COMMUNITY CONVERSATION REPORTS

A full report and executive summary of the input from the community conversations and survey conducted last spring are available below as a PDF.

Click here for the full report

Click here for the executive summary

Last spring, Des Moines Public Schools hosted community roundtables and conducted an online survey to talk about how we, as a community, can do more to create safe, healing schools and communities. We invite you to come together again to hear about and discuss the information gathered from those conversations, the steps DMPS have taken since then, and what we have planned next.

We are grateful for the opportunity we’ve had to analyze and reflect on the meaningful feedback provided by so many people in this process and are already taking intentional steps to implement many of the ideas you shared. We remain deeply committed to listening. Your involvement in these conversations, your ideas and feedback, are critical in creating environments for students, families, staff, and our entire community to thrive together.

The executive summary and full report from the spring roundtables will be available and posted to this page on December 1.

We hope you will join us! See below for more details, including registration


WHAT: Community Roundtables will be held at each of the DMPS five high schools. Each event will include a community dinner followed by an overview of the findings from the spring events and a conversation with school district staff about the work that is underway and being planned. Childcare will be available.

WHEN AND WHERE: The Community Roundtables will be held at each high school:

  • East: December 7 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • North: December 8 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Roosevelt: December 12 – 5:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Lincoln: December 14 –  5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Hoover: December 15 – 5:00 to 7:00 PM

REGISTRATION: Please register no later than Sunday, December 4 to attend the session of your choice. To do so, simply complete and submit the form below: