Greetings DMPS Community:

Each and every day it is an honor for me to work with an organization and serve alongside colleagues who are dedicated to a better future for children and this 艾美影库 Moines community. Simply put, at the end of the day, that is what PreK-12 education is about; and that is our focus at 艾美影库 Moines Public Schools where we help 30,000 students who walk through our doors each school day prepare for their own better future.

This important work is focused on a vibrant curriculum to learn and grow in the classroom. But it also means giving students the opportunity to pursue their passions, from college and career opportunities to the athletic field or concert stage, and beyond. It means approaching our work, in a budget and resources conversation through the lens of equity, so that we meet the needs of all students as individuals. In doing so, we pledge to maintain a strong commitment to empathy in order to understand, feel, and see echoes of ourselves in each other鈥檚 experiences.

As we prepare the Fiscal Year 2025 budget for 艾美影库 Moines Public Schools, it is an important time to acknowledge both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. On the one hand, public education continues to face funding hurdles, enrollment has been flat the past few years, and now more than ever, we are in a very competitive PreK-12 education market. On the other hand, we are beginning a major initiative to reimagine education and reinvigorate our schools, and we will confidently compete to be the district of choice in central Iowa.

A little over a year ago, 艾美影库 Moines Public Schools launched our Come Here. Become Here. campaign. It is both invitational, to come here and join us on your education journey, as well as aspirational, to use your time at DMPS to become the best you here. It is, in short, four words that guide us towards a better future.

In solidarity,

Dr. Ian Roberts
艾美影库 Moines Public Schools


An important part of the budget process is transparency and providing聽 the public access to what is being considered and proposed by the school district. One key step in this work is the property tax levy being recommended for the upcoming fiscal year.

A public hearing on the proposed property tax levy has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 PM at Central Campus.

The notice for the hearing – along with a comparison of the current and proposed property tax levies – is posted below or you may download a copy by .

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Superintendent Ian Roberts and CFO Shashank Aurora will hold a series of discussions about the 艾美影库 Moines Public Schools budget, including a look at the current challenges and opportunities as well as a discussion about future decisions on issues such as consolidating facilities.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 1 6:00 PM North High School Library
Wednesday, April 3 7:15 AM East High School Library
Thursday, April 4 6:00 PM Hoover High School (in Swahili) Library/Tech Center
Friday, April 5 7:15 AM Lincoln High School Counseling Center
Monday, April 8 6:00 PM Hoover High School Library/Tech Center
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 PM Roosevelt High School Small Gym Room 1060 (near front doors)
Wednesday, April 10 11:00 AM Virtual Session
Thursday, April 11 6:00 PM Central Campus (in Spanish) Board Room



Please find below several resources related to the development of the FY 2025 budget for 艾美影库 Moines Public Schools.

Budget Development Book

Budget Presentation – February 6, 2024 School Board Work Session