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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. 



School Board U is IASB's complete curriculum of learning experiences to support board/superintendent teams in governance and leadership.

Welcome on Board!

Newly Elected Board Members—Welcome on Board!

Congratulations on your election to your school board! All students in Iowa deserve excellence and equity when it comes to their education. The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) is dedicated to that mission and to supporting the local school board members charged with governing and providing policy direction for the school districts serving those students. Visit our New Board Member Portal to learn about key resources and invaluable members-only content to help you serve on your board.

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Walk-ins are welcome at IASB's 74th Annual Convention/DELEGATE ASSEMBLY!

Online registration is now closed; however, walk-ins are welcome onsite! Join us Nov. 20-21 for IASB's 74th Annual Convention! This year's keynote speakers include Sir Ken Robinson and Hamish Brewer! Check out our convention page for the latest information and resources. For hotel reservations, cancellations and questions, visit the lodging page.

SCHED, the digital convention program, is NOW LIVE! You can browse all 30+ education sessions and deeper dialogues, workshops, keynoter information and the full calendar of events for Nov. 20-21. New to SCHED? Check out a three minute instructional video to get you started!

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Listen to EpisodES One AND TWO of Capitol Chats: Across the Aisle with IASB Now!

In the first episode of our new podcast, you'll hear from Senator Chris Cournoyer and Representative Ras Smith as well as our government relations team on everything from last session's big wins to what to expect in 2020.

In the second episode, you'll hear from legislators and our team on what works best to get a legislator's attention, leave a lasting impression and get your goals accomplished.

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2020 Regional Workshops: Leadership Essentials for School Boards

Register Now for IASB's 2020 Regional Workshops—Coming to a Location Near You!

Being effective as a board member requires a strong understanding of board roles and responsibilities. It’s impossible to do a job well if you don’t know what the job is. IASB's 2020 Regional Workshops: Leadership Essentials for School Boards are a must-attend orientation for every new board member and a team builder for the entire board/superintendent team! This workshop will address fundamental duties of each board member in four core areas—all of which are front and center in the first months of the calendar year.

Join us for this exploratory mission to discover new essential skills, build your knowledge base and learn valuable, practical information you can use immediately. Plus, take home tips and practical ideas from veteran board members.

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Honor those who service your district and your students with a Service Recognition Award!

Service Recognition Awards

Now is the perfect time to honor the people working hard to support your district and your students.

IASB currently offers four awards to help you recognize and celebrate individuals for their outstanding service, including a brand new Board President’s Engraved Gavel and Friend of Iowa Public Education Plaque! For more information, visit our Service Recognition Program page.

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