Executive Order 10 (EO10) requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The Iowa Department of Education (Department) and its aligned state agencies have the following deadlines to complete their work under EO10:

  • Iowa Department of Education - Dec. 31, 2023
  • Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - Dec. 31, 2024.
  • Iowa College Aid - Dec. 31, 2025.
  • School Budget Review Committee - Dec. 31, 2026

EO10's process for reviewing existing rule chapters and determining which rules will be repealed or retained includes public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input throughout the process.

Opportunities for public input and information for public review during the implementation of EO10 will be posted to this webpage as it becomes available.

Red Tape Reviews

Red Tape Reviews are the Department's analysis for rules chapters.  Documents explain the analysis, including rules and restrictive terms that are eliminated and contains a proposed new rule chapter. Additional changes may be made to each proposed rule chapter as part of the Regulatory Analysis required by Executive Order 10, or as part of the rulemaking process.

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Iowa Department of Education

Red Tape Review Document & Date Completed

Topic

Regulatory Analysis & Final Date

281-1

5-30-23

Organization and Operation

 

281-2

5-30-23

Agency Procedure for Rule Making and Petitions for Rule Making

 

281-3

5-30-23

Declaratory Orders

 

281-4

5-30-23

Waivers From Administrative Rules

 

281-5

8-28-23

Public Records and Fair Information Practices

 

281-6

5-30-23

Appeal Procedures

 

281-7

7-17-23

Criteria for Grants

 

281-11 & 281-17

8-31-23

Open Enrollment and Other Enrollment Options

 

281-12

8-31-23

General Accreditation

 

281-14

8-31-23

School Health Services

 

281-15

8-30-23

Online and Virtual Learning

 

281-16

5-30-23

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program

 

281-18

5-30-23

School Fees

 

281-19 & 281-68

5-30-23

Charter Schools and Iowa Public Charter and Innovation Zone Schools

 

281-21 & 281-24

8-30-23

Community Colleges

 

281-22

8-28-23

Senior Year Plus

 

281-23

7-27-23

Adult Education and Literacy Programs - This rule chapter is transferring to Iowa Workforce Development.

 

281-25

8-2-23

Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Program; Gap Tuition Assistance Program

 

281-27

8-2-23

Workforce Training and Economic Development Funds

 

281-31

8-28-23

Private Instructions and Dual Enrollment

 

281-32

8-22-23

High School Equivalency Diploma

 

281-33

7-17-23

Educating Homeless Children and Youth

 

281-34

8-31-23

Funding for Children Residing in State Institutions or Mental Health Institutes

 

281-35

7-26-23

Educational Standards and Program Requirements for Children's Residential Facilities

 

281-36

8-21-23

Extracurricular Interscholastic Competition

 

281-37

8-21-23

Extracurricular Athletic Activity Conference for Member Schools

 

281-41

9-1-23

Special Education

 

281-43

8-30-23

Pupil Transportation

 

281-44

8-30-23

School Buses

 

281-46

8-30-23

Career and Technical Education

 

281-48

7-31-23

Work-Based Learning - The majority of this rule chapter will be transferred to Iowa Workforce Development.

 

281-49

8-2-23

Individual Career and Academic Plan

 

281-51 & 281-52

5-30-23

Approval of On-the-job Training Establishments Under the Montgomery G.I. Bill and For the education and Training of Eligible Veterans Under the Montgomery G.I. Bill

 

281-56

7-28-23

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services - This rule chapter is transferring to Iowa Workforce Development.

 

281-58

7-18-23

School Breakfast and Lunch Program; Nutritional Content Standards for Other Food and Beverages

 

281-59

7-18-23

Gifted and Talented Programs

 

281-60

7-17-23

Programs for Students Who Are English Learners

 

281-61

7-26-23

Iowa Reading Research Center

 

281-62

8-21-23

State Standards for Progression in Reading

 

281-63

8-31-23

Educational Programs and Services for Pupils in Juvenile Homes

 

281-64 & 281-67

8-21-23

Child Development Coordinating Council and Educational Support Programs for Parents of Children Aged Birth Through Five Years Who Are At Risk

 

281-65

7-17-23

Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students

 

281-72

8-30-23

Accreditation of Area Education Agencies

 

281-77 & 281-79

7-17-23

Standards for Teacher Intern Preparation Programs and Standards for Practitioner and Administrator Preparation Programs

 

281-80

8-1-23

Standards for Paraeducator Preparation

 

281-81

8-28-23

Standards for School Business Official Preparation Programs

 

281-82

7-18-23

Standards for School Administration Manager Programs

 

281-83

8-1-23

Teacher and Administrator Quality Programs

 

281-84

5-30-23

Financial Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers

 

281-95

5-30-23

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

281-96

8-30-23

Statewide Sales and Service Tax for School Infrastructure

 

281-97

8-30-23

Supplementary Weighting

 

281-98

9-1-23

Financial Management of Categorical Funding

 

281-99

7-17-23

Business Procedures and Deadlines

 

281-102

8-31-23

Procedures for Charging and Investigating Incidents of Abuse of Students by School Employees

 

281-103

8-28-23

Corporal Punishment, Physical Restraint, Seclusion, and Other Physical Contact with Students

 

281-120

9-1-23

Early ACCESS Integrated System of Early Intervention Services

 
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Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Red Tape Review Document & Date Completed

Topic

Regulatory Analysis & Final Date

   
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Iowa College Aid

Red Tape Review Document & Date Completed

Topic

Regulatory Analysis & Final Date

283-1

before 12-31-25

Organization and Operation

 

283-2

before 12-31-25

Commission Procedure for Rule Making

 

283-3

before 12-31-25

Declaratory Orders

 

283-4

before 12-31-25

Due Process

 

283-5

before 12-31-25

Contested Cases

 

283-6

before 12-31-25

Public Records and Fair Information Practices

 

283-7

before 12-31-25

Uniform Rules for Waivers

 

283-8

before 12-31-24

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

 

283-10

before 12-31-24

Future Ready Iowa Skilled Workforce Grant Program

 

283-11

before 12-31-24

Iowa Tuition Grant – For-Profit Institutions

 

283-12

before 12-31-24

Iowa Tuition Grant 

 

283-13

before 12-31-24

Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant

 

283-14

before 12-31-25

Health Care Professional Recruitment Program

 

283-15

before 12-31-24

Future Ready Iowa Skilled Workforce Last-Dollar Scholarship

 

283-16

7-3-23

Future Ready Iowa Skilled Workforce Grant Program

 

283-18

before 12-31-24

Iowa Work-Study Program

 

283-20

before 12-31-24

Iowa National Guard Service Scholarship

 

283-21

before 12-31-25

Approval of Postsecondary Schools

 

283-23

before 12-31-24

Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant

 

283-24

before 12-31-24

Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program

 

283-26

before 12-31-25

Health Care Award Program

 

283-27

before 12-31-25

Rural Iowa Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program

 

283-28

before 12-31-25

Teach Iowa Scholar

 

283-29

before 12-31-24

Iowa National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program

 

283-30

before 12-31-25

Iowa National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program

 

283-31

before 12-31-25

Mental Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

 

283-33

before 12-31-25

Chiropractic Loan Forgiveness Program

 

283-34

no red tape review for this new program

Workforce Grant and Incentive Program

 

283-37

before 12-31-25

Student Loan Debt Collection

 
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School Budget Review Committee

Red Tape Review Document & Date Completed

Topic

Regulatory Analysis & Final Date

   
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Regulatory Analysis - Public Hearings

After the Department completes its Red Tape Review of each of its rules chapters, it is required to prepare a regulatory analysis for each rule chapter and seek public comment.

Upcoming Hearings

Jan. 2, 2024

A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 5, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 31, 34, 41, 43, 44, 46, 62, 63, 64, 67, 72, 81, 96, 97, 98, 102, 103, and 120 on January 2, 2024, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room B50, Basement, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Individuals are welcome to give public comment on any or all of those rules chapters.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Dec. 13, 2023, Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Previous Hearing

Oct. 25 and 26, 2023

The Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Iowa College Aid held a public hearing at the Iowa College Aid office at 475 SW Fifth St, Suite D, Des Moines, IA 50309 on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. regarding the administrative rules on uniform policies for both the Future Ready Iowa Grant and the Workforce Grant and Incentive Program.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Oct. 4, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Sept. 12, 2023

A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 25, 27, 35, 49, 61, 79, 79, 80, and 83 was held on Sept. 12, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Aug. 23, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Aug. 29, 2023

A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 7, 33, 58, 59, 60, 65, 82 and 99 was held on Aug. 29, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the State Board Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the Aug. 9, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Aug. 2, 2023

The Iowa Department of Education's Bureau of Iowa College Aid held a public hearing on the regulatory analysis of Chapters 10 and 34 on Aug. 2, 2024 from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Iowa College Aid office at 475 SW Fifth St, Suite D, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the July 12, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

Aug. 1, 2023

A public hearing on the Department's regulatory analysis of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 16, 18, 19, 51, 52, 68, 84 and 95 was held on Aug. 1, 2023 from 9-10 a.m. in the ICN Room, Second Floor, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.

The regulatory analysis for each of those chapters were published in the July 12, 2023 Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

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