The Culver Center hosted the Public Forum on K-12 Education Policy & Budgeting on February 16, 2016.
Two panel discussions covered a range of issues, including state funding formulas, the Teacher Leadership Compensation Program, and summer reading programs for students falling behind grade level on standardized tests.
State Legislators Panel
Moderator: MacKenzie Ryan, statewide education reporter, The Des Moines Register
Sen. Julian Garrett (R), Senate District 13 (Indianola)
Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R), House District 6 (Sioux City)
Rep. Scott Ourth (D), House District 26 (Ackworth)
Sen. Herman Quirmbach (D), Senate District 23 (Ames)
Educators & Administrators Panel
Moderator: Prof. Barb Ramos, Chair, Simpson College Education Department
Dan Carver, K-5 technology teacher, Carlisle Community School District
Dr. Tom Narak, Government Relations Director, School Administrators of Iowa
Superintendent Art Sathoff, Indianola Community Schools