Getting our kids to school safely takes the cooperation of an entire community. Iowa’s Safe Routes to School program is a way to bring community planners, school officials, and parents together with that common goal.
A new law passed by the 2013 Iowa Legislature in House File 215 will allow parents who home school their children to teach driver education in certain circumstances. The law requires the Iowa DOT to develop rules for approved courses suitable for parents who home-school. Once courses have been identified and approved, they will be posted on the Iowa DOT’s website.