Legislative Committee

Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee

Iowa ASCD works with groups throughout the state in providing support and materials to assist in others  Advocating for the students and families in Iowa. 

This page provides the agenda for the Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee meeting held January 10, 2023, in Des Moines.  

Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee Agenda - Draft


Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee Meeting
January 10, 2023
9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. with Continental Breakfast at 8:30 A.M.

Location:  Iowa Association of Community Colleges - 855 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee Members:

-- Jessica Parsons - jessica.parsons@dmschools.org
-- Anna Selk- aselk@benton.k12.ia.us 
-- Allan Eckelman - eckelmana@gmail.com 
-- Susan Pecinovsky - specinovsky0820@gmail.com 
-- Lou Howell - LouHowell@gmail.com  Executive Director, Iowa ASCD (ad hoc)

-- Pam Vogel- drpamvogel@gmail.com
-- ​​Lara Kyle - lkyle@masoncityschools.org
-- Annette Jauron - annette.jauron@indianola.k12.ia.us 
-- Lisa Hartman - lisa.hartman@lewiscentral.org
-- Angela Hanson - ahanson@spencerschools.org 
-- Jodi Grover - groverj@uiu.edu 
-- Dawn Behan - dbehan@mtmercy.edu 


  • Understand the purpose of this committee
  • Develop norms for this committee
  • Acquaint ourselves with the 2022 Legislative Agendas and New Policies
  • Acquaint ourselves with the resources available to us
  • Develop our knowledge on the prominent issues facing the 2023 Legislative Session
  • Develop a draft of the 2023 Iowa ASCD Legislative Agenda



8:30     Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00      Welcome & Introductions
              Review the purpose of this committee  
              Share names and roles

9:15      Building Background Knowledge
              Melissa Peterson - Government Relations Specialist - ISEA

10:00     Building Background Knowledge
               Margaret Buckton, Iowa School Finance Information Systems
               Urban Education Network & Rural Schools of Iowa Advocate

10:45      Break

11:00      Planning February 15, 2023 - Advocacy for Learners and Learning

  • Structures for the day? What would be beneficial?
    • Option 1 -  (Small Group) Committee members bring at least on one other person
      We proceed with a bigger group than the committee but also a more intimate group.
      We work on messaging and receive updates from other advocates.
    • Option 2 - (Large Group)  This event gets published in many locations with an attempt to 
      get as many people as possible in attendance.  Time would be spent on receiving updates
      and on crafting individual stories to share with legislators during the afternoon.
    • Marketing or incentives for attendance?
  • What needs to be done in  advance?

11:30      Lunch & Connecting to Resources
                Acquaint ourselves with the resources available to us
                       Getting Connected

12:00      Building Background Knowledge
                Senator Herman Quirmbach - Senate Education Committee
                Education Appropriations Subcommittee, School Finance Formula Review Committee (Tentative)

1:00        Building Background Knowledge
                Senator Ken Rozenboom - Chair of the Senate Education Committee (Tentative - Possibly virtual)

2:00        Develop the Iowa ASCD Legislative Agenda 2023

  • What are the common themes that we have heard today?
  • What are the "must haves" in the 2023 Legislative Agenda?
  • How do we share this draft with our membership? (Or, do we share a final draft?

3:30      Adjournment
              Meeting Summary & Next Steps 

February 15, 2023:  Day at the Capitol


Tools For Advocacy

Tools for Advocacy

Closing Tab