House File 2140 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2140 BY SWEENEY , WATTS , DRAKE , RAYHONS , DE BOEF , HUSEMAN , KAUFMANN , and BAUDLER A BILL FOR An Act relating to core curriculum plan and implementation 1 dates established for school districts and accredited 2 nonpublic schools and including effective date provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5579YH (4) 83 kh/nh
H.F. 2140 Section 1. Section 280.3, subsection 3, paragraphs a and b, 1 Code 2009, are amended to read as follows: 2 a. Adopt an implementation plan by July 1, 2010 2012 , which 3 provides for the adoption of at least one core curriculum 4 subject area each year as established by the state board of 5 education for grades nine through twelve pursuant to section 6 256.7, subsection 26. The core curriculum established for 7 grades nine through twelve by the state board of education 8 pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26, shall be fully 9 implemented by each school district and school by July 1, 10 2012 2014 . 11 b. Adopt an implementation plan , by July 1, 2012 2014 , which 12 provides for the full implementation of the core curriculum 13 established for kindergarten through grade eight by the state 14 board of education pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26, by 15 the 2014-2015 2016-2017 school year. 16 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 17 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 18 EXPLANATION 19 This bill delays the dates by which school districts and 20 accredited nonpublic schools must adopt an implementation plan 21 for the core curriculum established by the state board of 22 education. 23 The Code requires the implementation plan for grades nine 24 through 12 be adopted by July 1, 2010, with full implementation 25 of the plan required by July 1, 2014. These dates are moved 26 back to July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2014, respectively, in 27 the bill. For kindergarten through grade eight, the Code 28 requires that the plan be adopted by July 1, 2012, with full 29 implementation by the 2014-2015 school year. The bill moves 30 the implementation plan date back to July 1, 2014, and the full 31 implementation date back to the 2016-2017 school year. 32 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 33 -1- LSB 5579YH (4) 83 kh/nh 1/ 1