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 483,000 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.
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Delegate Assembly

The IASB Delegate Assembly meets annually in conjunction with Convention. IASB members come to participate in the Annual Meeting, set the Legislative Platform, and select candidates for the IASB Board of Directors in selected regions.

Your Advocacy Guide During the 2017 Legislative Recess

This advocacy guide will give you background information on key issues schools are facing today and a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pipeline during the 2018 legislative session. This guide also offers IASB resources to help you advocate on behalf of your district.

Advocacy 101

Learn the tips and tricks to being an effective advocate for Iowa public education.

Legislative Summary

Read the summary of what did and didn't happen during the first session of Iowa's 87th General Assembly, and what to look for during the next legislative session.

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.


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.


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.