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 funding for students in poverty, and ask the legislature to increase the SSA to meet the needs of all students.

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During a typical  legislative session, DMPS-CLAT holds regular coffees with members of our legislative delegation. In addition this year, CLAT has scheduled listening sessions and an action summit.

Due to Covid-19, we will start our meetings online, in hopes of gathering in-person as the year progresses.

Be sure to read more about the top issues for Des Moines Public Schools by reading our 2021 Legislative Priorities.

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