Bill Text: IA SF130 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the school start date and including effective date provisions.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - Subcommittee: Sinclair, Quirmbach and Zaun. [SF130 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SF130-Introduced.html
Senate File 130 - Introduced SENATE FILE 130 BY COURNOYER , LOFGREN , SHIPLEY , GREENE , CARLIN , QUIRMBACH , DOTZLER , GUTH , CELSI , WAHLS , RAGAN , NUNN , MILLER-MEEKS , CHAPMAN , J. SMITH , SWEENEY , and BISIGNANO A BILL FOR An Act relating to the school start date and including 1 effective date provisions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1403XS (4) 88 kh/jh
S.F. 130 Section 1. Section 279.10, subsection 1, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. The school year for each school district and accredited 3 nonpublic school shall begin on July 1 and the school calendar 4 shall begin no sooner than the Monday following the last day on 5 which the annual fair and exhibition is held by the Iowa state 6 fair board pursuant to chapter 173, or August 23 , whichever is 7 earlier, and no later than the first Monday in December. The 8 school calendar shall include not less than one hundred eighty 9 days or one thousand eighty hours of instruction during the 10 calendar year. The board of directors of a school district and 11 the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school 12 shall determine the school start date for the school calendar 13 in accordance with this subsection and shall set the number 14 of days or hours of required attendance for the school year 15 as provided in section 299.1, subsection 2 , but the board of 16 directors of a school district shall hold a public hearing 17 on any proposed school calendar prior to adopting the school 18 calendar. If the board of directors of a district or the 19 authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school extends 20 the school calendar because inclement weather caused the school 21 district or accredited nonpublic school to temporarily close 22 during the regular school calendar, the school district or 23 accredited nonpublic school may excuse a graduating senior 24 who has met district or school requirements for graduation 25 from attendance during the extended school calendar. A school 26 corporation may begin employment of personnel for in-service 27 training and development purposes before the date to begin 28 elementary and secondary school. 29 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 30 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 31 EXPLANATION 32 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 33 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 34 This bill provides that a school district or accredited 35 -1- LSB 1403XS (4) 88 kh/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 130 nonpublic school cannot begin its school calendar prior to the 1 Monday following the last day of the state fair or August 23, 2 whichever is earlier. 3 Currently, August 23 is the earliest school start date 4 allowed. 5 The bill takes effect upon enactment. 6 -2- LSB 1403XS (4) 88 kh/jh 2/ 2