The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student’s well-rounded education, giving every HPE teacher an opportunity to elevate their program and gain support from their school and local community. ESSA requires broad stakeholder engagement in order to implement comprehensive and effective state and school district plans. Key contacts and stakeholder groups from your state are listed below. 

Key Contacts
Iowa AHPERD - state association for HPE
Cindy Butler
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 515-281-5332 
Sarah Taylor Watts, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 515-281-4913

Iowa Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Iowa Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Iowa PTA
School Administrators of Iowa
Iowa ASCD
Governor Terry Branstad

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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