Make Your Voice Heard for our Students

The DMPS Community Legislative Action Team (DMPS-CLAT) is made up of parents and other community members who recognize the need for more awareness of how specific legislative actions affect our schools, and actively advocate for policies that increase student success.

To be successful, this group needs one thing: YOU. It’s important that the voices of parents, grandparents, community members and others are heard by our legislators and the Governor so they know how important education and schools are to our children and all of Des Moines.

Join us as we focus on the need to extend support for our English Language Learners, expand preschool funding for students in poverty, and continue the penny sales tax to improve and maintain our school buildings.

To join this on-going effort and/or to stay informed on the issues, upcoming meetings and more, join the mailing list by clicking here.


During the legislative session, DMPS-CLAT holds regular coffees with members of our legislative delegation as well as “Days on the Hill” for DMPS representatives to talk with legislators at the State Capitol about issues important to the school district.

In addition, members of DMPS-CLAT reach out to legislators during the weeks leading up to the session to share ideas and get input on topics critical to our public schools in Des Moines.

Be sure to read more about the top issues for Des Moines Public Schools by clicking on 2018 Legislative Priorities in the menu to the left.

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