House File 2034 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2034 BY GRASSLEY A BILL FOR An Act relating to permissible uses of supplemental aid for 1 professional development paid to school districts and 2 area education agencies under the state school foundation 3 program. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5465YH (2) 86 kh/sc
H.F. 2034 Section 1. Section 284.6, subsection 8, Code 2016, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 8. For each year in which a school district receives funds 3 calculated and paid to school districts for professional 4 development pursuant to section 257.10, subsection 10 , or 5 section 257.37A, subsection 2 , the school district shall 6 create quality professional development opportunities. Not 7 less than thirty-six hours in the school calendar, held 8 outside of the minimum school day, shall be set aside during 9 nonpreparation time or designated professional development 10 time to allow practitioners to collaborate with each other to 11 deliver educational programs and assess student learning, or 12 to engage in peer review pursuant to section 284.8, subsection 13 1 . The funds may be used to implement the professional 14 development provisions of the teacher career paths and 15 leadership roles specified in section 284.7 or 284.15 , 16 including but not limited to providing professional development 17 to teachers, including additional salaries for time beyond the 18 normal negotiated agreement; pay for substitute teachers , ; 19 professional development materials, speakers, and professional 20 development content , including but not limited to textbooks and 21 curriculum materials ; and costs associated with implementing 22 the individual professional development plans. The use of the 23 funds shall be balanced between school district, attendance 24 center, and individual professional development plans, 25 making every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all 26 teachers. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill expands the list of purposes for which school 31 districts and area education agencies may expend funds that 32 are calculated and paid to school districts and area education 33 agencies as supplemental aid for professional development under 34 the state school foundation program. 35 -1- LSB 5465YH (2) 86 kh/sc 1/ 2
H.F. 2034 Currently, the funds received must be used to implement 1 the professional development provisions of the teacher career 2 paths and leadership roles specified in Code sections 284.7 and 3 284.15. To the list of permissible professional development 4 expenditures currently in statute, the bill adds textbooks and 5 curriculum materials. 6 -2- LSB 5465YH (2) 86 kh/sc 2/ 2