Senate File 431 - ReprintedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to required core curriculum and twenty-first
2century learning skills addressed in rules adopted by the
3state board of education.
1   Section 1.  Section 256.7, subsection 26, paragraph a,
2subparagraph (3), Code 2015, is amended to read as follows:
   3(3)  The rules establishing a core curriculum shall address
4the core content standards in subsection 28 and the skills and
5knowledge students need to be successful in the twenty-first
6century and shall address the curricular needs of students
7in kindergarten through grade twelve in those areas
. The
8core curriculum shall include social studies and twenty-first
9century learning skills which include but are not limited to
10civic the following:
   11(a)  Civic literacy, health literacy, technology literacy,
12financial literacy, and employability skills; and shall address
13the curricular needs of students in kindergarten through grade
14twelve in those areas. The state board shall further define
15the twenty-first century learning skills components by rule
   16(b)  Music, visual art, drama and theater, and other fine
17and applied arts. The department shall employ a consultant
18to oversee the development of and compliance with the fine
19arts core curriculum and to provide guidance for professional
20development programs, strategies, and materials based on the
21rules adopted by the state board pursuant to this subparagraph
22division. This subparagraph division shall not be construed
23to conflict with the provisions of section 256.11, subsection
243, 4, or 5, with regard to areas that are required to be
25taught. The selection and administration of assessments of
26music, visual art, drama and theater, or other fine arts
27courses shall be determined locally by the school district or
28accredited nonpublic school providing the educational program
29in accordance with section 256.11. However, the department
30may provide model assessments aligned with fine arts content
31standards established by the state board.
32   Sec. 2.  STATE MANDATE FUNDING SPECIFIED.  In accordance with
33Code section 25B.2, subsection 3, the state cost of requiring
34compliance with any state mandate included in this Act shall
35be paid by a school district from state school foundation aid
-1-1received by the school district under Code section 257.16.
2This specification of the payment of the state cost shall be
3deemed to meet all of the state funding-related requirements
4of Code section 25B.2, subsection 3, and no additional state
5funding shall be necessary for the full implementation of this
6Act by and enforcement of this Act against all affected school