Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a bill on Friday restricting lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
“This legislative session, we secured transformational education reform that puts parents in the driver’s seat, eliminates burdensome regulations on public schools, provides flexibility to raise teacher salaries, and empowers teachers to prepare our kids for their future,” Reynolds said in a statement Friday.
“Education is the great equalizer and everyone involved — parents, educators, our children — deserves an environment where they can thrive.”
SF 496, which was one of seven education-related bills the governor signed, also requires school libraries to remove inappropriate and sexual material and mandates that school officials inform parents their child is using a different name or pronouns.