General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 214 - Appropriations — education


Published: 2007-05-29

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telecommuting options, develop a telecommuter employment policy, and implement a plan designed to increase the number of telecommuting employees. Many departments maintain employee telecommutingpolicies currently. Thesepolicies andprocedures havebeen in place for several years and are well established. The designated language in Section 20 directing a department or state agency to conduct an assessment of its telecommuting policy is duplica- tive and unnecessary and introduces a legislatively mandatedmanagement process into what is appropriately an executive branch decision. I will direct the Department of Administrative Services and theDepartment ofManagement to review the current state government telecom- muting policy andmake recommendations for any improvements as part of our overall execu- tive branch strategic planning process.

For the above reasons, I respectfully disapprove of the designated item in accordancewith Ar- ticle III, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa. All other items in Senate File 575 are hereby approved this date.

Sincerely, CHESTER J. CULVER, Governor

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CHAPTER 214

APPROPRIATIONS — EDUCATION

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ANACT relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation ofmoneys to the college student aid commission, the department for the blind, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing for related matters concerning the Iowa learning technology commission, providing for a related matter concerning participation in an in- structional support program by school districts, and providing effective dates.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

DEPARTMENT FOR THE BLIND

Section 1. ADMINISTRATION. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department for the blind for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 2,404,747. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 97.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION

Sec. 2. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the college student aid commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the following amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:

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1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 376,053. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 4.30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The commission shall conduct a study of the estimated family contribution limit eligibility

requirement for Iowa tuition grants to determine whether the current requirement is fair and equitable for prospective recipients and their families. The findings and recommendations, which the commission shall submit in a report to the general assembly by January 14, 2008, shall include transition plans to ensure that students with the greatest financial need receive full grants. 2. STUDENT AID PROGRAMS For payments to students for the Iowa grant program:

$ 1,070,976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. DES MOINES UNIVERSITY — OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER a. For forgivable loans to Iowa students attending Des Moines university — osteopathic

medical center under the forgivable loan program pursuant to section 261.19: $ 100,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To receive funds appropriated pursuant to this paragraph, Des Moines university — osteo- pathic medical center shall match the funds with institutional funds on a dollar-for-dollar ba- sis. b. For Des Moines university — osteopathic medical center for an initiative in primary

health care to direct primary care physicians to shortage areas in the state: $ 346,451. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For purposes of providing national guard educational assistance under the program estab-

lished in section 261.86: $ 3,800,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5. TEACHER SHORTAGE PROGRAMS For the teacher shortage programs established in section 261.111 and section 261.112, as en-

acted in this Act: $ 485,400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is the intent of the general assembly that appropriations made for teacher shortage pro- gram purposes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and each succeeding fiscal year, be distributed under the teacher shortage loan forgiveness program created pursuant to section 261.112, as enacted by this Act. 6. ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For purposes of the all Iowa opportunity assistance program, which includes the all Iowa

opportunity foster care grant programestablishedpursuant to section 261.6, as enactedby this Act, and the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program established pursuant to section 261.88, as enacted by this Act:

$ 1,000,0001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection, up to $500,000 shall be used for

purposes of the all Iowa opportunity foster care grant programestablished pursuant to section 261.6, as enacted by this Act, and at least $500,000 shall be used for purposes of the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program as established in section 261.88, as enacted by this Act. If the funds appropriated by the general assembly to the college student aid commission for

the 2007-2008 fiscal year for purposes of the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program exceed $500,000, “eligible institution” as defined in section 261.88, as enactedby thisAct, shall, during the 2007-2008 fiscal year, include accredited private institutions as defined in section 261.9, subsection 1.

Sec. 3. WORK-STUDY APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2007-2008. Notwithstanding section 261.85, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the amount appro-

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priated from the general fund of the state to the college student aid commission for the work- study program under section 261.85 shall be $295,600, and from the moneys appropriated in this section, $162,508 shall be allocated to institutions of higher education under the state board of regents and community colleges and the remaining dollars appropriated in this sec- tion shall be allocated by the college student aid commission on the basis of need as deter- mined by the portion of the federal formula for distribution for work-study funds that relates to the current need of institutions.

Sec. 4. REGISTERED NURSE AND NURSE EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PRO- GRAM FUNDS. From the funds appropriated for tuition grants pursuant to section 261.25, subsection 1, as amended in this Act, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, up to $100,000 shall be used to provide loan forgiveness as provided in section 261.23, as amended in this Act. The college student aid commission shall submit in a report to the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint appropriations subcommittee on education by January 1, 2009, the num- ber of registered nurses and nurse educators who received loan forgiveness in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, pursuant to section261.23, as amended in thisAct, and theamountpaid to each of the registered nurses and nurse educators. It is the intent of the general assembly that appropriations made for purposes of the regis-

tered nurse and nurse educator loan forgiveness program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and each succeeding fiscal year, be distributed under the program created pursuant to section 261.23, as amended in this Act, for registered nurses and nurse educators.

*Sec. 5. SCHOLARSHIP AND TUITION GRANT RESERVE FUND APPROPRIATION — BARBER SCHOOL AND SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES TUITION GRANTS. Notwithstanding the maximum allowed balance requirement of the scholarship and tuition grant reserve fund as provided in section 261.20, there is appropriated from the scholarship and tuition grant reserve fund to the college student aid commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, an amount up to $100,000 to be used to award Iowa vocational-technical tuition grants to residents of Iowa who establish financial need and are admitted and in attendance as a full-time or part-time student in a course of study at a school of cosmetology arts and sciences licensed under chapter 157 or a barber school li- censed pursuant to section 158.7 and accredited by a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States department of education. If the grant recipient discontinues attendance before the end of any termafter receiving payment of the grant, the entire amount of any refund due that student, up to the amount of any paymentsmade under the annual grant, shall be paid by the institution to the state. Funds appropriated in this section are in addition to funds appro- priated in section 261.25, subsection 3, as amended in this Act.*

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Sec. 6. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of educa- tion for the fiscal yearbeginningJuly 1, 2007, andending June30, 2008, the followingamounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 7,919,382. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 85.37. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the funds appropriated in this subsection, $225,000 shall be allocated for purposes of

conducting, supporting, and managing the accreditation of school districts and for purposes of various other duties such as conducting reorganization feasibility studies. Of the full-time equivalent positions authorized in this subsection, 10.00 full-time equivalent

positions are allocated to support management of the community college management infor- mation system; for the expansion of the state board of education model core curriculum; for

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* Item veto; see message at end of the Act

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the development and implementation of strategic educational goals; for the implementation of the grant request for proposals, technical assistance, and monitoring provisions in the stu- dent advancement policy; for the collection and dissemination of resources related to human growth and development curriculum; for district sharing incentive purposes; and for the se- nior year plus program study. Of the full-time equivalent positions authorized in this subsection, 1.00 full-time equivalent

position is allocated for district sharing incentive purposes and 4.00 full-time equivalent posi- tions are allocated for purposes of the student achievement and teacher quality program. The director of the department of education shall ensure that all school districts are aware

of the state education resources available on the state website for listing teacher job openings and shall make every reasonable effort to enable qualified practitioners to post their resumes on the state website. The department shall administer the posting of job vacancies for school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and area education agencies on the statewebsite. The department may coordinate this activity with the Iowa school board association or other in- terested education associations in the state. The department shall strongly encourage school districts to seek direct claiming under the medical assistance program for funding of school district nursing services for students. 2. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 553,758. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 13.50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES DIVISION a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the

following full-time equivalent positions: $ 5,419,890. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 273.50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The division of vocational rehabilitation services shall seek funding from other sources,

such as local funds, for purposes of matching the state’s federal vocational rehabilitation allo- cation, as well as for matching other federal vocational rehabilitation funding that may be- come available. Exceptwhere prohibited under federal law, the division of vocational rehabilitation services

of the department of education shall accept client assessments, or assessments of potential cli- ents, performed by other agencies in order to reduce duplication of effort. Notwithstanding the full-time equivalent position limit established in this lettered para-

graph, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, if federal funding is received to pay the costs of additional employees for the vocational rehabilitation services divisionwhowould have du- ties relating to vocational rehabilitation services paid for through federal funding, authoriza- tion to hire notmore than 4.00 additional full-time equivalent employees shall be provided, the full-time equivalent position limit shall be exceeded, and the additional employees shall be hired by the division. b. For matching funds for programs to enable persons with severe physical or mental disa-

bilities to functionmore independently, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent position:

$ 54,709. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 1.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The highest priority use for the moneys appropriated under this lettered paragraph shall be for programs that emphasize employment and assist persons with severe physical or mental disabilities to find andmaintain employment to enable them to function more independently. 4. STATE LIBRARY a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the

following full-time equivalent positions: $ 1,801,761. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 19.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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b. For the enrich Iowa program: $ 1,823,432. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5. LIBRARY SERVICE AREA SYSTEM For state aid:

$ 1,586,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. PUBLIC BROADCASTING DIVISION For salaries, support, maintenance, capital expenditures, miscellaneous purposes, and for

not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 8,448,649. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 93.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCILS For state aid:

$ 1,364,525. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The regional telecommunications councils established in section 8D.5 shall use the funds

appropriated in this subsection to provide technical assistance for network classrooms, plan- ning and troubleshooting for local area networks, scheduling of video sites, and other related support activities. 8. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS For reimbursement for vocational education expenditures made by secondary schools:

$ 2,936,904. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Funds appropriated in this subsection shall be used for expenditures made by school dis-

tricts to meet the standards set in sections 256.11, 258.4, and 260C.14 as a result of the enact- ment of 1989 Iowa Acts, chapter 278. Funds shall be used as reimbursement for vocational education expendituresmadeby secondary schools in themanner providedby thedepartment of education for implementation of the standards set in 1989 Iowa Acts, chapter 278. 9. SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE For use as state matching funds for federal programs that shall be disbursed according to

federal regulations, including salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:

$ 2,509,683. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 17.43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10. IOWA EMPOWERMENT FUND For deposit in the school ready children grants account of the Iowa empowerment fund cre-

ated in section 28.9: $ 23,781,594. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

a. From themoneys deposited in the school ready children grants account for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, not more than $300,000 is allocated for the community empowerment office and other technical assistance activities and of that amount, not more than $50,000 shall be used to administer the early childhood coordinator’s position pursuant to section 28.3, subsection 7, and notmore than $50,000 shall be used to promote and provide ongoing support to the parent website and to support and coordinate a network of websites that provide support and resources to parents and the general public. It is the intent of the general assembly that regional technical assistance teams will be established and will include staff from various agencies, as appropriate, including the area education agencies, community colleges, and the Iowa state university of science and technology cooperative ex- tension service in agriculture and home economics. The Iowa empowerment board shall di- rect staff toworkwith theadvisory council to inventory technical assistanceneeds. Fundsallo- cated under this lettered paragraph may be used by the Iowa empowerment board for the purpose of skills development and support for ongoing training of the regional technical assis- tance teams. However, funds shall not be used for additional staff or for the reimbursement of staff. b. As a condition of receiving funding appropriated in this subsection, each community em-

powerment area board shall report to the Iowa empowerment board progress on each of the state indicators approved by the state board, as well as progress on local indicators. The com-

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munity empowerment area board must also submit a written plan amendment extending by one year the area’s comprehensive school ready children grant plan developed for providing services for children from birth through five years of age and provide other information speci- fied by the Iowa empowerment board. The amendment may also provide for changes in the programs and services providedunder the plan. The Iowa empowerment board shall establish a submission deadline for the plan amendment that allows a reasonable period of time for preparation of the plan amendment and for review and approval or request for modification of the plan amendment by the Iowa empowerment board. In addition, the community empow- erment board must continue to comply with reporting provisions and other requirements adopted by the Iowa empowerment board in implementing section 28.8. c. Of the amount appropriated in this subsection for deposit in the school ready children

grants account of the Iowa empowerment fund that is used for distribution to areas, $4,650,000 shall be used to assist low-income parents with preschool tuition. d. Of the amount appropriated in this subsection for deposit in the school ready children

grants account of the Iowa empowerment fund, $1,000,000 shall be used for support of profes- sional development and training activities for persons working in early care, health, and edu- cation by the Iowa empowerment board in collaboration with representation from Iowa state university of science and technology cooperative extension service in agriculture and home economics, area education agencies, community colleges, child care resource and referral ser- vices, and community empowerment area boards. Expenditures shall be limited toprofession- al development and training activities agreed upon by the parties participating in the collabo- ration. e. Of the amount appropriated in this subsection for deposit in the school ready children

grants account of the Iowaempowerment fund, $100,000 shall beallocated to thepublic broad- casting division of the department of education for support of community empowerment as a ready-to-learn coordinator. 11. BIRTH TO AGE THREE SERVICES For expansion of the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of

2004, Pub. L.No. 108-446, as amended to January 1, 2007, birth through age three services due to increased numbers of children qualifying for those services:

$ 1,721,400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the funds appropriated in this subsection, $421,400 shall be allocated to the child

health specialty clinic at the state university of Iowa to provide additional support for infants and toddlers who are born prematurely, drug-exposed, or medically fragile. 12. EARLY HEAD START PILOT PROJECTS For transfer to thedepartment of human services for implementationof earlyhead start pilot

projects addressing the comprehensive cognitive, social, emotional, and developmental needs of children from birth to age three, including prenatal support for qualified families:

$ 400,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early head start pilot projects shall promote healthyprenatal outcomes, healthy family func-

tioning, and strengthen the development of infants and toddlers in low-income families. 13. FOUR-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM For allocation to eligible school districts for the four-year-old preschool program under

chapter 256C, if enacted,2 and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 15,000,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 3.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From themoneys appropriated pursuant to this subsection, notmore than $330,000 shall be

used by the department for administration of the four-year-old preschool programestablished pursuant to chapter 256C, if enacted.3

14. TEXTBOOKS OF NONPUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS To provide funds for costs of providing textbooks to each resident pupil who attends a non-

public school as authorized by section 301.1. The funding is limited to $20 per pupil and shall not exceed the comparable services offered to resident public school pupils:

$ 664,165. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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15. JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES For school districts to provide direct services to the most at-risk senior high school students

enrolled in school districts through direct intervention by a jobs for America’s graduates spe- cialist:

$ 600,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE YOUTH ORGANIZATION To assist a vocational agriculture youth organization sponsored by the schools to support

the foundation established by that vocational agriculture youth organization and for other youth activities:

$ 50,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fundsappropriated in this subsection shall beallocatedonly to theextent that the statemon-

eys are matched from other sources by the organization on a dollar-for-dollar basis. 17. STATEWIDE EDUCATION DATA WAREHOUSE For the implementation of an educational data warehouse that will be utilized by teachers,

parents, school district administrators, area education agency staff, department of education staff, and policymakers, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:

$ 400,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 4.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The department may use a portion of these funds for administrative purposes. Notwithstanding section 8.33,moneys appropriatedunder this subsectionwhich remainun-

obligated or unexpended on June 30, 2008, shall not revert but shall remain available to be used for the purposes designated in the following fiscal year. 18. ADVANCED PLACEMENT For distribution to theConnie Belin& JacquelineN. Blank international center for gifted ed-

ucation and talent development located at the state university of Iowa for purposes of increas- ing student participation in advanced placement courses and exams in Iowa high schools through support of the Iowa online advanced placement academy:

$ 400,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State funds shall not beusedby the center for reimbursement of advancedplacement exami-

nation fees for students participating in advanced placement courses and exams through the online academy. 19. SUPPLEMENTAL STRATEGIES AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES GRANT PRO-

GRAM For purposes of the supplemental strategies and educational services grant program estab-

lished pursuant to section 279.65, if enacted by this Act:4

$ 2,500,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS For the before and after school grant program established pursuant to section 256.26, if en-

acted by this Act:5

$ 400,0006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21. BEGINNING ADMINISTRATOR MENTORING AND INDUCTION PROGRAM For purposes of administering the beginning administrator mentoring and induction pro-

gram established pursuant to chapter 284A:

$ 250,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22. COMMUNITY COLLEGES For general state financial aid to merged areas as defined in section 260C.2 in accordance

with chapters 258 and 260C:

$ 171,962,414. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notwithstanding the allocation formula in section 260C.18C, the funds appropriated in this

subsection shall be allocated as follows: a. Merged Area I $ 8,472,001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . b. Merged Area II $ 9,282,134. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . c. Merged Area III $ 8,544,806. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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d. Merged Area IV $ 4,200,810. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e. Merged Area V $ 9,408,978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. Merged Area VI $ 8,169,643. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g. Merged Area VII $ 12,077,303. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h. Merged Area IX $ 15,025,656. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i. Merged Area X $ 25,854,970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . j. Merged Area XI $ 25,758,739. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . k. Merged Area XII $ 9,918,232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l. Merged Area XIII $ 10,041,096. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m. Merged Area XIV $ 4,251,743. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n. Merged Area XV $ 13,348,554. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o. Merged Area XVI $ 7,607,749. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sec. 7. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VOLUNTARY MODEL CORE CURRICULUM REPORT. The department of education shall evaluate the readiness of school districts to adopt and support the voluntarymodel core curriculum established pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26; assess the professional development necessary in order for school districts to support teachers in improved instruction; identify the barriers to full adoption of the voluntary model core curriculum by school districts statewide; and develop the technical assistance re- quired to assist all school districts to implement the voluntarymodel core curriculum. The de- partment shall submit a report summarizing its activities, findings, and recommendations, in- cluding recommendations for action by the general assembly, to assist school districts in delivering the voluntarymodel core curriculum to students, in a report to the general assembly by January 14, 2008.

Sec. 8. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUALITY FAC- ULTY WORKING GROUP. The department of education shall convene a working group to study comprehensive community college quality faculty issues. The working group shall in- clude but is not limited to equal numbers of community college faculty and administrators. The director of the department of education may appoint additional education stakeholders if appropriate. The Iowa association of community college trustees shall appoint community college administrators to theworking group and the Iowa state education association shall ap- point college faculty to the working group. The working group shall submit its findings and recommendations in a report to the general assembly by January 14, 2008.

STATE BOARD OF REGENTS

Sec. 9. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the state board of regents for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the following amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: 1. OFFICE OF STATE BOARD OF REGENTS a. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the

following full-time equivalent positions: $ 1,167,137. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 16.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The state board of regents, the department of management, and the legislative services

agency shall cooperate to determine and agree upon, by November 15, 2007, the amount that needs to be appropriated for tuition replacement for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008. The state board of regents shall conduct a detailed study examining campus security proto-

cols, processes, procedures, technologies, and prevention counseling techniques in use at each of the institutions of higher learning the board governs. The study shall also explore pro- cess, protocol, and technology improvements, as well as any other improvements which may lead to significant improvements in campus safety and security. The study shall include a re- view of arming campus security officers. The board shall complete the study by October 1, 2007, and shall submit its findings and recommendations in a report to the governor and the general assembly by October 15, 2007.

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The state board of regents shall submit a monthly financial report in a format agreed upon by the state board of regents office and the legislative services agency. The state board of regents shall not circumvent the requirements of section 270.10 and as

the board develops any plan regarding the Iowa braille and sight saving school, it shall comply with the requirements of section 270.10 and shall report monthly to the legislative standing committee on government oversight during the legislative interim. b. For allocation by the state board of regents to the state university of Iowa, the Iowa state

university of science and technology, and the university of northern Iowa to reimburse the in- stitutions for deficiencies in their operating funds resulting from the pledging of tuitions, stu- dent fees and charges, and institutional income to finance the cost of providing academic and administrative buildings and facilities and utility services at the institutions:

$ 13,975,431. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notwithstanding section 8.33, funds appropriated for the purposes in this lettered para-

graph remaining unencumbered or unobligated at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall be available for expenditure for the purposes specified in this lettered paragraph during the subsequent fiscal year. c. For funds to be allocated to the southwest Iowa graduate studies center:

$ 105,956. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . d. For funds tobe allocated to the siouxland interstatemetropolitan planning council for the

tristate graduate center under section 262.9, subsection 21: $ 77,941. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

e. For funds to be allocated to the quad-cities graduate studies center: $ 157,144. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

f. For funds for regents universities general operating budgets for strategic operating initia- tives that enhance salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, and for miscellaneous purpos- es:

$ 25,000,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g. For funds to be distributed to the midwestern higher education compact to pay Iowa’s

member state annual obligation: $ 90,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2. STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA a. General university, including lakeside laboratory For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more

than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 230,843,903. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 5,058.55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . b. Psychiatric hospital For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, for the care, treat-

ment, andmaintenance of committed and voluntary public patients, and for notmore than the following full-time equivalent positions:

$ 7,043,056. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 269.65. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

c. Center for disabilities and development For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 6,363,265. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 130.37. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the funds appropriated in this lettered paragraph, $200,000 shall be allocated for pur-

poses of the employment policy group. d. Oakdale campus For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 2,657,335. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 38.25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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e. State hygienic laboratory For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 3,849,461. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 102.50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. Family practice program For allocation by the dean of the college of medicine, with approval of the advisory board,

to qualified participants, to carry out chapter 148D for the family practice program, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:

$ 2,075,948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 190.40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

g. Child health care services For specialized child health care services, including childhood cancer diagnostic and treat-

ment network programs, rural comprehensive care for hemophilia patients, and the Iowa high-risk infant follow-up program, including salaries and support, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent positions:

$ 649,066. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FTEs 57.97. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

h. Statewide cancer registry For the statewide cancer registry, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent

positions: $ 178,739. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 2.10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i. Substance abuse consortium For funds to be allocated to the Iowa consortium for substance abuse research and evalua-

tion, and for not more than the following full-time equivalent position: $ 64,871. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 1.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . j. Center for biocatalysis For the center for biocatalysis, and for notmore than the following full-time equivalent posi-

tions: $ 881,384. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 6.28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . k. Primary health care initiative For the primary health care initiative in the college of medicine and for not more than the

following full-time equivalent positions: $ 759,875. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 5.89. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the funds appropriated in this lettered paragraph, $330,000 shall be allocated to the

department of family practice at the state university of Iowa college of medicine for family practice faculty and support staff. l. Birth defects registry For the birth defects registry and for not more than the following full-time equivalent posi-

tion: $ 44,636. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 1.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m. Larned A. Waterman Iowa nonprofit resource center For the Larned A. Waterman Iowa nonprofit resource center:

$ 200,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . n. Agricultural health and safety programs For a program for farmers with disabilities:

$ 130,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Funds appropriated for purposes of this lettered paragraph shall be used for a grant to a na-

tional nonprofit organization with over eighty years of experience in assisting children and

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adults with disabilities and special needs. The funds shall be used for a nationally recognized program that began in 1986 and has been replicated in at least thirty other states, but which is not available through any other entity in this state, that provides assistance to farmers with disabilities in all 99 counties to allow the farmers to remain in their ownhomesandbegainfully engaged in farming through provision of agricultural worksite and homemodification consul- tations, peer support services, services to families, information and referral, and equipment loan services. 3. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY a. General university For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more

than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 180,198,164. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 3,647.42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . b. Agricultural experiment station For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 32,984,653. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 546.98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . c. Cooperative extension service in agriculture and home economics For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 21,232,579. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 383.34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . d. Leopold center For agricultural research grants at Iowa state university under section 266.39B, and for not

more than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 464,319. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 11.25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e. Livestock disease research For deposit in and the use of the livestock disease research fund under section 267.8:

$ 220,708. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA a. General university For salaries, support, maintenance, equipment, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more

than the following full-time equivalent positions: $ 82,701,063. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 1,449.48. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . b. Recycling and reuse center For purposes of the recycling and reuse center, and for notmore than the following full-time

equivalent positions: $ 211,858. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 3.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 9,530,007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 126.60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. IOWA BRAILLE AND SIGHT SAVING SCHOOL For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more than the fol-

lowing full-time equivalent positions: $ 5,332,607. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FTEs 62.87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. TUITION AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS For payment to local school boards for the tuition and transportation costs of students resid-

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ing in the Iowa braille and sight saving school and the state school for the deaf pursuant to sec- tion 262.43 and for payment of certain clothing, prescription, and transportation costs for stu- dents at these schools pursuant to section 270.5:

$ 15,020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sec. 10. STATEBOARDOFREGENTS—GEORGEWASHINGTONCARVERENDOWED CHAIR. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the state board of regents for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purpose designated: For purposes of recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty and to support their academic

pursuits and endeavors through the establishment of theGeorgeWashingtonCarver endowed chair at the Iowa state university of science and technology: FY 2007-2008 $ 250,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FY 2008-2009 $ 250,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moneys appropriated for purposes of theGeorgeWashington Carver endowed chair as pro-

vided by this section shall be allocated only to the extent that the state moneys are matched from other sources by the Iowa state university of science and technology on a basis of a two dollar university contribution for every one dollar appropriated under this section.

Sec. 11. For the fiscal yearbeginning July 1, 2007, andending June30, 2008, the stateboard of regents may use notes, bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness issued under section 262.48 to finance projects that will result in energy cost savings in an amount that will cause the state board to recover the cost of the projects within an average of six years.

Sec. 12. Notwithstanding section 270.7, the department of administrative services shall pay the state school for the deaf and the Iowa braille and sight saving school the moneys col- lected from the counties during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, for expenses relating to prescription drug costs for students attending the state school for the deaf and the Iowa braille and sight saving school.

Sec. 13. PARTICIPATION IN AN INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS—SUSPENSIONOFREQUIREMENTS. Notwithstandingany contrary provision in chapter 257, including sections 257.18 through257.21, a school district that has participated in a board-approved instructional support program during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, andending June30, 2007,maycontinue toparticipate in theboard-approved instruction- al support program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, to the extent established by the board’s resolution, as if it had complied with those sections, if all of the following apply: 1. The board of directors of the school district has adopted or adopts a resolution not later

thanMay 15, 2007, to participate in the board-approved instructional support program as oth- erwise provided in section 257.18. If the board of directors has adopted a budget which did not account for the board-approved instructional support program, the board of directorsmay adjust its budget to account for the board-approved instructional support program as ap- proved by the department of management. 2. The secretary of the board of directors does not receive a petition as authorized in section

257.18, subsection 2, within twenty-eight days following the adoption of the resolution by the board of directors of the school district to participate in the board-approved instructional sup- port program as provided in subsection 1, which asks that an election be called to approve or disapprove the action of the board of directors in adopting the resolution.

Sec. 14. The Iowa learning technology commission shall submit a report by January 1, 2008, to the general assemblywhich shall include a description and the results of the pilot pro- gramswhich received funding pursuant to section 280A.4 and, based on the findings resulting from implementation of the programs, the commission’s recommendations for funding and implementing statewide learning technology initiatives.

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*Sec. 15. STATE EMPLOYEE TELECOMMUTING—POLICYDEVELOPMENT— IMPLE- MENTATION. 1. The director of a department or state agency to which appropriations are made pursuant

to the provisions of this Act shall assess the extent towhich job classifications or individual em- ployment positions with the department or agencymight be effectively performed from an em- ployee’s residence or other remote location through telecommuting, thereby increasing office space within the department or agency and reducing administrative costs. The assessment shall include an estimate of the number of department or agency employees whose job respon- sibilities could be effectively performed on a telecommuting basis, projected costs of establish- ing and maintaining work stations at an employee’s residence or other remote location and providing telecommuter support, anticipated savings to the department or agency through a reduction in the office-based workforce, and anticipated time and cost savings to telecommut- ing employees. A report summarizing the assessment shall be submitted to the director of the department of administrative services, and themembers of the general assembly, byNovember 1, 2007. 2. Based on the assessment conducted pursuant to subsection 1, the director shall develop

a telecommuter employment policy for the department or agency and a timeline for initial poli- cy implementation and plans for expanding the number of telecommuting employees. Specific office-based workforce reduction percentages shall be left to the discretion of the director, but thedirector shall implement apolicyby January1, 2008. Thedirector shall report to thedirector of the department of administrative services and the members of the general assembly on an annual basis beginning January 1, 2009, the number of telecommuting employees, cost savings achievedby thedepartment or agency, andplans for continued transfer of office-based employ- ees to telecommuter status.*

Sec. 16. Section 256.7, subsection 26, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 26. Set a goal of increasing to eighty percent thenumber of students graduating fromall sec-

ondary schools in school districts in this statewhohave successfully completed the core curric- ulum recommended by the college testing service whose college entrance examination is tak- en by themajority of Iowa’s high school students. The state goal shall be exclusive of students who have special or alternativemeans for satisfying graduation requirements under individu- alized educational plans developed for the students. The state board shall require each school district to annually report, beginning with the 2006 – 2007 school year, the percentage of stu- dents graduating from high school in the school district who complete the core curriculum. The school district shall report, in the comprehensive school improvement plan submitted in accordancewith subsection 21, how the district plans to increase the number of students com- pleting the recommended core curriculum. Taking into consideration the recommendations of the college testing service whose college entrance examination is taken by the majority of Iowa’s high school students, Adopt rules that establish a voluntarymodel core curriculum and requiring, beginning with the students in the 2010 – 2011 school year graduating class, the re- quirements for high school graduation requirements for all students in school districts shall be andaccreditednonpublic schools that include at aminimumsatisfactory completion of four years of English and language arts, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and three years of social studies. The voluntary model core curriculum adopted shall address the core content standards in subsection 27 and the skills and knowledge students need to be suc- cessful in the twenty-first century. The voluntary model core curriculum shall include social studies and twenty-first century learning skills which include but are not limited to civic litera- cy, health literacy, technology literacy, financial literacy, and employability skills; and shall address the curricular needs of students in kindergarten through grade twelve in those areas. The state board shall continue the inclusive process begun during the initial development of a voluntary model core curriculum for grades nine through twelve including stakeholder in- volvement, including but not limited to representatives from the private sector and the busi- ness community, and alignment of the voluntary model core curriculum to other recognized sets of national and international standards. The state board shall also recommend quality

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assessments to school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to measure the voluntary model core curriculum.

Sec. 17. Section 256.7, Code 2007, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 27. Adopt a set of core content standards applicable to all students in

kindergarten through grade twelve in every school district and accredited nonpublic school. For purposes of this subsection, “core content standards” includes reading, mathematics, and science. The core content standards shall be identical to the core content standards included in Iowa’s approved 2006 standards and assessment systemunder Title I of the federal Elemen- tary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq., as amended by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-110. School districts and accredited non- public schools shall include, at a minimum, the core content standards adopted pursuant to this subsection in any set of locally developed content standards. School districts and accred- ited nonpublic schools are strongly encouraged to include the voluntary model core curricu- lum or set higher expectations in local standards. As changes in federal law or regulation oc- cur, the state board is authorized to amend the core content standards as appropriate.

Sec. 18. Section 256.9, Code 2007, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 55. Establish andmaintain a process and a procedure, in cooperation

with the board of educational examiners, to compare a practitioner’s teaching assignment with the license and endorsements held by the practitioner. The directormay report noncom- pliance issues identified by this process to the board of educational examiners pursuant to sec- tion 272.15, subsection 3.

Sec. 19. NEW SECTION. 256.26 BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM. 1. There is established a before and after school grant program to provide competitive

grants to school districts and other public and private organizations to expand the availability of before and after school programs, including but not limited to summer programs. 2. Grant applications shall be assessed by the department based on the targeted student

population and whether the application meets all of the following conditions: a. Demonstrates partnerships and collaboration with not-for-profit community organiza-

tions. b. Indicates that the applicant has a plan for continually improving quality in the program. c. Provides for a safe and engaging environment. d. Combines academic, enrichment, cultural, and recreational activities. e. Provides for not less than a twenty percentmatch of any state funds received for purposes

of the program. f. Demonstrates that the applicant is able to sustain the program after the grant is ex-

hausted. 3. Activities supported by an applicant may include but are not limited to tutoring and sup-

plementing instruction in basic skills, such as reading, math, and science; drug and violence prevention curricula and counseling; youth leadership activities; volunteer and service learn- ing opportunities; career and vocational awareness preparation; courses and enrichment in arts and culture; computer instruction; character development and civic participation; lan- guage instruction, including English as a second language; mentoring; positive interaction with law enforcement; supervised recreation programs; and health and nutrition programs. 4. The department shall make every effort to award grants to a balance of rural and urban

programs. 5. The department shall make every effort to leverage additional funding from other public

and private sources to support the grant program. 6. From funds appropriated for a fiscal year for purposes of this section, not more than one

hundred thousand dollars may be used to retain a contractor to work with the department on long-term planning and development of a statewide infrastructure to provide coordination, support, and technical assistance to before and after school programs. The contractor shall

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be qualified to provide services in policy development, before and after school fundingmecha- nisms, public and private partnerships, data collection, the promotion of quality, andworking with various state and local interests.7

Sec. 20. Section 257.11, subsection 6, Code 2007, is amended by striking the subsection and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 6. SHARED CLASSES DELIVERED OVER THE IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK. a. A school district that provides a virtual class to a pupil in another school district and the

school district receiving that virtual class for a pupil shall each receive a supplemental weight- ing of one-twentieth of the percentage of the pupil’s school day duringwhich the pupil attends the virtual class. b. Fifty percent of the funding the school district providing the virtual class receives as a re-

sult of this subsection shall be reserved as additional pay for the virtual classroom instructor. If an instructor’s contract provides additional pay for teaching a virtual class, the instructor shall receive the greater amount of either the amount provided for in this paragraph or the amount provided for in the instructor’s contract. c. A school district receiving a virtual class for a pupil from a community college, which

class meets the sharing agreement requirements in section 257.11, subsection 3, shall receive a supplemental fundingweighting of one-twentieth of the percentage of the pupil’s school day during which the pupil attends the virtual class. d. For the purposes of this subsection, “virtual class” means either of the following: (1) A class providedby a school district to apupil in another school district via the Iowacom-

munications network’s video services. (2) A class provided by a community college to a pupil in a school district via the Iowa com-

munications network’s video services.

Sec. 21. Section 260C.36, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: By October 1, 2002, the The community college administration shall establish a committee

consisting of instructors and administrators, equally representative of the arts and sciences faculty and the vocational-technical faculty, which has no more than a simple majority of members of the samegender. The facultymembers shall be appointedby the certified employ- ee organization if one exists and if not, by the college administration. The administrators shall be appointed by the college administration. The committee shall develop andmaintain a plan for hiring and developing quality faculty that includes all of the following:

Sec. 22. Section 260C.36, subsection 3, Code 2007, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 23. Section 260C.48, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: The state board shall develop standards and rules for the accreditationof community college

programs. Except as provided in this subsection and subsection 4, standards developed shall be general in nature so as to apply to more than one specific program of instruction. With re- gard to community college-employed instructors, the standards adopted shall at a minimum require that full-time community college instructors who are under contract for at least half- time or more meet the following requirements:

Sec. 24. Section 261.2, subsection 6, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 6. Develop and implement, in cooperation with the department of human services and the

judicial branch, a program to assist juveniles who are sixteen years of age or older and who have a case permanency plan under chapter 232 or 237 or are otherwise under the jurisdiction of chapter 232 in applying for federal and state aid available for higher education. The com- mission shall also develop and implement the all Iowa opportunity foster care grant program in accordance with section 261.6.

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Sec. 25. NEW SECTION. 261.6 ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY FOSTER CARE GRANT PROGRAM. 1. The commission shall develop and implement, in cooperationwith the department of hu-

man services and the judicial branch, the all Iowa opportunity foster care grant program in accordance with this section. 2. The program shall provide financial assistance for postsecondary education or training

to persons who have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma under chap- ter 259A, are age eighteen through twenty-three, and are described by any of the following: a. On the date the person reached age eighteen or during the thirty calendar days preceding

or succeeding that date, the personwas in a licensed foster care placement pursuant to a court order entered under chapter 232 under the care and custody of the department of human ser- vices or juvenile court services. b. On the date the person reached age eighteen or during the thirty calendar days preceding

or succeeding that date, the person was under a court order under chapter 232 to live with a relative or other suitable person. c. The person was in a licensed foster care placement pursuant to an order entered under

chapter 232 prior to being legally adopted after reaching age sixteen. d. On the date the person reached age eighteen or during the thirty calendar days preceding

or succeeding that date, the personwas placed in the state training school or the Iowa juvenile home pursuant to a court order entered under chapter 232 under the care and custody of the department of human services. 3. The program requirements shall include but are not limited to all of the following: a. Program assistance shall cover a program participant’s expenses associatedwith attend-

inganapprovedpostsecondary education or trainingprogram in this state. The expenses shall include tuition and fees, books and supplies, child care, transportation, housing, and other ex- penses approved by the commission. If a participant is attending on less than a full-time basis, assistance provisions shall be designed to cover tuition and fees and books and supplies, and assistance for other expenses shall be prorated to reflect the hours enrolled. b. If the approved education or training program is more than one year in length, the pro-

gram assistance may be renewed. To renew the assistance, the participant must annually re- apply for the program andmeet the academic progress standards of the postsecondary educa- tional institution or make satisfactory progress toward completion of the training program. c. A person shall be less than age twenty-three upon both the date of the person’s initial ap-

plication for the program and the start date of the education or training program for which the assistance is provided. Eligibility for programassistance shall end upon the participant reach- ing age twenty-four. d. Assistance under the program shall not be provided for expenses that are paid for by oth-

er programs for which funding is available to assist the participant. e. The commission shall implement assistance provisions in amanner to ensure that the to-

tal amount of assistance provided under the program remains within the funding available for the program. 4. The commission shall develop and implement a tracking system that maintains a record

of the postsecondary and workforce participation for those assisted under the program. The system shall maintain a record for each participant for up to ten years after the first year of assistance. The commission shall deliver a report on theoutcomesof theprogram to thegover- nor and general assembly by January 1 annually.8

Sec. 26. Section 261.23, Code 2007, is amended by striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 261.23 REGISTERED NURSE AND NURSE EDUCATOR LOAN FORGIVENESS PRO-

GRAM. 1. A registered nurse and nurse educator loan forgiveness program is established to be ad-

ministeredby the commission. Theprogramshall consist of loan forgiveness for eligible feder- ally guaranteed loans for registered nurses and nurse educators who practice or teach in this

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state. For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “nurse educator” means a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree or doctorate degree and is employed as a facultymember who teaches nursing as provided in 655 IAC 2.6(152) at an accredited pri- vate institution or an institution of higher education governed by the state board of regents. 2. Each applicant for loan forgiveness shall, in accordancewith the rules of the commission,

do the following: a. Complete and file an application for registered nurse or nurse educator loan forgiveness.

The individual shall be responsible for the prompt submission of any information required by the commission. b. File a new application and submit information as required by the commission annually

on the basis of which the applicant’s eligibility for the renewed loan forgiveness will be evalu- ated and determined. c. Complete and return on a form approved by the commission an affidavit of practice veri-

fying that the applicant is a registered nurse practicing in this state or a nurse educator teach- ingat anaccreditedprivate institutionor an institutionofhigher learninggovernedby the state board of regents. 3. a. The annual amount of registered nurse loan forgiveness for a registered nurse who

completes a course of study which leads to a baccalaureate or associate degree of nursing, di- ploma innursing, or agraduateor equivalent degree innursing, andwhopractices in this state, shall not exceed the resident tuition rate established for institutions of higher learning gov- ernedby the state boardof regents for the first year following the registerednurse’s graduation fromanursing education programapprovedby the board of nursingpursuant to section 152.5, or twenty percent of the registerednurse’s total federally guaranteedStafford loan amount un- der the federal family education loan program or the federal direct loan program, including principal and interest, whichever amount is less. A registered nurse shall be eligible for the loan forgiveness program for not more than five consecutive years. b. The annual amount of nurse educator loan forgiveness shall not exceed the resident tu-

ition rate established for institutions of higher learning governed by the state board of regents for the first year following thenurse educator’s graduation fromanadvanced formal academic nursing education program approved by the board of nursing pursuant to section 152.5, or twenty percent of the nurse educator’s total federally guaranteed Stafford loan amount under the federal family education loan programor the federal direct loanprogram, includingprinci- pal and interest, whichever amount is less. A nurse educator shall be eligible for the loan for- giveness program for not more than five consecutive years. 4. A registered nurse and nurse educator loan forgiveness repayment fund is created for de-

posit of moneys appropriated to or received by the commission for use under the program. Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys deposited in the fund shall not revert to any fund of the state at the end of any fiscal year but shall remain in the loan forgiveness repayment fund and be continuously available for loan forgiveness under the program. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund. 5. The commission shall submit in a report to the general assembly by January 1, annually,

the number of individuals who received loan forgiveness pursuant to this section, where the participants practiced or taught, the amount paid to eachprogramparticipant, and other infor- mation identified by the commission as indicators of outcomes from the program. 6. The commission shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to administer this section.

Sec. 27. Section 261.25, subsections 1, 2, and 3, Code 2007, are amended to read as follows: 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the commission for each fiscal

year the sumof forty-six forty-eightmillion five three hundred six seventy-three thousand two seven hundred eighteen dollars for tuition grants. 2. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the commission for each fiscal

year the sum of five million one three hundred sixty-seven seventy-four thousand three eight hundred fifty-eight dollars for tuition grants for students attending for-profit accredited pri-

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vate institutions located in Iowa. A for-profit institution which, effective March 9, 2005, pur- chased an accredited private institution that was exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be an eligible institution under the tuition grant program. In the case of a qualified student who was enrolled in such accredited private institution that was purchased by the for-profit institution effective March 9, 2005, and who continues to be enrolled in the eligible institution in succeeding years, the amount the student qualifies for un- der this subsection shall be not less than the amount the student qualified for in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004. For purposes of the tuition grant program, “for-profit accredited pri- vate institution”means an accredited private institutionwhich is not exempt from taxation un- der section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code but which otherwise meets the require- ments of section 261.9, subsection 1, paragraph “b”, and whose students were eligible to receive tuition grants in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003. 3. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the commission for each fiscal

year the sumof twomillion five sevenhundred thirty-three eighty-three thousandonehundred fifteen dollars for vocational-technical tuition grants.

Sec. 28. NEW SECTION. 261.88 ALL IOWA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PRO- GRAM AND FUND. 1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this division, unless the context otherwise requires: a. “Commission” means the college student aid commission. b. “Eligible institution” means a community college established under chapter 260C or an

institution of higher learning governed by the state board of regents. c. “Financial need” means the difference between the student’s financial resources avail-

able, including those available from the student’s parents as determined by a completed par- ents’ confidential statement, and the student’s anticipated expenses while attending an eligi- ble institution. d. “Full-time resident student” means an individual resident of Iowa who is enrolled at an

eligible institution in a programof study including at least twelve semester hours or the trimes- ter or quarter equivalent. e. “Part-time resident student” means an individual resident of Iowa who is enrolled at an

eligible institution in a program of study including at least three semester hours or the trimes- ter or quarter equivalent. f. “Qualified student”means a resident studentwho has established financial need andwho

is meeting all program requirements. 2. PROGRAM—ELIGIBILITY. An all Iowaopportunity scholarship program is established

to be administered by the commission. The awarding of scholarships under the program is subject to appropriationsmade by the general assembly. A personwhomeets all of the follow- ing requirements is eligible for the program: a. Is a resident of Iowa and a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident. b. Achieves a cumulative high school grade point average upon graduation of at least two

point five on a four-point grade scale, or its equivalent if another grade scale is used. c. Applies in a timely manner for admission to an eligible institution and is accepted for ad-

mission. d. Applies in a timely manner for any federal or state student financial assistance available

to the student to attend an eligible institution. e. Files a new application and parents’ confidential statement, as applicable, annually on

the basis of which the applicant’s eligibility for a renewed scholarship will be evaluated and determined. f. Maintains satisfactory academic progress during each term for which a scholarship is

awarded. g. Begins enrollment at an eligible institutionwithin twoacademic years of graduation from

high school and continuously receives awards as a full-time or part-time student to maintain eligibility. However, the student may defer participation in the program for up to two years

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in order to pursue obligations that meet conditions established by the commission by rule or to fulfill military obligations. 3. EXTENT OF SCHOLARSHIP. a. A qualified student at a two-year eligible institution may receive scholarships for not

more than the equivalent of four full-time semesters of undergraduate study, or the trimester or quarter equivalent. b. A qualified student at a four-year eligible institution may receive scholarships for not

more than the equivalent of two full-time semesters of undergraduate study, or the trimester or quarter equivalent. c. Scholarships awarded pursuant to this section shall not exceed the student’s financial

need, as determined by the commission, the average resident tuition rate and mandatory fees established for institutions of higher learning governed by the state board of regents, or the resident tuition and mandatory fees charged for the program of enrollment by the eligible in- stitution at which the student is enrolled, whichever is least. 4. DISCONTINUANCE OF ATTENDANCE — REMITTANCE. If a student receiving a

scholarship pursuant to this section discontinues attendance before the end of any academic term, the entire amount of any refund due to the student, up to the amount of any payments made by the state, shall be remitted by the eligible institution to the commission. The commis- sion shall deposit refunds paid to the commission in accordance with this subsection into the fund established pursuant to subsection 5. 5. FUND ESTABLISHED. An all Iowa opportunity scholarship fund is created in the state

treasury as a separate fund under the control of the commission. Allmoneys deposited or paid into the fund are appropriated and made available to the commission to be used for scholar- ships for studentsmeeting the requirements of this section. Notwithstanding section 8.33, any balance in the fund on June 30 of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund of the state, but shall be available for purposes of this section in subsequent fiscal years.9

Sec. 29. Section 261.111, subsection 9, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 9. The commission shall submit in a report to the chairpersons and rankingmembers of the

joint appropriations subcommittee on education general assembly by January 1, annually, the number of students who received forgivable loans pursuant to this section, which institutions the students were enrolled in, and the amount paid to each of the institutions on behalf of the students who received forgivable loans pursuant to this section and the total amount of loans outstanding, including a schedule of years remaining on the outstanding loans.

Sec. 30. Section 261.111, subsection 10, Code 2007, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 31. NEW SECTION. 261.112 TEACHER SHORTAGE LOAN FORGIVENESS PRO- GRAM. 1. A teacher shortage loan forgiveness program is established to be administered by the

commission. A teacher is eligible for the program if the teacher is practicing in a teacher short- age area as designated by the department of education pursuant to subsection 2. For purposes of this section, “teacher” means an individual holding a practitioner’s license issued under chapter 272, who is employed in a nonadministrative position in a designated shortage area by a school district or area education agency pursuant to a contract issued by a board of direc- tors under section 279.13. 2. The director of the department of education shall annually designate the geographic or

subject areas experiencing teacher shortages. Thedirector shall periodically conduct a survey of school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and approved practitioner preparation pro- grams to determine current shortage areas. 3. Each applicant for loan forgiveness shall, in accordancewith the rules of the commission,

do the following: a. Complete and file an application for teacher shortage loan forgiveness. The individual

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shall be responsible for the prompt submission of any information required by the commis- sion. b. File a new application and submit information as required by the commission annually

on the basis of which the applicant’s eligibility for the renewed loan forgiveness will be evalu- ated and determined. c. Complete and return on a form approved by the commission an affidavit of practice veri-

fying that the applicant is a teacher in an eligible teacher shortage area. 4. The annual amount of teacher shortage loan forgiveness shall not exceed the resident tu-

ition rate established for institutions of higher learning governed by the state board of regents for the first year following the teacher’s graduation froman approved practitioner preparation program, or twenty percent of the teacher’s total federally guaranteed Stafford loan amount under the federal family education loan program or the federal direct loan program, including principal and interest, whichever amount is less. A teacher shall be eligible for the loan for- giveness program for not more than five consecutive years. 5. A teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment fund is created for deposit of moneys ap-

propriated to or received by the commission for use under the program. Notwithstanding sec- tion 8.33, moneys deposited in the fund shall not revert to any fund of the state at the end of any fiscal year but shall remain in the loan forgiveness repayment fund and be continuously available for loan forgiveness under the program. Notwithstanding section 12C.7, subsection 2, interest or earnings on moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund. 6. The commission shall submit in a report to the general assembly by January 1, annually,

the number of individualswho received loan forgiveness pursuant to this section,which short- age areas the teachers taught in, the amount paid to eachprogramparticipant, and other infor- mation identified by the commission as indicators of outcomes from the program. 7. The commission shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to administer this section.

Sec. 32. Section 262.9, subsection 18, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 18. a. Not less than thirty days prior to action by the board on any proposal to increase tu-

ition, fees, or charges at one or more of the institutions of higher education under its control, send written notification of the amount of the proposed increase including a copy of the pro- posed tuition increase docketmemorandumprepared for its consideration to the presiding of- ficers of the student government organization of the affected institutions. The final decision on an increase in tuition or mandatory fees charged to all students at an institution for a fiscal year shall be made at a regular meeting and shall be reflected in a final docket memorandum that states the estimated total cost of attending each of the institutions of higher education un- der the board’s control. The regular meeting shall be held in Ames, Cedar Falls, or Iowa City and shall not be held during a period inwhich classes have been suspended for university holi- day or break. b. Authorize, at its discretion, each institution of higher education to retain the student fees

and charges it collects to further the institution’s purposes as authorized by the board. Not- withstanding any provision to the contrary, student fees and charges, as defined in section 262A.2, shall not be considered repayment receipts as defined in section 8.2.

Sec. 33. Section 272.15, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 272.15 SCHOOL REPORTING REQUIREMENT REQUIREMENTS — COMPLAINTS. 1. The board of directors of a school district or area education agency, the superintendent

of a school district or the chief administrator of an area education agency, and the authorities in charge of a nonpublic school shall report to the board the nonrenewal or termination, for reasonsof allegedoractualmisconduct, of aperson’s contract executedunder sections 279.12, 279.13, 279.15 through 279.21, 279.23, and 279.24, and the resignation of a person who holds a license, certificate, or authorization issuedby the board as a result of or following an incident or allegation of misconduct that, if proven, would constitute a violation of the rules adopted by the board to implement section 272.2, subsection 14, paragraph “b”, subparagraph (1), when the board or reporting official has a good faith belief that the incident occurred or the

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allegation is true. Information reported to the board in accordance with this section is privi- leged and confidential, and except as provided in section 272.13, is not subject to discovery, subpoena, or othermeans of legal compulsion for its release to a person other than the respon- dent and the board and its employees and agents involved in licensee discipline, and is not ad- missible in evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding other than the proceeding in- volving licensee discipline. The board shall review the information reported to determine whether a complaint should be initiated. Inmaking that determination, theboard shall consid- er the factors enumerated in section 272.2, subsection 14, paragraph “a”. For purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “misconduct”means an action disqualifying an applicant for a license or causing the license of a person to be revoked or suspended in accor- dance with the rules adopted by the board to implement section 272.2, subsection 14, para- graph “b”, subparagraph (1). 2. If, in the course of performing official duties, an employee of the department becomes

aware of any alleged misconduct by an individual licensed under this chapter, the employee shall report the allegedmisconduct to the board of educational examiners under rules adopted pursuant to subsection 1. 3. If the executive director of the board verifies through a review of official records that a

teacher who holds a practitioner’s license under this chapter is assigned instructional duties for which the teacher does not hold the appropriate license or endorsement, either by grade level or subject area, by a school district or accredited nonpublic school, the executive director may initiate a complaint against the teacher and the administrator responsible for the inap- propriate assignment of instructional duties.

Sec. 34. Section 275.15, subsection 4, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 4. The administrator shall at once publish the decision in the same newspaper in which the

original noticewas published. Within twenty days after the publication, the decision rendered by thearea educationagencyboardmaybeappealed to thedistrict court in the county involved by any school district affected. For purposes of appeal, only those school districts who filed reorganization petitions are school districts affected. An appeal from a decision of an area ed- ucationagencyboardor joint areaeducationagencyboardsunder section275.4, 275.16, or this section is subject to appeal procedures under this chapter and is not subject to appeal under procedures set forth in chapter 290.

Sec. 35. NEW SECTION. 279.43 REPORTING INAPPROPRIATE TEACHING ASSIGN- MENTS. An employee licensed by the board of educational examiners and holding a contract as de-

scribed in section 279.13 shall disclose any occurrence of a teaching assignment forwhich that employee is not properly licensed to the school official responsible for determining teaching assignments. Failure of the employee to disclose this occurrence or failure of the school offi- cial responsible for determining teachingassignments tomake appropriate adjustments to the employee’s teaching assignment once the employee discloses the occurrence shall constitute an incident ofmisconduct as provided in section 272.2, subsection 14, and is actionable by the board. If the school official fails to make appropriate adjustments to the teaching assignment once disclosure by the employee is made, the employee shall report this occurrence to the de- partment or to the board for further action.

Sec. 36. Section 279.61, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 279.61 STUDENT PLAN FOR PROGRESS TOWARD UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS — RE-

PORT. 1. For the school year beginning July 1, 2006 2007, and each succeeding school year, the

board of directors of each school district shall cooperate with each student enrolled in grade eight to develop for the student a core curriculum plan to guide the student toward the goal of successfully completing, at a minimum, the voluntary model core curriculum developed by the state board of education pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26, by the time the student

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graduates from high school. The plan shall include career options and shall identify the courseworkneeded in grades nine through twelve to support the student’s postsecondary edu- cation and career options. If the pupil is under eighteen years of age, the pupil’s The student’s parent or guardian shall sign the core curriculum plan developed with the student and the signed plan shall be included in the student’s cumulative records. 2. For the school year beginning July 1, 2006 2007, and each succeeding school year, the

board of directors of each school district shall report annually to each student enrolled in grades nine through twelve in the school district, and, if the student is under the age of eigh- teen, to each student’s parent or guardian, the student’s progress toward meeting the goal of successfully completing the model core curriculum developed by high school graduation re- quirements adopted by the state board of education pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26.

Sec. 37. NEW SECTION. 279.65 STUDENT ADVANCEMENT POLICY — FINDINGS — SUPPLEMENTAL STRATEGIES AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM. 1. The general assembly finds and declares that students should be able to meet or exceed

the expectations establishedby the school district of enrollment in order to advance to thenext grade level. 2. The board of directors of each school district shall adopt a student advancement policy

which provides for the following: a. Supplemental strategies to be provided to all students in kindergarten through grade five

whodonotmeet the grade level expectations established by the school district for English-lan- guage arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. b. A requirement that students in grades six through eight who fail one or more of the core

courses make up deficiencies before advancing to the next level in the subject area. “Core course”, for purposes of this section, means a course in the following subject areas: English- language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. c. Opportunities for students to meet the school district’s expectations as provided in para-

graphs “a” and “b”which shall include but not be limited to supplemental educational services such as tutoring that may be offered before and after school or during the summer and that may be provided by private service providers. 3. If a student in kindergarten throughgrade eight does notmeet the grade level core course

expectations established by the school district as provided in this section, the school district shall develop a plan for supplemental strategies or supplemental educational services, and for measuring student progress, in consultation with the student’s parent or guardian. 4. In deciding student placement and advancement, the board of directors of a school dis-

trict shall make every effort to reach agreement with parents and guardians. 5. A supplemental strategies and educational services grant program is established tobead-

ministered by the department of education to award grants to school districts for purposes of providing supplemental strategies and educational services to students who do not meet the grade level expectations established by the school district for English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science. The department shall develop the criteria and a process for awarding supplemental strategies and educational services grants to school districts when moneys are appropriated for the grant program. By January 15 of the fiscal year following each fiscal year for which the general assembly appropriated funds to the department of edu- cation for purposes of this subsection, the department shall assess the effectiveness of the pro- gram and shall submit its findings and recommendations in a report to the general assembly.

Sec. 38. NEW SECTION. 279.66 DISCIPLINE AND PERSONAL CONDUCT STAN- DARDS. The board of directors of a school district shall review and modify existing policies related

to student discipline and student conduct that are designed to promote responsible behavior on school property and at school functions in order that the policy shall govern the conduct of students, teachers and other school personnel, and visitors; provide opportunities for stu- dents to exercise self-discipline and practice cooperative classroom behavior; and encourage

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students and practitioners to model fairness, equity, and respect. The policy shall specify the responsibilities of students, parents and guardians, and practitioners in creating an atmo- sphere where all individuals feel a sense of respect, safety, and belonging, and shall set forth the consequences for unacceptable behavior. The policy shall be published in the student handbook.

Sec. 39. Section 284A.3, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 284A.3 BEGINNINGADMINISTRATORMENTORINGAND INDUCTIONPROGRAMAP-

PROPRIATION — PROGRAM FUNDS. 1. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, and each succeeding fiscal year, there is appro-

priated from the general fund of the state to the department of education the sum of two hun- dred fifty thousand dollars for purposes of administering the beginning administratormentor- ing and induction program established pursuant to this chapter. 2. A To the extent moneys are available, a school district shall receive one thousand five

hundred dollars per beginning administrator participating in the program. If the funds appro- priated for the program are insufficient to paymentors and school districts as provided in this subsection section, the department shall prorate the amount distributed to school districts based upon the amount appropriated. Moneys received by a school district pursuant to this subsection section shall be expended to provide each mentor with an award of five hundred dollars per semester, at aminimum, for participation in the school district’s beginning admin- istrator mentoring and induction program; to implement the plan; and to pay any applicable costs of the employer’s share of contributions to federal social security and the Iowa public employees’ retirement system or a pension and annuity retirement system established under chapter 294, for such amounts paid by the district. 3. Notwithstanding section 8.33, any moneys remaining unobligated or unexpended from

themoneys appropriated under subsection 1 shall not revert, but shall remain available in the succeeding fiscal year for expenditure for the purposes designated. The provisions of section 8.39 shall not apply to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section.

Sec. 40. Section 321.178, subsection 1, paragraph c, Code 2007, is amended to read as fol- lows: c. Every public school district in Iowa shall offer or make available to all students residing

in the school district or Iowa students attending a nonpublic school in the district an approved course in driver education. The receiving district shall be the school district responsible for making driver education available to a student participating in open enrollment under section 282.18. The coursesmay be offered at sites other than at the public school, including nonpub- lic school facilities within the public school districts. An approved course offered during the summer months, on Saturdays, after regular school hours during the regular terms or partly in one term or summer vacation period and partly in the succeeding term or summer vacation period, as the case may be, shall satisfy the requirements of this section to the same extent as an approved course offered during the regular school hours of the school term. A student who successfully completes and obtains certification in an approved course in driver education or an approved course in motorcycle education may, upon proof of such fact, be excused from any field test which the student would otherwise be required to take in demonstrating the stu- dent’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. A student shall not be excused from any field test if a parent, guardian, or instructor requests that a test be administered. Street or highway driv- ing instructionmay be provided by a person qualified as a classroom driver education instruc- tor or a person certified by the department andauthorized by the board of educational examin- ers. A person shall not be required to hold a current Iowa teacher or administrator license at the elementary or secondary level or to have satisfied the educational requirements for an Iowa teacher license at the elementary or secondary level in order to be certified by the depart- ment or authorized by the board of educational examiners to provide street or highwaydriving instruction. A final field test prior to a student’s completion of an approved course shall be administered by a person qualified as a classroom driver education instructor. The depart-

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ment shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to provide for certification of persons qualified to provide street or highway driving instruction. The board of educational examiners shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A to provide for authorization of persons certified by the department to provide street or highway driving instruction.

Sec. 41. 2006 Iowa Acts, chapter 1157, section 18, is amended to read as follows: SEC. 18. EARLY CARE, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS— FY 2007-2008 AND

2008-2009. 1. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of education

fordeposit in the school ready childrengrants account of the Iowaempowerment fund for each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, the following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: For early care, health, and education andpreschool programs, to continueprograms and ini-

tiatives developed pursuant to the appropriation made in this division of this Act for this pur- pose for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006:

$ 15,000,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000,000

2. Expenditure of the amounts Funds appropriated in this section is subject to enactment of law specifying how the amounts are to be distributed. It is the intent of the general assembly that the increase in funding provided by this section of $5,000,000 over the amount appropriat- ed in this division of this Act for the same purpose for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, will be designated for the expansion of the initiatives implemented pursuant to the business community investment advisory council recommendations adopted pursuant to this Act shall be allocated in the same manner as provided in section 17.

Sec. 42. 2006 Iowa Acts, chapter 1180, section 6, subsection 14, is amended to read as fol- lows: 14. READING INSTRUCTION PILOT PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM For the implementation of the reading instruction pilot project grant program, if enacted by

this Act: $ 250,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From the funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection, $62,500 shall be allocated equally amongst five pilot projects for purposes of teacher training in descubriendo la lectura, the re- construction of reading recovery in Spanish, including books andmaterials for teaching, trav- el expenses, and professional development; and $187,500 shall be allocated to the Iowa em- powerment fund for implementation of the business community investment advisory council report and recommendations.

Sec. 43. Section 256.25, Code 2007, is repealed.

Sec. 44. EFFECTIVE AND APPLICABILITY DATES. 1. The sections of thisAct amending 2006 IowaActs, chapters 1157 and 1180, being deemed

of immediate importance, take effect upon enactment. 2. The section of thisAct enacting section 257.11, subsection 6, takes effect July 1, 2007, and

is applicable to school budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2008. 3. The section of this Act relating to a suspension of the requirements for participation in

an instructional support program by school districts, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 4. The section of this Act amending section 262.9, being deemed of immediate importance,

takes effect upon enactment.

Approved May 29, 2007, with exceptions noted.

CHESTER J. CULVER, Governor

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Dear Mr. Secretary:

I hereby transmit Senate File 588, anAct relating to the fundingof, the operation of, andappro- priation of moneys to the college student aid commission, the department for the blind, the department of education, and the state board of regents, providing for related matters con- cerning the Iowa learning technology commission, providing for a related matter concerning participation in an instructional support program by school districts, and providing effective dates. Senate File 588 is approved on this date, with the exceptions noted below,which I here- by disapprove.

I am unable to approve the item designated as Section 5 in its entirety. Iowa Code §261.20 states that themoneys in the Scholarship and Grant Reserve Fund shall only be used to allevi- ate a current fiscal year shortfall in appropriations for scholarship or tuition grant programs that have the samenature as the programs forwhich themoneyswere originally appropriated. There is not a state student-aid program that serves barber schools and schools of cosmetology arts. Therefore, an allocation from the reserve fund for this purpose does notmeet the require- ments as defined in Iowa Code §261.20.

I amunable to approve the itemdesignatedasSection 15 in its entirety. This provision requires the director of a department or state agency included in Senate File 588 to examine employee telecommuting options, develop telecommuter employment policies, and implement plansde- signed to increase the number of telecommuting employees. Many departments and agencies maintain employee telecommuting policies currently. These policies and procedures have been in place for several years and are well established. The designated language in Section 15 directing a department or state agency to conduct assessments of its telecommuting policy is duplicative and unnecessary and introduces a legislatively mandated management process into what is appropriately an executive branch decision. I will direct the Department of Ad- ministrative Services and the Department of Management to review the current state govern- ment telecommuting policy andmake recommendations for any improvements as part of our overall executive branch strategic planning process.

For the above reasons, I respectfully disapprove of the designated items in accordance with Article III, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Iowa. All other items in Senate File 588 are hereby approved this date.

Sincerely, CHESTER J. CULVER, Governor