multiyear plan pursuant to subrule 46.10(2).
Item 2. Amend paragraph 46.10(4)"b" as follows:
b. Collect and review all relevant plans required by the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, codified at 20 U.S.C. §2301 et seq., as amended, and subsequent reauthorizations; career and academic plans required under 281—Chapter 49; and regional labor market, socioeconomic, and demographic information for purposes of facilitating the program review process specified under paragraph 46.10(4)"f" and regional activities specified in the state plan developed under the aforementioned federal Act.
Item 3. Rescind paragraph 46.10(6)"a" and adopt the following new paragraph in lieu thereof:
a. Staffing and resources to ensure the minimum duties and responsibilities assigned to the regional planning partnership under subrules 46.10(4) and 46.10(5) are satisfactorily executed. The partnership shall ensure adequate staffing and resources are committed to these purposes prior to allocating funds for any use authorized under paragraph 46.10(6)"b."
Item 4. Amend paragraph 46.10(6)"b" as follows:
b. To offer regional career and technical education professional development opportunities; coordinate, maintain, and support a career guidance system pursuant to 281—Chapter 49 and related work-based learning opportunities for students; and purchase career and technical education equipment and curricular resources to include standard classroom consumable supplies directly related to and necessary for the course curriculum, other than basic consumable supplies that will be made into products to be sold or used personally by students, teachers, and other persons. All expenditures on allowable uses specified under this paragraph must conform to the requirements of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, codified at 20 U.S.C. §2301 et seq., as amended, and subsequent reauthorizations.