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.
IASB Analysis of Governor's School Aid Recommendation
SSB 1022 Analysis: A summary of the governor's education reform bill.
Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) December 2022 Meeting Analysis: A breakdown of the REC's most recent estimates that will be used when the governor makes her budget recommendations and the legislature sets the budget during the upcoming legislative session.
Learn more about IASB's Legislative Resolutions Committee (LRC) and their role in helping to set our legislative platform.
Read a comprehensive summary
of the 2022 legislative session with bill summaries and a full breakdown of appropriations impacting schools.
|This toolkit provides resources to demonstrate the importance of early literacy in future achievement for students.|
This toolkit provides information on addressing the teacher shortage by helping to recruit and retain high-quality educators.
This toolkit provides information on innovative programming at public schools that provides engaging educational experiences for all students.
Use this toolkit to find resources to ensure the mental health needs of students and staff are met in your district.
|Find resources on all facets of school safety, including physical safety measures in and around schools, violence prevention programs, and addressing student behavior.|
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.