Community Legislative Action Team
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.
PREPARING FOR THE 2018 SESSION
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.
As plans are being made for the 2018 Iowa General Assembly, be sure to click here to join the DMPS-CLAT mailing list and/or follow the DMPS Community Legislative Action team on Facebook to stay informed on our preparations and plans for next year.
READ OUR ISSUE PAPERS
For the 2017 session of the Iowa General Assembly, DMPS-CLAT focused 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 learn more about these three issues, and why they are important for students, teachers and school in Des Moines, please read our position papers:
- Extend Support for ELL Students
- Expand Preschool for Students in Poverty
- Continue Sales Tax for School Facilities