The Iowa Association of School Boards unveiled a new campaign during their annual convention to highlight the great students and educators in our state. "The Promise of Iowa" is a campaign that demonstrates how Iowa is preparing all kids for future success; and the fact that Iowa education promotes equity, strengthens communities, and cultivates economic growth. Iowa educators and school districts are accountable and transparent.
Public education is the foundation of our democracy and a promise we make as Iowans to our children--that a great education helps dreams come true. Great public schools help children fulfill that promise and are the key to success for our communities, our economy and our state.
- Iowa public schools help students discover their full potential and reach a bright future.
- Iowa public schools are community-owned centers that prepare and empower students to make a living, a life and a difference.
- Iowa public schools have a significant impact on Iowa's economic growth and quality of life in communities.
The Board of Directors of the Fort Madison Community School District has passed a resolution in support of “The Promise of Iowa” campaign. Board President Timm Lamb said the board’s support of “The Promise of Iowa” campaign is an important step in raising awareness statewide about the value of public education in shaping the next generation of Iowa leaders, workers and citizens. The district will share information on public schools statewide, and encourage local residents to take part as well.
The “Promise” campaign is being coordinated statewide by the Iowa Association of School Boards, a nonprofit organization representing the more than 1900 Iowa citizens serving on locally elected school boards.