Governor’s Waivers for Homeschoolers

The Homeschool Iowa Advocacy Team has been working with the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor's Office in response to current challenges faced by Iowa homeschooling families due to recent government-directed closings and restrictions.

Here are the waivers issued by Governor Kim Reynolds in an Executive Proclamation on May 6, 2020:

Face-To-Face Supervisory Visits


Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6), I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Administrative Code rule 281-31.3(3)(a), requiring face-to-face contact between children receiving competent private instruction from privately retained licensed practitioners and those practitioners. 

Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6), I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Administrative Code rule 281-31.4(3)(a), requiring face-to-face contact between children receiving competent private instruction from home school assistance program teachers and those teachers.


CPI ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS


Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6), I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code sections 299A.3 and 299A.4, and Iowa Administrative Code rules 281-31.8 and 281-31.9, which require an annual assessment of children receiving competent private instruction and setting deadlines for reporting of assessment results.

IPI 


Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6), I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code section 299A.1(2)(b) and Iowa Administrative Code rules 281-31.1(2)(b) and 281-31.11, governing the provision of Independent Private Instruction.

rEPOrt FROM OUR ADVOCACY TEAM



Our Homeschool Iowa Advocacy Team leader, Bill Bustoff, 
reports on the new waivers.

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