Vision & Voice for Public Education



Find member resources on effective governance and management in the Toolbox - arranged by the major program areas managed by IASB staff experts. 



IASB is here to help you be a strong and effective voice for public education with our grassroots network, advocacy toolkits, and engagement in national issues. 



The Learning Hub is IASB's collection of learning experiences to support board/superintendent teams in governance and leadership.

IASB 76th Annual Convention

Registration for Convention & Delegate Assembly is Now Open!

We are incredibly excited to be planning a vibrant in-person Annual Convention for 2021 and look forward to welcoming you Nov. 17–18. As always, our keynote speakers will challenge and inspire your governance team, and our full lineup of education sessions for both experienced and newly-elected board members will be focused on issues and trends that matter most.

IASB bylaws give each member board a delegate who casts the board's votes on issues before the Delegate Assembly. School board members provide input on IASB’s legislative platform and your priorities help influence legislators and the governor. By participating in this debate process, school, AEA and community college boards contribute to IASB’s legislative program and ultimately the unified legislative interests of all Iowa school boards.

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Learn about the New Iowa Standards for School Leaders with A New Webinar Series

The state of Iowa is rolling out new Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL), effective July 1, and IASB is set to help. We’re offering a slate of webinars to help your board team learn about the legal requirements of superintendent evaluation and to get acquainted with the new leadership standards. We’ll also provide guidance for a sound superintendent evaluation process and considerations for goal setting for the coming year.  

The June and September webinars (Parts 1 and 2) are designed for the board-superintendent team and each will provide concrete information and suggested next steps for summer and fall decision making. One week after each webinar, we’re offering a bonus networking opportunity for board presidents to dig deeper into the shared information and related implications for board leadership. These webinars are free for IASB members and participation earns five Better Boardsmanship Award credits!

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Check out a Webinar Series Specifically for Board Presidents

In tandem with our new webinar series, The New Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) and the Impact on Superintendent Evaluation and Goal Setting, we're pleased to offer a series of webinars especially for board presidents!

Topics of these discussion webinars include: addressing concerns and complaints; new leadership standards; post-COVID and the new normal; and recruiting candidates and onboarding new board members. Discussions will not be recorded. These webinars are free for IASB members and participation in the live discussion earns five Better Boardsmanship Award credits!

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So, You Want to Run for the School Board? Watch Our Candidate Webinar Series!

RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE! If it's your first time running for school board, you probably have many questions. In addition to a plethora of school board election resources, IASB offers a complimentary webinar series to will help you learn the ins and outs of school board candidacy, so you can hit the ground running! Webinar topics include essential tips for candidates, legal and ethical campaigns and student learning.

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Register for the Employee Relations Conference!

Your goal is to promote positive relations with employees to encourage an environment that supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Just as important is the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. This day-long conference features experts who will examine issues and help you be prepared. Join us in-person on Oct. 12 for four phenomenal general sessions and four fantastic breakout sessions!

SNEAK PEEK! Listen to a special BoardCast episode for an inside look into upcoming sessions at our Employee Relations Conference with Ain Grooms (Professor, University of Iowa) and Amy Mayer (Regents Alternative Pathways to Iowa Licensure (RAPIL) Program Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa)!

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