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Compulsory Education Reporting Requirements

The District shall monitor compliance with the reporting, immunization, attendance, qualifications, and assessment requirements and procedures of the compulsory education law and administrative rules. Noncompliance shall be reported to the county attorney for the county of residence of the child’s parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

Reports from Accredited Nonpublic Schools
Within ten days from the receipt of notice from the secretary of the school district within which an accredited nonpublic school is conducted, the principal of each accredited nonpublic school within the District shall, once during each school year, and at any time when requested in individual cases, furnish to the secretary of the public school district, within which the accredited nonpublic school is located, a report of the names and ages of each pupil of the accredited nonpublic school who is of compulsory attendance age and the grade level of each pupil, during the preceding year and from the time of the last preceding report to the time at which a report is required. In addition, the report shall identify all students of compulsory attendance age who were truant as defined by law or school policy and the number of days of truancy for the period covered by the report, and children who dropped out, withdrew from enrollment, or transferred to another Iowa school and the date their attendance ceased at the accredited nonpublic school. The secretary shall retain one of the reports and file the other with the secretary of the area education agency.

Code of Iowa Chapter 299.3

Reports as to Private Instruction
The parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child who is of compulsory attendance age, who places the child under competent private instruction, not in an accredited school or home school assistance program, shall provide a report to the District by September 15 or 14 calendar days after removal from an accredited school or moving into the District. The report shall state the name and age of the child, and the period of time the child will be under competent private instruction (at least 148 days during a school year), an outline of the course of study, texts used, and the name and address of the instructor (parent, guardian, legal custodian or a licensed Iowa practitioner with the appropriate endorsement.) Evidence that the child has had the immunizations required under Iowa Code Section 139.9 must also be provided at the time the child is first placed under competent private instruction and if the child is of elementary school age, a blood lead test in accordance with Iowa Code Section 135.105D. The District shall refer a child who may be in need of special education to the area education agency division of special education.


Code of Iowa: Chapter 299.4 and 299A

  • Approved: 01-17-83
  • Revised: 10-07-86
  • Reviewed: 01-22-90
  • Revised: 01-22-90, 10-11-93
  • Reviewed: 07-15-96
  • Revised: 06-14-99, 03-24-08, 12-08-14
  • Reviewed: 09-23-19
  • Documents: 602.2a

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