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.

2023 Legislative Summary 

Read a comprehensive summary of the 2023 legislative session with bill summaries and a full breakdown of appropriations impacting schools.



Legislative Resolutions Committee 

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

Advocacy 101

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








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.

Save the Date—Day on the Hill 2024

Join your IASB colleagues, School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) and AEAs from around the state for a day of promoting public education in Iowa on Feb. 12–13, 2024! Begin the day learning helpful insights from lobbyists and spend the afternoon celebrating public education and meeting with legislators at the Capitol.

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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 October 2023 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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