Notice of Intended Action

Accreditation of area education agencies, 72.4

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ARC 6877C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to area education agency accreditation standards and providing an opportunity for public comment

The State Board of Education hereby proposes to amend Chapter 72, "Accreditation of Area Education Agencies," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

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

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2001 Iowa Acts, House File 637, and 2010 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2088.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed rule making adds missing required elements to the rule on area education agency accreditation standards.

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.


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.

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 State Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on February 28, 2023. Comments should be directed to:

Thomas Mayes

Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building, Second Floor

400 East 14th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146

Phone: 515.242.5614


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

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 subrules 72.4(10) to 72.4(12):

72.4(10) The AEA shall maintain a program and services evaluation and reporting system, consistent with the requirements of this chapter.

72.4(11) The AEA shall provide support for school district libraries in accordance with Iowa Code section 273.2(4).

72.4(12) The AEA shall provide support for early childhood service coordination for families and children to meet health, safety, and learning needs, including service coordination under 281—Chapter 120.

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 2/28/2023.

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 2/8/2023.

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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 281-72.4(10) Rule 281-72.4(12)

Iowa Code References

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

Iowa Code 273.2(4)
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