In 2001, the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) conducted a groundbreaking study to examine the impact school boards have on student achievement. In the fall of 2018, PSBA refreshed the Lighthouse Inquiry research with the goal of discovering the impact school board governance and leadership has on student achievement in the commonwealth. Utilizing data available within the state and with the help of an outside research firm, PSBA was able to uncover supporting evidence that the actions and behaviors of school boards impact the performance of students in the district.  


CEO Nathan Mains recently sat down with Chief Member Services Coordinator Dr. Britta Barrickman to discuss the highlights of the study and explain the impact of the findings. To view this video, please click here. If you are interested in reading the full report, login to myPSBA and click on Resources 

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