Thursday, February 2, 2017

North Tama Joins “The Promise of Iowa” Campaign to Support Public Schools

The Board of Directors of the North Tama County Community School District has passed a resolution in support of “The Promise of Iowa” campaign. The goal of the statewide campaign is to focus attention on the future of Iowa public school students and to rally support for public education in Iowa. The “Promise of Iowa” campaign is being coordinated statewide by the Iowa Association of School Boards.
The campaign’s focus is on building public understanding about the work of public schools today, which are innovating to ensure students are positioned for success in their futures. Iowa’s future leaders, innovators and citizens are its children. They are “The Promise of Iowa.” Their future is created every day by Iowa public schools. Iowa public schools develop their potential, strengthen communities, and contribute to a strong economy.
Another goal of the campaign is to encourage Iowans to show their support for the investments needed to keep our public schools strong. In this era of competing priorities and limited resources, state funding has fallen short in meeting the real needs of our students. As locally elected citizens entrusted with public education, your school board members have decided to support this campaign to rally public support and understanding for continued investments that move our state and community forward.
The North Tama 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 campaign will share information on public schools statewide, and encourage local residents to take part as well.
North Tama’s current school board members are Trisha Kennedy, Tiffany Feisel, Gretchen Pargeon, David Calderwood, Cheryl Popelka, Rod Zobel, and Doug Dvorak. When you see these leaders, please thank them for their dedication and their service to our school.
YOU can get involved in the campaign to support public education in Iowa, too! The “Promise of Iowa” website,, provides more information about how to get involved in the campaign and how to become an advocate for quality public education in Iowa. 
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Your support of North Tama Schools and of public education in Iowa is appreciated!