House File 215 H-1016 Amend House File 215 as follows: 1 1. Page 48, after line 20 by inserting: 2 < DIVISION ___ 3 INDEPENDENT ACCREDITATION OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS 4 Sec. ___. Section 256.11, Code 2013, is amended by 5 adding the following new subsection: 6 NEW SUBSECTION . 16. a. Notwithstanding 7 subsections 1 through 12, a nonpublic school may be 8 accredited by an approved independent accrediting 9 agency instead of by the state board as provided in 10 this subsection. The state board shall maintain a list 11 of approved independent accrediting agencies comprised 12 of at least six regional or national nonprofit, 13 nongovernmental agencies recognized as reliable 14 authorities concerning the quality of education offered 15 by a school and shall publish the list of independent 16 accrediting agencies on the department’s internet site. 17 The list shall include accrediting agencies that, as 18 of January 1, 2013, accredited a nonpublic school in 19 this state that was concurrently accredited under 20 this section; and any agency that has a formalized 21 partnership agreement with another agency on the list 22 and has member schools in this state as of January 1, 23 2013. 24 b. A nonpublic school that participates in the 25 accreditation process offered by an independent 26 accrediting agency on the approved list published 27 pursuant to paragraph “a” shall be deemed to meet the 28 education standards of this section. However, such a 29 school shall comply with statutory health and safety 30 requirements for school facilities. 31 c. If the state board takes preliminary action to 32 remove an agency from the approved list published on 33 the department’s internet site pursuant to paragraph 34 “a” , the department shall, at least one year prior to 35 removing the agency from the approved list, notify the 36 nonpublic schools participating in the accreditation 37 process offered by the agency of the state board’s 38 intent to remove the accrediting agency from its 39 approved list of independent accrediting agencies. 40 The notice shall also be posted on the department’s 41 internet site and shall contain the proposed date 42 of removal. The nonpublic school shall attain 43 accreditation under this subsection or subsections 1 44 through 12 not later than one year following the date 45 on which the state board removes the agency from its 46 list of independent accrediting agencies. 47 DIVISION ___ 48 DRIVER EDUCATION BY TEACHING PARENT 49 Sec. ___. NEW SECTION . 321.178A Driver education 50 -1- HF215.294 (1) 85 kh/rj 1/ 5 #1.
—— teaching parent. 1 1. Teaching parent. As an alternative to the 2 driver education requirements under section 321.178, 3 a teaching parent may instruct a student in a driver 4 education course that meets the requirements of this 5 section and provide evidence that the requirements 6 under this section have been met. 7 2. Definitions. For purposes of this section: 8 a. “Approved course” means driver education 9 curriculum approved by the department pursuant to rules 10 adopted under chapter 17A. An approved course shall, 11 at a minimum, meet the requirements of subsection 3 12 and be appropriate for teaching-parent-directed driver 13 education and related street or highway instruction. 14 Driver education materials that meet or exceed 15 standards established by the department for an approved 16 course in driver education for a public or private 17 school shall be approved unless otherwise determined by 18 the department. The list of approved courses shall be 19 posted on the department’s internet site. 20 b. “Student” means a person between the ages of 21 fourteen and twenty-one years who is within the custody 22 and control of the teaching parent and who satisfies 23 preliminary licensing requirements of the department. 24 c. “Teaching parent” means a parent, guardian, 25 or legal custodian of a student who is currently 26 providing competent private instruction to the student 27 pursuant to section 299A.2 or 299A.3 and who provided 28 such instruction to the student during the previous 29 year; who has a valid driver’s license, other than a 30 motorized bicycle license or a temporary restricted 31 license, that permits unaccompanied driving; and 32 who has maintained a clear driving record for the 33 previous two years. For purposes of this paragraph, 34 “clear driving record” means the individual has not 35 been identified as a candidate for suspension or 36 revocation of a driver’s license under the habitual 37 violator or habitual offender provisions of the 38 department’s regulations; is not subject to a driver’s 39 license suspension, revocation, denial, cancellation, 40 disqualification, or bar; and has no record of a 41 conviction for a moving traffic violation determined to 42 be the cause of a motor vehicle accident. 43 3. Course of instruction. 44 a. An approved course administered by a teaching 45 parent shall consist of but not be limited to the 46 following: 47 (1) Thirty clock hours of classroom instruction. 48 (2) Forty hours of street or highway driving 49 including four hours of driving after sunset and before 50 -2- HF215.294 (1) 85 kh/rj 2/ 5
sunrise while accompanied by the teaching parent. 1 (3) Four hours of classroom instruction concerning 2 substance abuse. 3 (4) A minimum of twenty minutes of instruction 4 concerning railroad crossing safety. 5 (5) Instruction relating to becoming an organ 6 donor under the revised uniform anatomical gift Act as 7 provided in chapter 142C. 8 (6) Instruction providing an awareness about 9 sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles. 10 b. The content of the course of instruction 11 required under this subsection shall be equivalent 12 to that required under section 321.178. However, 13 reference and study materials, physical classroom 14 requirements, and extra vehicle safety equipment 15 required for instruction under section 321.178 shall 16 not be required for the course of instruction provided 17 under this section. 18 4. Course completion and certification. Upon 19 application by a student for an intermediate license, 20 the teaching parent shall provide evidence showing 21 the student’s completion of an approved course and 22 substantial compliance with the requirements of 23 subsection 3 by affidavit signed by the teaching 24 parent on a form to be provided by the department. The 25 evidence shall include all of the following: 26 a. Documentation that the instructor is a teaching 27 parent as defined in subsection 2. 28 b. Documentation that the student is receiving 29 competent private instruction under section 299A.2 30 or the name of the school district within which the 31 student is receiving instruction under section 299A.3. 32 c. The name of the approved course completed by the 33 student. 34 d. An affidavit attesting to satisfactory 35 completion of course work and street or highway driving 36 instruction. 37 e. Copies of written tests completed by the 38 student. 39 f. A statement of the number of classroom hours of 40 instruction. 41 g. A log of completed street or highway driving 42 instruction including the dates when the lessons were 43 conducted, the student’s and the teaching parent’s name 44 and initials noted next to each entry, notes on driving 45 activities including a list of driving deficiencies and 46 improvements, and the duration of the driving time for 47 each session. 48 5. Intermediate license. Any student who 49 successfully completes an approved course as 50 -3- HF215.294 (1) 85 kh/rj 3/ 5
provided in this section, passes a driving test to 1 be administered by the department, and is otherwise 2 qualified under section 321.180B, subsection 2, shall 3 be eligible for an intermediate license pursuant 4 to section 321.180B. Twenty of the forty hours of 5 street or highway driving instruction required under 6 subsection 3, paragraph “a” , subparagraph (2), may be 7 used to satisfy the requirement of section 321.180B, 8 subsection 2. 9 6. Full license. A student must comply with 10 section 321.180B, subsection 4, to be eligible for a 11 full driver’s license pursuant to section 321.180B. 12 Sec. ___. Section 321.180B, subsection 2, paragraph 13 a, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 14 a. The department may shall issue an intermediate 15 driver’s license to a person sixteen or seventeen years 16 of age who possesses an instruction permit issued 17 under subsection 1 or a comparable instruction permit 18 issued by another state for a minimum of six months 19 immediately preceding application, and who presents an 20 affidavit signed by a parent, guardian, or custodian 21 on a form to be provided by the department that the 22 permittee has accumulated a total of twenty hours of 23 street or highway driving of which two hours were 24 conducted after sunset and before sunrise and the 25 street or highway driving was with the permittee’s 26 parent, guardian, custodian, instructor, a person 27 certified by the department, or a person at least 28 twenty-five years of age who had written permission 29 from a parent, guardian, or custodian to accompany 30 the permittee, and whose driving privileges have not 31 been suspended, revoked, or barred under this chapter 32 or chapter 321J during, and who has been accident 33 and violation free continuously for, the six-month 34 period immediately preceding the application for an 35 intermediate license. An applicant for an intermediate 36 license must meet the requirements of section 37 321.186 , including satisfactory completion of driver 38 education as required in section 321.178 or 321.178A , 39 and payment of the required license fee before an 40 intermediate license will be issued. A person issued 41 an intermediate license must limit the number of 42 passengers in the motor vehicle when the intermediate 43 licensee is operating the motor vehicle to the number 44 of passenger safety belts. > 45 2. Title page, line 5, before < making > by inserting 46 < concerning driver education by a teaching parent; > 47 3. By renumbering as necessary. 48 -4- HF215.294 (1) 85 kh/rj 4/ 5 #2.
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