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.

Call for 2025 Legislative Priorities 

Every spring the government relations team asks school districts to submit legislative priorities and for any changes to the legislative platform for the upcoming legislative session. The feedback received helps the government relations team best position the organization on bills during the legislative session. See our FAQ page to help guide you through the process. After reviewing our legislative platform, submit your district’s legislative priorities here

Legislative Resolutions Committee 

Learn more about IASB's Legislative Resolutions Committee (LRC) and their role in helping to set our legislative platform.


Keep up-to-date with all the action during the legislative session. Get a weekly Under the Golden Dome update, read bill summaries, and learn which advocacy action you should take each week.

Advocacy 101

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







REC Summary

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) determines revenue estimates under Iowa Code Section 8.22A, and is responsible for evaluating the fiscal and policy impacts of program and budget proposals and making this information available to decision makers. Read the March 2024 summary

Find your legislators by entering your address. Use the "School District" tab to find all the legislators that represent your district.

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IASB has developed these resources to assist members with district-specific information related to current legislative issues.
District Cost Per Pupil Toolkit icon
 This toolkit provides resources to demonstrate the importance of early literacy in future achievement for students.

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Graphic: Teacher Workforce (Apple)

This toolkit provides information on addressing the teacher shortage by helping to recruit and retain high-quality educators.

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English Learners Funding Toolkit icon

This toolkit provides information on innovative programming at public schools that provides engaging educational experiences for all students.

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Graphic: Mental Health (Head with Gears)
Use this toolkit to find resources to ensure the mental health needs of students and staff are met in your district.

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Graphic: School Safety (Lock)
 Find resources on all facets of school safety, including physical safety measures in and around schools, violence prevention programs, and addressing student behavior.

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Supplemental State Aid Toolkit icon
Use the SSA toolkit to help you talk to your legislators about the importance of setting a state aid rate that allows you to meet your district's needs and provide competitive wages for teachers and staff.

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