School Start Date Discussed at Governor’s Press Conference

Governor Branstad, at his weekly press conference, addressed possible rule changes pertaining to the school start date in Iowa.  O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa covered the issue in her latest article.  Below is a link to the article and the audio can be found at the bottom.  The Governor remarks on the school start date in […]

Support Needed for School Start Petition

Several travel and tourism groups throughout Iowa have recently petitioned the Iowa Department of Education to develop rules that would address schools seeking waivers to start their school year early in Iowa.  The petition specifically addresses the following: Rulemaking is essential to define the statutory term “significant negative educational impact”.  Most schools in Iowa request a waiver from […]