Iowa - HE K-12 curriculum—SEL (ES): Curricula

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law addresses social and emotional learning.

Iowa Code 7-6-279.50 Human Growth and Development Instruction.

  1. Each school board shall provide age-appropriate and research-based instruction in human growth and development including instruction regarding human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, interpersonal relationships, domesticabuse, HPV and the availability of a vaccine to prevent HPV, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as required in section 256.11, in grades one through twelve.

Iowa Administrative Code. 281—12.5(256) Education program.
12.5(3) Elementary program, grades 1-6.
e. Health. Health instruction shall include personal health; food and nutrition; environmental health; safety and survival skills; consumer health; family life; substance abuse and nonuse, encompassing the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and poisons on the human body; human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, and interpersonal relationships; emotional and social health; health resources; and prevention and control of disease, and the characteristics of communicable diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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