ADVOCACY CENTER: Be a Voice for Iowa Public Schools

The need for advocacy on behalf of Iowa public schools has never been greater. The decisions made by the Iowa General Assembly and at the national level impact your school district and the education of Iowa's 476,00 public school students. As our state strives to implement far-ranging educational reforms, with limited resources--we must stand together. IASB is here is help you be a strong and effective voice for public education with our grassroots network, advocacy toolkits, powerful coalitions with other education organizations, and engagement in national issues. Together, we can make your message heard on issues that matter for Iowa students.

Issue Toolkits

IASB has developed these resources for to assist members with district-specific information related to current legislative issues.

Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs)

The ESA toolkit provides resources to help spread awareness about the negative impact of ESAs.

 

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Supplemental State Aid

 Use the SSA toolkit to help you talk to your legislators about the importance of setting a state aid rate as it allows your district to plan for the future.

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State Penny Sales Tax for School Infrastructure (SAVE)

Items in the State Penny Sales Tax for School Infrastructure (SAVE) toolkit can be used to help craft your own message when communicating the importance of SAVE to the legislators that represent your school district.

Legislative Forums

You don't have to be at the Capitol to advocate. Legislative forums are great opportunities to meet with your legislators in small group settings.

Check out the list of forums happening near you!


Transportation Funding

The transportation toolkit provides information to help in advocating for changes that will create more equity in school transportation funding without impacting educational programs.


District Cost Per Pupil

The District Cost Per Pupil (DCPP) toolkit provides details on the amount of per pupil funding that generates spending authority and revenue for the regular program and other programs for all school districts.




Join the IASB Grassroots Advocacy Network! 

For more information about the network or directions for joining, click here



Assessments

The assessment toolkit provides resources for school districts to show their support for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) toolkit provides a timeline of the transition and an overview to help school board members understand the ESSA's impact on public education.

     

Have you heard about our public education support campaign—The Promise of Iowa? Get involved and show your support for investments in Iowa public schools. Join the campaign today at www.promiseiowa.org.