Iowa House passes bill requiring schools to post curriculums, materials online for parent review

The bill will now go to the state Senate.

Updated: April 1, 2022 - 12:33am

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The Iowa House voted 60-30 in favor of passing a bill that would require Iowa public and charter schools to post their curriculum and books online for parents to review. 

Some educators have argued that the bill (HF2577) will limit their ability to "adapt and meet the individualized needs of their students."

The bill will give parents the ability to review instructional materials and request that their children opt out of certain reading materials. If the schools materials do end up changing, teachers will be required to update the information online by week's end or be subject to a fine between $500-$5,000.

The bill will now make its way through the state Senate.

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