Senate File 160: Independent Private Instruction


Last Updated: February 23, 2011
Senate File 160: Independent Private Instruction
Senator Feenstra

This bill would create a new legal option for Iowa homeschoolers called “Independent Private Instruction,” or IPI. Like Competent Private Instruction (CPI), placing a child under IPI would satisfy compulsory attendance requirements. However, this option would differ from CPI in several ways. Here is a list of requirements that would apply to an IPI program. Keep in mind that these do not apply to a CPI program.

IPI programs:

  • Could enroll no more than four unrelated students.
  • Could not charge tuition, fees, or other remuneration for instruction.
  • Would be for the primary purpose of providing private or religious-based instruction.
  • Would need to provide enrolled students with instruction in math, reading and language arts, science, and social studies.
  • Would need to provide a report identifying the primary instructor, location, name of the authority responsible for providing independent private instruction, and the names of enrolled students to the local superintendent if he requested such a report.

Parents of children enrolled in an IPI program would not need to comply with CPI requirements for those children, such as annually submitting a CPI form and evaluation results.

HSLDA's Position:
Action Requested:

02/07/2011 (Senate) Introduced, referred to Senate Education Committee
02/08/2011 (Senate) Referred to Senate Education subcommittee

This bill did not pass out of its committee of origin before the session ended. It is now dead.

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