Make A Difference

Learn more about how you can help Des Moines Public Schools with an email or a phone call to key legislators.

Presentations – Preschool Priority
February 2023 DMPS Preschool Presentation Slides – click here
February 2023 DMPS Preschool Video Presentation – click here

School funding is tied to enrollment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment decreased and so did the amount of state funding for schools.

The following also are impacting school funding:

  • Many students will need additional supports to recover from COVID-related learning loss.
  • Districts have been incurring largely unsupported expenses in the purchase of facilities upgrades related for air safety, technology equipment, to support of optional virtual learning, and to pay for substitute teachers as staff fall ill.
  • Schools have also had to supplement enterprise funds with money from the general fund to retain employees for childcare and food services.


Take 5 minutes out of your day to advocate on behalf of DMPS students and teachers.

Click here to find your Legislator.
Call them at their number or call the switchboard and leave a message for your Legislator.
House: 515-281-3221.  Senate: 515-281-3371

Tell them why adequate and equitable school funding is important to you and your community! Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

We thank you for your support and your advocacy for DMPS students and staff.

Community Legislative Action Team
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