LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


PROTECTING HOMESCHOOL FREEDOM IN IOWA


Our Homeschool Iowa lobbyist, Jeremy Vos, and Advocacy Team is continually working with legislators and administrative officials to protect homeschool interests and freedom.
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Homeschool Iowa Advocacy Efforts for 2023

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Many are asking,
“How does the new Students First Act impact homeschoolers?”


The short answer is
that it does not directly impact homeschooling for good or ill.

The Education Savings Account available under the Student First Act is accessible only to students who will enroll in an accredited private school. It is not available to homeschool students or those attending non-accredited private schools.

READ OUR BILL SUMMARY

Some details of the law will be fleshed out in the rule-making process,
so stay tuned for updates.

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Homeschool Iowa in Action


Enjoy this video by our Homeschool Iowa lobbyist, Bill Gustoff, highlighting a success in the 2021 Legislative Session.  
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Legislation Related to Homeschooling


The Iowa Legislature operates from January to late spring within a 2-year General Assembly framework and scheduled deadline rules.

A General Assembly is a legislative period that consists of two regular legislative sessions.

The first session of a General Assembly is held in odd-numbered years for approximately 110 calendar days. The second session is held in even-numbered years for approximately 100 calendar days.


When the new General Assembly convenes, we will begin to add bills that can potentially affect Iowa homeschooling families.

As the calendar year progresses, some of the bills listed may no longer be under active consideration because they failed to make their way through scheduled Legislature "funnel" deadlines.

As bills are added, you can click on the link provided at the bottom of each bill description below to view the current status of the bill.


Bills We're watching

Iowa Homeschool Advocacy Team

Our Homeschool Iowa Advocacy Team is dedicated to promoting homeschool freedom and monitoring threats to homeschooling liberties in our state.

Jeremy, Laura, and Shanda 
welcome your input and participation.

Please feel free to contact them using the email link below.


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