Senate File 317 - Introduced SENATE FILE 317 BY SCHULTZ A BILL FOR An Act relating to the continued validity of certain special 1 education instructional endorsements to a practitioner 2 license issued by the board of educational examiners. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1738XS (3) 86 kh/rj
S.F. 317 Section 1. Section 272.9, Code 2015, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. a. The instructional strategist I, 3 instructional strategist II, or either of the kindergarten 4 through grade twelve mildly disabled endorsements issued under 5 282 IAC 14.2(2-7), to practitioners on or before July 1, 2017, 6 shall continue in force after July 1, 2017, and a practitioner 7 who continues to meet the conditions for practitioner licensure 8 under this chapter shall be permitted to perform the same 9 duties and functions as the practitioner was entitled to 10 perform with the endorsement issued under 282 IAC 14.2(2-7), 11 effective on July 1, 2017. 12 b. If a practitioner who holds an endorsement described 13 in paragraph “a” meets the requirements for a kindergarten 14 through grade twelve endorsement or for a special education 15 specializations endorsement under the rules effective on or 16 after July 1, 2019, the practitioner shall be permitted to 17 convert the endorsement described in paragraph “a” to the new 18 endorsement without payment of a fee. 19 EXPLANATION 20 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 21 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 22 This bill provides for the continuation in force after July 23 1, 2017, of certain special education endorsements issued by 24 the board of educational examiners to practitioners on or 25 before July 1, 2017. 26 The board has submitted to the administrative rules review 27 committee notice of intended action to eliminate four types of 28 special education endorsements on July 1, 2019: instructional 29 strategist I, instructional strategist II (including behavior 30 disorders and learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, 31 and physical disabilities), K-8 mildly disabled, and 5-12 32 mildly disabled. In their place, under the notice of intended 33 action, are the K-12 special education endorsement and the 34 special education specializations endorsement. 35 -1- LSB 1738XS (3) 86 kh/rj 1/ 2
S.F. 317 The bill provides that a practitioner who holds such 1 an endorsement and continues to meet the conditions for a 2 practitioner licensure shall be permitted to perform the same 3 duties and functions after July 1, 2017, as the practitioner 4 was entitled to perform with the endorsement held on July 1, 5 2017. A practitioner who applies for an endorsement after July 6 1, 2017, may apply for any of the six endorsements available on 7 that date, but the validity of the expiring endorsements would 8 not extend beyond June 30, 2019. 9 The bill also allows the practitioner to convert an 10 endorsement issued under the prior rules to an endorsement 11 issued on or after July 1, 2019, without fee if the 12 practitioner meets the requirements for the new endorsement. 13 -2- LSB 1738XS (3) 86 kh/rj 2/ 2