Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted.

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

Members of the public may join in person at the Grimes State Office Building or remotely through video conferencing or telephone.

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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 - Sept. 14, 2023
  2. Religious Groups Exempted from School Standards

9:30 a.m.

Rules: Chapter 25 – Pathways for Academic Career and Employment
Rules: Chapter 27 – Training and Economic Development Funds
Rules: Chapter 32 – High School Equivalency Diploma
Rules: Chapter 35 – Standards for Children’s Residential Facilities
Rules: Chapter 36 – Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition
Rules: Chapter 37 – Extracurricular Athletic Activity Conference
Rules: Chapters 48 and 49 – Rescind and reserve Chapter 48 and rescind and replace Chapter 49
Rules: Chapter 61 – Iowa Reading Research Center
Rules: Chapters 77 and 79 – Rescind and reserve Chapter 77 and rescind and replace Chapter 79 
Rules: Chapter 80 – Standards for Paraeducator Preparation 
Rules: Chapter 83 – Teacher Administrator Quality Programs

9:50 a.m.

Rules: Chapter 12 - General Accreditation Standards

10:05 a.m.

Charter and Innovation Zone Schools in Iowa Legislative Report

10:15 a.m.

Charter Schools Program Findings and Recommendations Legislative Report

10:25 a.m.

School Administration Manager (SAM) Authorization Preparation Program Approval

10:40 a.m.

Heartland Area Education Agency Paraeducator Preparation Program Approval

10:55 a.m.

Grant Wood Area Education Agency Paraeducator Preparation Program Approval

11:10 a.m.

2023 Fall Enrollment Iowa Community Colleges

11:25 a.m.

Lunch/Board Reports                            

12:00 p.m.

Teacher Pipeline Briefing

12:20 p.m.

School Budget Review Committee Update

12:30 p.m.


State Board Work Session

12:45 p.m.

Strategic Planning Update

2:30 p.m.

Discussion of Boards and Commissions Review Committee Final Recommendations

3:00 p.m.