The 2016 Legislative Session has begun. This is the second year of the 86th General Assembly. Between lower-than-expected revenue estimates, current commitments in education reform, medicaid expansion, and other areas; and the dynamics of an election year; debate on budget and policy bills may be fewer but no less intense than usual this year.
We have some great updates on Independent Accreditation, our Annual Members Meeting in November, and other information! You can read the entire newsletter here: IACS_September 2014_Newsletter
Many of your schools received a letter from the Iowa Department of Education this week outlining some guidance on how to move forward with your accreditation choice. By the 15th of September, you will need to contact the person listed in the letter and let them know which of the three options you choose. There […]
What is Independent Accreditation? During the 2013 Iowa legislative session, as part of a larger Ed Reform Bill (HF 215), 256.11, subsection 16 was created in the Iowa Code establishing “Independent Accreditation” for nonpublic schools in the State of Iowa. This allows schools to be accredited by an independent accrediting agency on a list of six or […]
Just FYI – The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee posted the rules the State Board of Education recently passed. We see not problem with these rules going through the Admin Rules Committee. These are the over-arching rules. Procedures, forms, and other details will be created by the Dept. of Ed very shortly. ARC 0964C — Independent accrediting […]