Advocacy Center: Be a Voice for Iowa Public Schools

The need for advocacy on behalf of Iowa public schools has never been greater. The decisions made by the Iowa General Assembly and at the national level impact your school district and the education of Iowa's 487,000 public school students. As our state strives to implement far-ranging educational reforms, with limited resources—we must stand together. IASB is here is help you be a strong and effective voice for public education with our advocacy toolkits, powerful coalitions with other education organizations and engagement in national issues. Together, we can make your message heard on issues that matter for Iowa students.


Advocacy in Action

Learn more about our new webinar series and virtual lobby days that will serve as a replacement to our annual Day on the Hill.

Virtual Lobby Days

New! Even in a virtual world, it is still important to lobby your legislators. As a way to make our powerful voice heard, take part in our virtual lobby days throughout the legislative session. 

Legislature Look up (external link)

Advocacy 101

Learn the tips and tricks to being an effective advocate for Iowa public education.

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Capitol Chats

  • Check out the latest episode of Capitol ChatsSeason 2, Episode 2 is now available!
 

Issue Toolkits

IASB has developed these resources to assist members with district-specific information related to current legislative issues.

Use the SSA toolkit to help you talk to your legislators about the importance of setting a state aid rate as it allows your district to plan for the future.

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The District Cost Per Pupil (DCPP) toolkit provides details on the amount of per pupil funding that generates spending authority and revenue for the regular program and other programs for all school districts.

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The transportation toolkit provides information to help in advocating for changes that will create more equity in school transportation funding without impacting educational programs.

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The ESA toolkit provides resources to help spread awareness about the negative impact of ESAs.

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The English Learners Funding Toolkit provides information on the importance of funding specialized services for English language learners.

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Use this toolkit to learn about the statutory inequity within dropout prevention funding and the importance of a legislative fix to ensure per pupil equity across the state.

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