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Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
State Board Room (second floor)
400 E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

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State Board Business Meeting

9:00 a.m.

Call to Order

Approve the Agenda


  1. Public Comment
  2. Director's Report

Consent Agenda

  1. Minutes – September 15, 2022
  2. Rules: Chapters 77 and 79 – Practitioner Preparation Standards (Adopt)
  3. Rules: Chapter 97 – Supplementary Weighting (Adopt)
  4. Rules: Chapters 19, 23, 41, 60, 67, 68, 77, 79, 98 and 120 – English Learner Terminology(Adopt)
  5. Religious Groups Exempted from School Standards

9:30 a.m.

Area Education Agency (AEA) Accreditation Overview

  1. Central Rivers AEA Accreditation Report
  2. Grant Wood AEA Accreditation Report
  3. Great Prairie AEA Accreditation Report
  4. Green Hills AEA Accreditation Report
  5. Heartland AEA Accreditation Report
  6. Keystone AEA Accreditation Report
  7. Northwest AEA Accreditation Report
  8. Prairie Lakes AEA Accreditation Report

9:45 a.m.

Appeal Decision: In re: Challenged Student Club (Johnston Community School District)

10:15 a.m.

Rules: Chapters 6, 17 and 36 – Open Enrollment (Adopt)
Rules: Chapter 19 – Charter Schools (Adopt)
Rules: Chapter 24 – Community College Accreditation (Notice)
Rules: Chapter 49 – Individual Career and Academic Plan (Notice)
Rules Chapter 80 – Standards for Paraeducator Preparation Programs (Notice)

11:15 a.m.

Davenport Community School District Update

11:45 a.m.


12:15 p.m.

Board Reports

12:30 p.m.

RAPIL Educator Preparation Program Approval

12:35 p.m.

Mount Mercy University Educator Preparation Program Approval

12:40 p.m.

Kirkwood Community College Paraprofessional Program Approval

12:45 p.m.

Iowa Western Community College Paraprofessional Program Approval

12:50 p.m.

Charter Schools Program Findings and Recommendations Legislative Report

1 p.m.

Charter Schools and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Legislative Report

1:10 p.m.

Charter School Monitoring Update

1:20 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Iowa Community Colleges Fall Enrollment Report

1:45 p.m.

Annual Condition of Education Report

2:05 p.m.

School Budget Review Committee Update

2:15 p.m.