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

  • Advocacy presence at the Iowa Statehouse focused on RSAI priority issues
  • Weekly legislative update reports and weekly recap videos to share the latest news from the statehouse
  • Calls to action to members when needed
  • Advocacy resources for local leaders to use, including position papers, advocacy tool kits, talking points, maps, and school finance estimates
  • Assistance with communications, letters to the editor or sample letters to legislators
  • A voice to advocate with the executive branch and represent rural schools on various task forces and stakeholder committees convened by the Department of Education.
  • 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 for RSAI members if you use ISFIS Board/Policy Hosting Service
  • 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.
  • Free access to NASDTEC teacher licensure checks with your RSAI membership. Learn more about the program here.

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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.