NBM 2015
Registration is now open for IASB's New Board Member Workshops. Beginning May 8 and concluding July 11, these one- and two-day training events are designed to meet the needs of board members elected in 2015. Participants will be able to fulfill their mandatory board training on Friday. The Saturday sessions will provide board members with the essential information they need to understand and fulfill their governance role. Learn more HERE.
Learn more about the initiative for public education in Illinois to guide educators, legislators, labor, business, parents, and community members as they work together toward the common goal of fulfilling the promise of public education in Illinois.
The March/April 2015 issue of The Illinois School Board Journal offers multiple perspectives on high-stakes testing, Common Core and PARCC implementation. Read how Unity Point District 140 prepared its staff, and how Plainfield's District 202 engaged its community, for CCSS and PARCC. Also, recent administrator salary trends are explored in a piece by Western Illinois University professors Lora Wolff and Dean Halverson.
The April issue reports on school districts' growing reliance on long-term debt and deficit spending, as reported in an annual state financial profile. News is also included on a legal brief filed by IASB, Illinois ASBO and IASA in a landmark zoning case, plus Joint Annual Conference keynote speakers, and the start of a school funding reform push in the statehouse. Also covered are April 7 school finance referenda, NSBA, upcoming board secretary awards, award-winning tech leaders in Illinois public schools, and much 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 (4/24/15).

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