Senate Study Bill 1081 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BILL) A BILL FOR An Act relating to programs for at-risk children. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1425XD (2) 89 kh/jh
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 279.51, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. Two hundred seventy-five thousand eight hundred 3 sixty-four dollars of the funds appropriated shall be allocated 4 to the area education agencies to assist school districts in 5 developing program plans and budgets under this section and to 6 assist school districts and child development programs under 7 section 256A.3 in meeting other responsibilities in early 8 childhood education. 9 Sec. 2. Section 279.51, subsection 2, paragraph a, 10 subparagraph (2), subparagraph division (a), Code 2021, is 11 amended to read as follows: 12 (a) To school districts to establish programs for 13 three-year-old, four-year-old, and five-year-old at-risk 14 children which are a combination of preschool and full-day 15 kindergarten . 16 EXPLANATION 17 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 18 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 19 This bill modifies provisions relating to programs for 20 at-risk children. 21 The bill provides that moneys appropriated to the department 22 of education and allocated to area education agencies to 23 provide assistance to school districts in developing program 24 plans and budgets to meet early childhood education needs may 25 also be used by the area education agencies to provide the same 26 assistance to child development programs that receive state 27 funds through the child development coordinating council. 28 The bill also eliminates outdated language relating to 29 grant awards the child development council may make to school 30 district programs for three-to-five-year-old at-risk children. 31 The stricken language provides that the programs must be a 32 combination of preschool and full-day kindergarten. 33 -1- LSB 1425XD (2) 89 kh/jh 1/ 1