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IASB's government relations team, and their guests, provides updates, background and need-to-know information for Iowa's public school advocates and school board members.

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IASB's government relations team, and their guests, provides updates, background and need-to-know information for Iowa's public school advocates and school board members.

    Episode 10: REC Update & Legislative Preview Amid COVID-19

    Episode 10: REC Update & Legislative Preview Amid COVID-19

    As we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the REC met to revise its revenue projections and the legislature will resume their session on June 3. IASB school finance expert Shawn Snyder and lobbyist Emily Piper explain how these two events effect...

    • 15 min
    Episode 9: School Start Date Waiver

    Episode 9: School Start Date Waiver

    Governor Reynolds has waived the traditional August 23 school start date. Hear from three board members on what this could mean for districts, students and teachers as we start a school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks to Ron Fadness,...

    • 11 min
    Episode 8: Federal Stimulus Breakdown

    Episode 8: Federal Stimulus Breakdown

    Chip Slaven and Deborah Rigsby from the National School Boards Association provide a breakdown of what portion of the $2 trillion federal stimulus package is allocated for K-12 education and what schools can do with that money. Recorded on March 26.

    • 25 min
    Episode 7: March REC Meeting Breakdown

    Episode 7: March REC Meeting Breakdown

    IASB's Associate Executive Director for Government Relations & School Finance, Shawn Snyder, provides details and analysis of the REC's March meeting and what he predicts could happen in the future as we deal with uncertainties in the economy. 

    • 4 min
    Episode 6: Addressing Mental Health via Telemedicine

    Episode 6: Addressing Mental Health via Telemedicine

    Our lobbyist, Emily Piper, and Dennis Tibben from the Iowa Medical Society sit down to talk through a bill that would allow for behavioral and mental health services to be provided via telemedicine in a school setting. 

    • 6 min
    Episode 5: Breakdown of the Condition of the State Address

    Episode 5: Breakdown of the Condition of the State Address

    Governor Reynolds delivered her annual Condition of the State to the legislature — our government relations team breaks down what we heard about public education, what it means for schools and what we can expect from the legislature this year. 

    • 6 min

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