According to the Code of Iowa, districts are required to have a plan to identify and serve the educational needs of Limited English Proficient students (Chapter 280—280.4 and 281-60.1-6). Current legislation has added some additional requirements as well. In order to meet the linguistic, academic, social, and emotional needs of EL students, districts are required to develop a service plan.
The district plan designed to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learners (ELL) is referred to as the Lau Plan (Lau v. Nichols, 1974). The Lau Plan must be collaboratively written by the K-12 team, to include: district administrator(s), building administrator(s), equity coordinator (public only), ELL teacher(s), classroom/content teacher(s).
The current District Lau Plan is linked here.