Webinar Series: Tuesday Talks with IASB—So, You Want to Run for the School Board?

If it's your first time running for school board, you probably have many questions! This complimentary webinar series will help you learn the ins and outs of school board candidacy, so you can hit the ground running!


Running for the School Board 101—Essential Tips for Candidates

Tuesday, Aug. 17, Noon–1 p.m.
In this initial webinar, candidates unpack what serving on a school board entails and how to prepare for meaningful board leadership. IASB staff share practical insights about the authority of the board, common misperceptions about the role of the board, essential factors that impact school finance, and expectations for board work. We examine critical information for candidates to learn about the district that impact decision-making and options to access this knowledge. The session concludes with a glimpse into candidate filing details and a sneak preview of upcoming IASB webinars for candidates who want to dig deeper into these and related topics of interest.

Watch the webinar recording on the Recordings & Resources webpage. View presentation PDF.

Presenters: Harry Heiligenthal, Associate Executive Director, Board Development, IASB; Tammi Drawbaugh, Board Development Director, IASB; and Lou Ann Gvist, Board Development/Convention Director, IASB.

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Maintaining Your Community’s Trust—Legal & Ethical Campaigns for the School Board

Tuesday, Aug. 31, Noon–1 p.m.
Did you know that failure to comply with Iowa Ethics Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws (Chapters 68A and 68B) can result in fines and other penalties? School board candidates must comply with these laws, which include guidance for contributions, committees, printed materials, expenditures and more. Join IASB staff and two experienced attorneys as we dig into conflict of interest and gift laws in Iowa Code, key dates, FAQs and share tips for candidates as you campaign for election.

Watch the webinar recording on the Recordings & Resources webpage. View presentation PDF. View Key Tips for Ethical Campaigns PDF. View Outline for New School Board Candidates PDF.

Presenters: Tammy Votava, Communications Director, IASB; Andrew Greenberg, Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board; and Molly Widen, Secretary of State’s Office.

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Student Learning—Do Boards Really Make a Difference?

Tuesday, Sept. 21, Noon–1 p.m.
Why, yes they do! Most board members say they ran for the board to give back and to make a difference for students. But what does it take to make that happen? This conversation focuses on the skills, beliefs and actions of board members that are linked to improved student learning. We also talk about challenges and tips to help keep the focus on the main thing at the board table—ensuring high and equitable learning for all students.

Watch the webinar recording on the Recordings & Resources webpage. View presentation PDF.

Presenters: Lou Ann Gvist, Board Development/Convention Director, IASB; and Tammi Drawbaugh, Board Development Director, IASB.

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Ask Me Button  For questions, email Lou Ann Gvist or call (515) 247-7064.

 


Webinar participants earn
5 Better Boardsmanship credits!


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