State School Board Association Disagrees With NSBA Request for FBI Help

The Iowa Association of School Boards says it wasn't consulted prior to NSBA requesting federal intervention in parent-school board conflicts.

(The Center Square) – An Iowa affiliate says it wasn’t consulted by the National School Boards Association prior to the NSBA requesting federal intervention in parent-school board conflicts.

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The Iowa Association of School Boards notified its members of its disagreement with the NSBA in an October 14 memo.

The IASB said in the memo that it “respectfully disagrees” with the national association’s request for federal law enforcement intervention and “the decision by NSBA leadership to tie the request to claims of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

“NSBA did not consult IASB before it issued its request,” the memo said. “Iowa school boards value and care deeply about parent views on issues affecting children. School boards are providing forums for public opinion, including civil dissent, as part of full and fair deliberation on public issues. Iowans are largely highly civil, even in heated discussions of