Town Hall #35

PK-12 Outcomes in Iowa

… improving or slipping?

Wednesday March 23, 2022, 4:30 PM


At the March 9 Town Hall, Shawn Snyder (Associate Executive Director, Government Relations & School Finance) and  Phil Jeneary (Government Relations Director) of the Iowa Association of School Boards, presented a “Readers Digest” version of a 7.5-hour course (in just 50 minutes!) on funding Iowa’s PK-12 system. As there wasn’t time for it, Shawn and Phil will returned for some Q&A.

Having first focused on the financial investment being made by Iowan’s, this Town Hall will focus on student achievement and outcomes.

Guest Panelists:

Mark Jacobs, Reaching Higher Iowa

Shawn Snyder, Iowa Assn of School Boards

Phil Jeneary, Iowa Assn of School Boards


Q&A: School Funds

Q&A: Compensation ($39k-$70k, average $58k, + benefits)

Q&A: Legislative Update

Mark Jacobs, Measurements of Achievement; Inputs vs Outcomes