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Webinar: 10 Tips for the School Board Candidate
School Board Elections Main Page

Check here for information on school board elections for candidates, current boards, voters and media.

School Board Recognition Month is May

Make plans now for School Board Recognition Month, May 2015.

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Webinar: Shedding Some Light on Solar Power Contracts

Tuesday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Register Now!

Call for Proposals

We're seeking high quality presentations for the IASB Convention.

Call for Student Talent

IASB Convention student performers needed!

Nominations Sought for IASB President-Elect and Treasurer

Nomination forms are due by July 1, 2015.

School Settlement Data - Form

Log-in to the members only area of the Human Resources home page to view reporting on individual school district settlements.

Standards for Effective School Boards

Download the Standards for Effective School Boards.

School Finance Formula Recommendations

View the PDF here.

School Foundation Formula Task Force Report

An analysis of Iowa’s current school funding formula.

Supplemental State Aid Toolkit

All the tools you'll need to help you have an informed discussion with your legislators about the need to set SSA immedately!

Director's Weekly Memo

Weekly IASB memos sent to our member school districts.

School Board Member Handbooks
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Training & Resources

Board President Virtual Get Togethers

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At the Board Table

 

Committing to Success for All Students DVD [Order]
Lighthouse Research Project Learning Tools
Leadership for Student Learning book [Order]
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Endorsed Programs

IASB offers a variety of programs and services designed to create savings and maximize resources, offering schools, area education agencies and community colleges the flexibility of using additional funds for student achievement efforts.

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School Board Stories

Iowa public schools are recognized as among the best in the country. One foundation for that quality is the passion and commitment of community leaders serving on the state's public school boards. These locally elected community volunteers personify the value Iowans place on excellence in education. Collectively, school boards are a strong voice for the needs of students through their state association, the Iowa Association of School Boards.

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Member Benefits

Did you know that IGrowth is a suite of data analysis tools for the study of district student achievement data?

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Related Sites

Legislative Advocacy Center

IASB Legislative Directory Use our tool to find the legislators who represent your district, and how to contact them! 

Call for 2016 Legislative Priorities Review the IASB legislative platform and submit your district's top four legislative priorities for the 2016 legislative session.

Legislative Update  

  • Second Funnel Recap Webinar  Watch Now! Learn about the fate of legislation after the second funnel deadline from IASB Government Relations Director Phil Jeneary.
  • First Funnel Recap Webinar  Watch Now! Learn about legislation that survived and died during the first funnel deadline. Gain insight into the legislation we anticipate coming forward in the next few weeks. Get advocacy tips and stratigies for talking with your legislators from  IASB Government Relations Director Phil Jeneary.  

Current Fiscal Issues - Summaries and fact sheets about current fiscal issues.

Advocacy In Action - 4/24/2015

2015 IASB Legislative Beliefs, Priorities, and Resolutions 

Supplemental State Aid Advocacy Toolkit
All the tools you'll need to have an informed discussion with your legislators about the need to set SSA (formerly known as Allowable Growth) immediately!

District Cost per Student Equity Budget Adjustment - The information you will need to understand SSB 1254 and have an informed decision with your legislators.

Transportation Funding Toolkit -  All the tools you'll need to have an informed discussion with your legislators about addressing the differences in transportation costs per student.

2014 IASB Legislative Summary
Overview of important education related legislation enacted during the 2014 Legislative Session.
 

Facts about Public Education in Iowa - distributed each week during session to all members of the 86th General Assembly. 

Community Legislative Forums

2015 Legislative Confernce Materials

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