2018 Tour Dates
This is a critical year for Iowans from all corners of the state to speak up for our public schools! Each event will include
- why it’s important for parents and other community members to advocate
- the biggest statewide issues related to education in 2018
- people from the local schools sharing how it’s personal in their district
- the most effective ways to advocate
Mark your calendar for the event near you!
Central Iowa Advocacy Training Kick Off-Completed
Sunday, January 14th, 2018, 2:00-3:30-Johnston High School, 6500 NW 100th Street
Phil Jeneary, from the Iowa Association of School Boards, will join the Johnston Legislative Action Committee and share how to best advocate for your community school. Leaders from Parents for Great Iowa Schools will share their “Make Iowa’s Public Schools #1 Again” Campaign.
Monday, January 15th, 2018-6:00-7:15pm, Carrie Lee Auditorium, 210 Vernon Street
Tuesday, January 16th, 6:00-7:15pm, Waterloo Center for the Arts (Peterson Town Hall Room) 225 Commercial Street
Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:00-7:15, School District Administration Building (Small Conference Room), 1401 12th Ave N.
Day at the Capitol-Completed
Tuesday, January 30th
Because parents & community members are the most powerful voice at the Capitol, Parents for Great Iowa Schools has partnered with Iowa Association of School boards (IASB) for their Day on the Hill Event. Private school and home school supporters are very organized and active. We need the voice of public schools to be heard loud and clear, too!
We will start out the day at the Des Moines Botanical Center. IASB will provide training for us to be effective advocates, Gov. Reynolds will speak during lunch, then we will make our way to the Capitol. Get your tickets today and join us to be the voice of public schools!
9:00 Botanical Center-Welcome, Budget and Issue Update
10:00-10:30 Governor Reynolds
10:30 Training on how to talk to legislators
12:00 Lunch(your registration fee covers lunch)
12:45 Board buses to Capitol
4:00 Buses leave Capitol to return to Botanical Garden
Norwalk School Board-Completed
Monday, February 12th, 6:00, 380 Wright Road
Wednesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30, Sioux City Schools ESC Board Room, 627 4th St
Tentative: Thursday, February 22nd, 6:00-7:15, Thomas Jefferson High School Commons, 2501 W. Broadway
Eastern Iowa Corridor
Thursday, March 1, 7:00-8:30, Kirkwood Regional Center, 2301 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville