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  • Advocacy presence at the Capitol focused on RSAI priority issues
  • Weekly legislative updates and calls to action when needed
  • Advocacy resources for local leaders to use, including position papers, advocacy toolkits, talking points, maps and school finance estimates
  • Assistance with communications, letters to the editor or sample letters to legislators
  • Easy to share information, such as RSAI Legislative Priorities Video to inform school boards, staff, and stakeholders
  • RSAI is the state affiliate of the National Rural Education Association, which brings access to NREA research, updates about happenings in Washington, networking
  • $100 discount on ISFIS Policy and Negotiations services for RSAI members
  • No charge for attendance at summer regional meetings or the RSAI annual conference in October.
  • Authentic grassroots development of legislative priorities in a one district one vote democratic process.

Click below to download the RSAI membership request form. Once completed, save the completed form to your computer and upload the file using the "Choose File" button below and submit along with the requested information below. You may also send the completed form to us by mail to:

RSAI, 1201 63rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50311. 

Benefits of RSAI Membership

Select the completed RSAI Membership Form from your computer. 

RSAI will:


Educate others about the value of rural education to the state's economy and future of Iowa as an educational leader in the nation and world;


Build the capacity and understanding of other groups with similar interests on legislative and educational issues to create a strong voice;


Share best practices of great education programs while under the budget constraints of fewer students, how best to innovate, share and promote efficiency; 


Secure adequate resources, academic and financial, to provide first class educational opportunities for students in rural communities; and


Maintain local control through the flexibility and authority of locally elected School Boards.