News and Announcements.

Policy Booster on Concussion Management including a sample policy is now available for ISFIS Policy Subscribers.  Learn more about becoming an ISFIS Policy Subscriber HERE

Register now for the 2019 ISFIS Conference, June 12, 2019, FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA.  Register HERE

Click HERE for the ISFIS New Authority Calculator.  This new version includes the $5 of formula equity enacted by the Governor's Signature on Feb. 18.

Click Here for Board Resolution Template for Dropout Prevention MSA Request

Save the date for the 2019 ISFIS Conference on June 12, 2019.  Details coming soon!

The 2019 Budget Workshop dates, times, and locations have been released. View them here!

Click Here for DEs SAVE Annual Report for FY2018.

New LED lights brighten George-Little Rock

View our special topic webinar recording on annual/organizational meetings here!

Iowa's public education advocates hope to extend the state sales tax for school facilities, classroom technology

View the 2018 Legislative Digest here!

Download all of our 2018 conference handouts here!

View the EEG Weekly Update

Watch the June 5x5 video here!

Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa’s ESSA State Plans

Larry Sigel to speak at Forest City CSD Informational Meeting 

Iowa wanted new exams, and maybe they'll finally get it - Iowa Gazette article

Tax Policy and Tax Cuts Analysis. Read here!

The 2018 Legislative Session is officially working past the April 17 deadline. Stay up-to-date here!

Time is running out to extend Iowa sales tax for schools. Read the article here!

Watch our April 2018 5x5 video!

Iowa GOP lawmakers suggest making another "rainy day" fund. Read the article here

Iowa Bill Reduces Rural Districts Bus Costs - School Transportation News

Op-ed piece from P4GIS on student assessment in the DMR today. Read it here.

ISFIS New Authority Report has been updated to default to 1% SSA. Access it here!

Read the new bill, SF 455 School Transportation and Equity Funding, here!

Margaret Buckton interviewed with school leaders on IPR about school safety, vouchers and more. Listen here!

Margaret Buckton featured in the Fairfield Ledger.

There is still time to register for a budget workshop!

The FY2018 New Authority Report is now available here.

Save the Date! The 2018 ISFIS Conference will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018!

Larry Sigel featured in Globe Gazette article regarding Eagle Grove CSD project

Find the latest RSAI legislative update here.

ISFIS webinars are moving to 4:00 p.m.

Our FACT Tool has been updated!

ISFIS was featured in the Riverside Current! Read more here.

View our updated page on GASB 75

Registration is open for the ISFIS 2018 budget workshops!

Register for our Special Topic Webinar on GASB 75 transition here!

View of 2018 Budget Workshop dates and locations here. Registration opening soon!

Register for our October 20 webinar here!

Watch our new video series, Board Building Blocks, here!

Watch our Oct. 5 webinar recording here!

Latest CFPM Model updated Oct. 4.

Register for our October 2017 CFPM Workshops here!

Register for the RSAI Annual Meeting here!

View your school district's 2018 property tax rates here!

View the FY 2018 PPEL Report here!

Find the FY 2018 ISL Report here!

Find the latest EEG Weekly Update here!

Read the final 2017 Legislative Digest here!

Watch our July/Summer Edition 5x5 video!

Find our 2017 conference handouts here!

Transportation Cost Disparity Takes Funds from Education in some Iowa Districts - Article

Find the 2017 RSAI Legislative Recap video here and the PPT here!

Find a new WriteToLearn Demo here!

Find our 5-Year Budget Projection Model here!

Register for our 2017 conference here!

Collective Bargaining Bill Summary

Find the updated New Authority Report here!

ISFIS Budget Workshops begin today!

Watch our video on RSAI's 2017 legislative priorities!

Register for a budget workshop today!

Watch our December 5x5 video here!

Catch the recordings of our two webinars on December 1, 2016 here!

Register for our webinars Thursday here!

Watch our October 5x5 video here!

Congrats Spirit Lake CSD on meeting your unspent authorized budget goal!

Watch our latest SitRep Webinar here!

View September's 5x5 video here!

Watch our latest SitRep Webinar here!

Click here to watch our k-Purchase special topic webinar!

Check out our August 2016 5x5 video here!

Happy new fiscal year!  Opportunities for flexibility in other funds highlighted in the July 7th SitRep webinar to save local general funds.  Get the PPT and Recording here.

Register for the July 7, 2016 Webinar!

Download Our 2016 Conference Handouts Here!

5.16.16 edifyAssess April Benchmark Data

5.5.2016: 2016 Session Adjourns - Join Margaret and Larry in this week's SitRep webinar to discover all of the details! Watch the recording here

5.3.16 Special Topic Webinar: Equipment Breakdown Insurance - Watch the recording here

4.28.16 ISFIS SitRep Webinar: Watch the recording here

4.27.16 Special Topic Webinar: k-Purchase - Watch to the recording here

4.28.16 Special Education Balance Estimator

4.6.16 Governor signs SSA rate of 2.25% for FY 2017. See district specific impact here

3.22.16 Conference Committee sets SSA Rates

1.13.2016: ISFIS Summary of Governor's Budget Recommendation

10.21.2015: Maximum Property Tax Rate Impact Wynne Decision

7.8.2015: Impact of Governor's Veto of One-time Funding 

7.6.2015: See the Final District Level Spreadsheet for FY 2016 Regular Program District Cost Based on 1.25% State Supplementary Assistance and the Governor's Veto of the $53 Million of One Time Funding


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