Effective Jan. 1 is the amendment to Iowa Code section 69.16A, requiring that statutory boards and committees appointed by Local Education Agencies and Area Education Agencies be gender-balanced . For LEAs (school districts), there are three groups affected: School Improvement Advisory Committee, Teacher Quality Committees and Local Advisory Council for Vocational Education. The exception to this rule is that an individual may be appointed, even if the appointment does not achieve gender balance, if the LEA demonstrates it has made a good faith (but unsuccessful) effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person whose appointment would comply with the gender balance requirement. FCSD currently is in compliance with these mandates. Committee members can bee seen for Teacher Quality, District Advisory, and CTE Advisory online.