Upcoming Events & Learning Opportunities
Board President Webinar Series: Building the Budget—What is My Role?
Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. (Larger Districts)
& 7 p.m. (Smaller Districts)
Building a budget is a complex process, and as the board president, you may have asked yourself some of the following questions: Have we had a robust discussion of our district’s educational and operational priorities, and are we putting resources where they are needed? Do we have a budget timeline and if so, are we following it? How do we best consider budget reductions? What is my role in shepherding this process? We’ll discuss these and other budget development questions with fellow board president peers and IASB staff. You won't want to miss this meeting where you'll gain key insights and new tools to use at the board table. The 5:30 p.m. webinar
is designed for board presidents from larger districts, while the 7 p.m. webinar
is designed for board presidents from smaller districts; however, board leaders from districts of any size are welcome to attend either webinar. These 75-minute
webinars are free to members
and recording(s) will be posted to the Recordings & Resources page
Priorities in Primetime Webinar Series
Feb. 2, 9 & 16
While we are sad to announce we will not be holding an in-person Day on
the Hill in 2021 due to health and safety concerns with the ongoing
pandemic, we are excited about our brand-new advocacy webinar series, Priorities in Primetime
. Each webinar will be focused on a different legislative priority and will take place in the evening for your convenience. Note:
These webinars replace the training portion of Day on the Hill. The Virtual Lobby Days
replace the advocacy portion.
Virtual Lobby Days
Feb. 4, 11 & 18
At Day on the Hill, the combined voices of hundreds of school board
members advocating for public education ring loud and clear. This year,
due to the ongoing pandemic, we will not be able to gather together at
the Capitol to advocate. Instead, we invite you to join us for Virtual
Lobby Days throughout the legislative session. Learn more about what you
can do to safely lobby your legislators on IASB's priorities!
NSBA Equity Online Symposium
Today’s world of education has changed dramatically. To stay ahead of the new speed of change and support our state school board’s associations, NSBA
will host a complimentary, online symposium on Feb. 10, 2021.
ISFLC Digital Conference
IASB and the UNI Institute for Educational Leadership partner to offer the February ISFLC Conference, a 1.75 day professional development session for Iowa superintendents. Sessions are led by Iowa leaders with skills and expertise in identified criteria areas.
SBO Webinar Series: Trending School Finance Issues
As the legislative session progresses, learn about the most important issues that could affect schools and your budgets. As we discuss these trending topics, you will gain insights on how to help your board members better understand them and their relevance to your district.
NSBA 2021 Online Experience
is pleased to announce the transformation of its in-person NSBA 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition to the NSBA 2021 Online Experience
. This experience will bring world-class programming, inspirational keynotes, top education solution providers, and plentiful networking opportunities. Join NSBA on April 8-10, 2021, for a fully transformed and memorable event!
NSBA Advocacy Institute
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED! NSBA
will continue to monitor and assess the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and safety protocols for convening in Washington, DC. We are designing opportunities for all school leaders to access the Advocacy Institute, and thank you for your patience throughout this uncertainty leading into next year. As you plan your budget, we recommend setting a parameter of previous expenses plus nominal annual increases.
76th IASB Annual Convention
SAVE THE DATE!
Make plans to join IASB Nov. 17–18 for our 76th Annual Convention, featuring a fantastic line-up of general and education sessions. More information to come!