Registration for the 2014 Joint Annual Conference opened on Monday, June 9. Information and instructions for registration and housing is available online only and will not be sent to districts or affiliates. Click HERE for the instructions and to download corresponding registration and housing forms.
IASB is now offering the newest editions of its two popular school law resources - the 13th edition of the Illinois School Law Survey and the 2014-2015 Illinois School Code Service. Updated bi-annually, the Law Survey is the most convenient way to access and cross-reference most school law issues. Its question-and-answer format allows readers to find answers to the most commonly-asked questions facing or posed by school superintendents, school boards and the general public. The School Code is current through all of the 2013 legislative session. In addition to a complete index, this book also carries a large number of additional statutes pertinent to public schools. Each copy comes with a CD version that carries the full text of the Code, plus annotations with case law and other references, all ISBE rules and the text of court cases cited in the annotations.
This issue of the Journal is packed with a variety of subjects suitable for summer reading. Topics covered include community engagement, changes in school board elections, and a package of reports from the 2014 NSBA Conference.
Learn about the Illinois lottery's woes, including news of slowing growth in lottery transfers into the Common School Fund, and coverage of the private management group's announcement it has failed to meet its revenue goals again. Read about a new video and Q&A sheet on the 2015 school board elections, plus a pending Conference Preview with panel titles, descriptions and more. Coverage also includes: fall division dinner meetings, energy grants, state budget implications, and more.
Compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times, Alliance Legislative Reports summarize major legislative activities and bills of interest to school leaders. Read the latest ALR here (7/15/14).

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