FOREST CITY | Four North Iowa school districts - Forest City, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, North Iowa and Lake Mills have invited local legislators to attend a legislative forum from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Forest City High School auditorium, 206 West School Street. KIOW will broadcast the event.

Each district’s Board of Education members will be present and the community is encouraged to attend.

“Our districts have collaborated in setting priorities to discuss with the legislators as they head into the 2018 legislative session,” said Darwin Lehmann, superintendent of Forest City Schools.

The priorities identified include: Transportation funding, Foundation Formula Equalization, sharing of incentives and assistance between school districts, State Penny tax, standards and accountability progress, Supplemental State Aid and teacher leadership and development initiatives. Additional information about each of these priorities can be found at

“The superintendents and respective school boards have determined these priorities are critical to students and taxpayers,” Lehmann said. “We hope you will attend to show your support for Iowa schools.”