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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.

SBRM: Superheroes 4 Public Ed! Toolkit Graphic

School Board Recognition Month Toolkit Now Available

May is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa, and this year's theme is 'Superheroes for Public Education'. IASB sponsors School Board Recognition Month each May to honor the volunteer board members who serve on Iowa's 330 local school boards, nine area education agency boards and 15 community college boards.

The SBRM toolkit includes everything you need, such as sample documents, social media tools, tips for celebrating and shareable graphics to create awareness and greater appreciation for the tremendous impact school board members have on their students, schools and communities.

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

Service Recognition Awards

Spring 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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Register for a webinar today!


IASB offers a range of webinars addressing topics and timely issues important to the governance roles of board teams. Our Action Advocacy webinar series provides board members with information and insider knowledge they need to advocate for the district. Several webinars are currently open for registration—visit our Digital Campus page to see what is available!

Webinars are complimentary for IASB members, and will be available to watch live or at a later date. Bonus: webinar participants earn five Better Boardsmanship credits!

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Register for Safety Group Risk Management Workshops today!


The Safety Group Insurance Program, an IASB Affiliated Program, will present these free workshops at four locations across the state. The workshops feature experts in the field who will cover timely and relevant risk management topics. The Safety Group program is committed to addressing the ongoing risk management and loss control needs of its member public school districts, area education agencies and community colleges.

Presented by Jester Insurance Services, Inc. in collaboration with IASB and EMC Insurance Companies, Safety Group members are invited to attend at no charge. Safety Group representatives will share their expertise, listen to member concerns and answer your most pressing risk management questions.

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