General Assembly: 81 (2006 Regular GA) - Chapter 1047 - Education — Iowa studies


Published: 2006-04-12

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138LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST G.A., 2006 SESSIONCH. 1047

CH. 1047CH. 1047

CHAPTER 1047

EDUCATION — IOWA STUDIES

S.F. 2320

ANACT relating to the development of an Iowa studies professional development plan and the establishment of an Iowa studies committee.

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

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 303.17 IOWA STUDIES — FINDINGS — CURRICULUM — COMMITTEE. 1. The general assembly finds that Iowa students should have an appreciation for Iowa

through the study of Iowa’s history and government, and Iowa citizens’ long anddistinguished recordof civic responsibility. A fundamental needexists toprovide Iowa’s studentswith learn- ing opportunities that assist the students in succeeding in society and confer upon them the ability to make their own valuable contributions to Iowa’s history. 2. The department of cultural affairs shall develop an Iowa studies professional develop-

ment plan that includes professional developmentmaterials and trainingmeasures to provide Iowa’s teacherswith effectiveways to infuse Iowa studies into their classrooms. Thematerials developed shall include an active and innovative Iowa studies learning curriculum that may be integrated into the social studies requirements for Iowa’s secondary school students at the discretion of each board of directors of a school district or the authorities in charge of each accredited nonpublic school. The curriculumshall include lesson plans covering Iowahistory, civics, government, andheritage studies. The curriculumdeveloped shall contain enoughcon- tent for the creation of a course of at least one-half unit of credit. 3. a. The director of the department of cultural affairs shall establish an Iowa studies com-

mittee to do the following: (1) Work to inform Iowa’s school districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and area educa-

tion agencies of the Iowa studies professional development plan, including how to effectively utilize the curriculum developed pursuant to subsection 2. (2) Develop partnerships with organizations such as nonprofit history or humanities orga-

nizations, civic organizations, libraries, and the business community to support and promote Iowa studies statewide. (3) Establish evaluation criteria for the Iowa studies professional development plan, includ-

ing but not limited to teacher and student evaluation and curriculum and plan effectiveness, which may include a survey of student participation in civic activities and involvement in the election process. (4) Develop a strategy and plan to allow for the implementation of the Iowa studies profes-

sional development plan and curriculum in a limited number of schools and area education agencies across the state. Participation by a school or area education agency shall be volun- tary. However, a school or area education agency selected to participate in theplan shall agree to participate in the evaluation component conducted by the Iowa studies committee pursuant to subsection 4. b. The Iowa studies committee membership shall be comprised of the following: (1) The director of the department of cultural affairs or the director’s designee. (2) The director of the department of education or the director’s designee. (3) The secretary of state or the secretary’s designee. (4) The state librarian or the state librarian’s designee. (5) Additional persons knowledgeable in Iowa studies, who shall be appointed by the direc-

tor of the department of cultural affairs and who shall include but not be limited to the follow- ing: (a) An employee of an area education agency. (b) An individual employed as an Iowa social studies teacher at a public school.

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(c) A faculty member of an institution of higher education governed by the state board of regents. (d) An individual employed by a community college. (e) A faculty member of an accredited private institution as defined in section 261.9. (f) A member of the Iowa council of social studies. (g) A curriculum specialist for a kindergarten through grade twelve public school district. (h) An employee of the public broadcasting division of the department of education. 4. The Iowa studies committee shall do all of the following: a. Conduct an evaluationof the Iowa studiesprofessional development planusing theevalu-

ation criteria established by the committee. b. Submit, for school years ending on or before June 30, 2009, an annual status report on

the utilization of the Iowa studies professional development plan in Iowa’s school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to the chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house committees on education by January 15. The annual report shall include the number of schools utilizing the plan. c. Submit its findings and recommendations in a final report basedupon the evaluationdata

compiled in accordance with subsection 3 to the chairpersons and ranking members of the senate and house committees on education by January 15, 2010. 5. This section is repealed effective July 1, 2010.

Approved April 12, 2006

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CH. 1048CH. 1048

CHAPTER 1048

INFORMATION USED TO SECURE ARREST WARRANTS — ACCESS

S.F. 2327

AN ACT relating to access to confidential information used to secure an arrest warrant.

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

Section 1. Section 804.29, Code 2005, is amended to read as follows: 804.29 CONFIDENTIALITY. All information filed with the court for the purpose of securing a warrant for an arrest, in-

cludingbut not limited to a citation and affidavits, shall be a confidential record until such time as a peace officer hasmade the arrest andhasmade theofficer’s return on thewarrant. During the period of time that information is confidential, it shall be sealed by the court and the infor- mation contained therein shall not be disseminated to any person other than a peace officer, employee of a county attorney’s office, magistrate, or another court employee, in the course of official duties.

Approved April 12, 2006