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Vision & Voice for Public Education



 

Toolbox

Find member resources on effective governance and management in the Toolbox - arranged by the major program areas managed by IASB staff experts. 




 

Advocacy

IASB is here to help you be a strong and effective voice for public education with our grassroots network, advocacy toolkits, and engagement in national issues. 




  

Education

The Learning Hub is IASB's collection of learning experiences to support board/superintendent teams in governance and leadership.



Graphic: Vouchers: Wrong for Iowa

Tell Your Legislator to Vote 'NO' on VOuchers!

ACT NOW! “Student First Scholarships” are being pushed through the legislature. But let’s call them what they really are—private school vouchers. Vouchers are the wrong public policy for Iowa and an inappropriate use of public tax dollars. Now's the time to make your voice heard and protect public education funding!

IASB's Vouchers Toolkit includes concise talking points to use with legislators, vital resources (including maps, a copy of the SSB 1065 omnibus education bill, IASB's summary of Governor Reynolds' proposed voucher program and a history of funding for private schools in Iowa and beyond) and shareable social media graphics.

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Teamwork

Register for the Priorities in Primetime Webinar Series for Valuable Advocacy Training

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. Registration opens soon. Note: These webinars replace the training portion of Day on the Hill and are free for IASB members. The Virtual Lobby Days replace the advocacy portion.

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Let your Voice Be Heard on IASB's Virtual Lobby Days

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.

The next lobby day is Feb. 4 and does not require registration. It is simply a day designated for you to reach out to your legislator via email or phone on a certain topic.

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Board Presidents: Join Us for a Webinar on January 28!

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.

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Stay up-to-date with Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest resources regarding the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

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