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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. 



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

Register for Day on the Hill, Jan. 28, 2020!

Join IASB and your peers for the annual Day on the Hill for advocacy training, issue briefing and lobbying at the Capitol. Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity to tell your elected official your district’s story.

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Register now for the brand-new Board Presidents' Conference on March 6, 2020!

Register Now for the Brand-New Board Presidents' Conference!

As board president you are a leader among leaders with unique responsibilities—and yet you are not alone! In this day-long, interactive event on March 6, you’ll learn alongside peers and staff experts as we tackle the tough stuff and explore practical strategies and solutions—all in a beautiful setting. You’ll leave rejuvenated, connected and equipped with new governance tools to support focused leadership work back home. This conference is custom designed to meet the needs of board presidents and vice presidents, but any aspiring board leader or superintendent is welcome to attend.

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A group works together during a 2020 regional workshop in Ames.

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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Register for a Certified Budget Workshop today!

Attend a Certified Budget Workshop—Available at 17 Locations Across the State!

Join our aid & levy and certified budget workshops with former school business official (SBO) Lora Appenzeller, former superintendent Gary Sinclair, and IASB Finance Support Directors Patti Schroeder and Shawn Snyder in a series of hands-on workshops to help you produce your FY 2021 certified budget. They will lead you through these sessions and help complete your certified budget, calculate your school district's spending authority, state foundation aid, and property taxes using 5Cast™.

These workshops, co-sponsored by IASB and Forecast5 Analytics, are complimentary for IASB members and geared toward superintendents and school business officials. We're offering more workshops this year than ever before, to cover more areas of the state! Participants will leave with a completed certified budget, five-year financial projection and board ready presentation.

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