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.
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.
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.
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!
The transportation toolkit provides information to help in advocating for changes that will create more equity in school transportation funding without impacting educational programs.
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.
The assessment toolkit provides resources for school districts to show their support for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
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.