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House File 101

HOUSE FILE BY MURPHY Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the development and implementation of a 2 citizenship grade by the board of directors of a school 3 district. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1844HH 80 6 kh/cl/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 279.60 CITIZENSHIP GRADE. 1 2 1. The board of directors of a school district shall 1 3 prescribe procedures for the establishment and implementation 1 4 of a citizenship grade for students enrolled in grades seven 1 5 through twelve in a manner that makes evident the connection 1 6 between academic achievement, attitude, and individual 1 7 responsibility. The board shall appoint an advisory committee 1 8 to assist the board in determining a set of behavioral 1 9 standards by which students will be assessed and graded. The 1 10 members of the advisory committee shall include, but shall not 1 11 be limited to, licensed practitioners, parents, and a 1 12 representative from the local area education agency. The 1 13 board shall adopt, giving due consideration to the 1 14 recommendations of the advisory committee, a set of standards 1 15 to be used to assess and grade a student's behavior. The 1 16 board shall periodically examine the efficacy of the 1 17 citizenship grade and make adjustments as needed in accordance 1 18 with this section. 1 19 2. Commencing with the school year beginning July 1, 2004, 1 20 the board of directors of a school district shall provide for 1 21 the assessment of a student's behavior against the standards 1 22 adopted by the board pursuant to subsection 1, and shall 1 23 include the behavioral assessment in the student's report 1 24 card, portfolio, or other periodic assessment of the student's 1 25 achievement. 1 26 Sec. 2. STATE MANDATE FUNDING SPECIFIED. In accordance 1 27 with section 25B.2, subsection 3, the state cost of requiring 1 28 compliance with any state mandate included in this Act shall 1 29 be paid by a school district from state school foundation aid 1 30 received by the school district under section 257.16. This 1 31 specification of the payment of the state cost shall be deemed 1 32 to meet all the state funding=related requirements of section 1 33 25B.2, subsection 3, and no additional state funding shall be 1 34 necessary for the full implementation of this Act by and 1 35 enforcement of this Act against all affected school districts. 2 1 EXPLANATION 2 2 This bill directs school district boards of directors to 2 3 prescribe procedures for the establishment and implementation 2 4 of a citizenship grade for students enrolled in grades 7 2 5 through 12. 2 6 Each board must adopt a set of standards for assessing and 2 7 grading a student's behavior and must periodically examine the 2 8 efficacy of the citizenship grade and make adjustments as 2 9 needed. A board must also appoint an advisory committee, 2 10 including licensed practitioners, parents, and a 2 11 representative from the local area education agency, to assist 2 12 in determining a set of behavioral standards by which students 2 13 will be assessed and graded. 2 14 Commencing with the school year beginning July 1, 2004, the 2 15 board must assess each student's behavior against the 2 16 standards and must include the assessment in the student's 2 17 report card, portfolio, or other periodic assessment of the 2 18 student's achievement. 2 19 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in Code 2 20 section 25B.3. The bill requires that the state cost of any 2 21 state mandate included in the bill be paid by a school 2 22 district from state school foundation aid received by the 2 23 school district under Code section 257.16. 2 24 LSB 1844HH 80 2 25 kh/cl/14
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