The Finance Roundtable is an invited focus group that meets approximately four times during the school year to discuss issues related to school finance. The Roundtable is not advisory but rather serves as a sounding board providing valuable insights into school finance issues or potential issues. Members are invited by the Bureau of Finance, Facilities, Operations, and Transportation Services. Members come from the Department of Education, Department of Management, Legislative Services Agency, State Auditor's Office, Iowa Association of School Business Officials, Iowa State Education Association, Iowa School Board Association, Iowa Superintendents Finance and Leadership Consortium, Iowa School Business Management Academy, auditing firms, school financial service firms, school districts, and area education agencies. Although individual members are invited from various organizations and backgrounds, members represent only their own personal viewpoints in a collegial setting.
The Finance Roundtable meets on the fourth Wednesday in October, January, March, and May. For meeting details, see Iowa Department of Education Calendar.