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JAC
Nearly 9,000 school leaders and guests attended the 2014 Joint Annual Conference. Information about this year's Conference will be posted online as it becomes available.
JAC
IASB has launched a new initiative to focus attention on the importance and value of public schools in Illinois. "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" invites local school districts to solicit and encourage public support for public education. This campaign includes video messages, wristbands and lapel pins. Logos and templates for signs are also available.
Journal
In this issue of the Journal read about how average school administrator salaries in Illinois withstood the recession and survived - barely - cuts to state funding in the economically uncertain years that followed. Also discover how an Illinois school district created a successful partnership for infrastructure improvements and delve into the history of federal challenges to school funding.
Newsbulletin
The 82nd Joint Annual Conference, Nov. 21-23, drew representatives from 82 percent of the state's 855 public school districts to voluntary school board training. IASB delegates at the Delegate Assembly, including representatives from 352 districts, agreed to seek to address data-sharing concerns and other issues. Awards were handed out to the top board president and board secretary. This issue also describes the new Vision 20/20 plan for Illinois schools, and provides updates on an IASB-sponsored emergency response service, community engagement workshops and an Alliance Leadership Summit planned for February.
Alliance
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 (12/4/14).



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