Day on the Hill

Save the Date! Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden & the Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines

IASB’s annual Day on the Hill is your day to lobby at the Capitol in Des Moines. It gives you an opportunity to meet with your local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education, network with education leaders from across the state and learn new advocacy strategies.

Take a look at photos from this year's Day on the Hill!

Who Should Attend?

Day on the Hill is right for:

  • Novice school board advocates—you’ll get plenty of support on what and how to be effective on the major issues facing your district.
  • Experienced school board advocates—help us train the rookies by sharing your insights and experiences.
  • Parents or citizens—invite a community leader to grow your network of advocates.
  • District leaders—take home tips you can use to create a custom visit involving people from your district.

Why You Should Attend

  • Getting results: last year’s attendees advocated for and helped pass school equity legislation.
  • Learn the new legislators on both house and senate education committees. 
  • Gain insights from key legislative power brokers on issues impacting public schools.
  • Learn how to turn active parents into active advocates for your district. 




For more information, email Michelle Johnson or call (515) 247-7055.

Day on the Hill attendees earn
15 Better Boardsmanship credits!


Learn more about
Better Boardsmanship Awards