January 11, 2018

Upcoming Events

TBD Stay Tuned

Past Events:


This is a critical year for Iowans from all corners of the state to speak up for our public schools! Stay tuned for an event near you!

Each event will include:

  • why it’s important for parents and other community members to advocate
  • the biggest statewide issues related to education in 2019
  • people from the local schools sharing how it’s personal in their district
  • the most effective ways to advocate

February 2019- 

Invite Your Legislators to School Month




2018 Past Tour Dates

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

Waterloo/Cedar Falls-Completed

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

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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

Sioux City

Wednesday, February 21st, 6:00-7:30, Sioux City Schools ESC Board Room, 627 4th St

Council Bluffs

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