SEL Policy in Iowa
Senate File 2113
New Protocols and Training Guidance Available
In 2018, the Iowa legislature passed Senate File 2113 requiring protocols and school employee training relating to suicide prevention and postvention, identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response. The requirements of Senate File 2113, Iowa Code § 279.70 and IAC 281—14.4 apply to all public school districts in Iowa. The school district’s board must require annual training by July 1, 2019. The trainings do not have to occur until after July 1, 2019 and must be provided annually. School districts have the authority to select the evidence-based, evidence-supported training that best meets the needs of their district.
We look forward to the Iowa Department of Education's SEL Recommendations
More information coming soon!