House File 2072 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2072 BY SALMON A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting the adoption of statewide core social 1 studies standards by the state board of education and 2 providing for related matters. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5209YH (3) 88 kh/jh
H.F. 2072 Section 1. Section 256.7, subsection 26, paragraph a, 1 unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2020, is amended to read as 2 follows: 3 Adopt rules that establish a core curriculum and high school 4 graduation requirements for all students in school districts 5 and accredited nonpublic schools that include at a minimum 6 satisfactory completion of four years of English and language 7 arts, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and 8 three years of social studies. The state board shall not 9 adopt, and the department shall not authorize or require, 10 statewide core social studies standards for kindergarten 11 through grade twelve. This prohibition shall not be construed 12 to limit the state board’s or the department’s authority 13 relating to the accreditation of school districts and nonpublic 14 schools under section 256.11. 15 Sec. 2. Section 256.7, subsection 26, paragraph a, 16 subparagraph (3), Code 2020, is amended to read as follows: 17 (3) The rules establishing a core curriculum shall address 18 the core content standards in subsection 28 and the skills and 19 knowledge students need to be successful in the twenty-first 20 century. The core curriculum shall include social studies and 21 twenty-first century learning skills which include , including 22 but are not limited to civic literacy, health literacy, 23 technology literacy, financial literacy, family life and 24 consumer sciences, and employability skills; and shall address 25 the curricular needs of students in kindergarten through grade 26 twelve in those areas. The state board shall further define 27 the twenty-first century learning skills components by rule. 28 EXPLANATION 29 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 30 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 31 This bill prohibits the state board of education from 32 adopting, and the department of education from authorizing 33 or requiring, statewide core social studies standards for 34 kindergarten through grade 12. 35 -1- LSB 5209YH (3) 88 kh/jh 1/ 1