An online policy update and information service for Illinois School Boards
What is the Policy Reference Education Subscription Service?
PRESS is a resource for school administrators, school boards, school attorneys, or anyone looking for well-reasoned sample policies and procedures plus the legal references and rationale supporting them. PRESS has two components: a Policy Reference Manual and the periodic updates and revisions to it. View a sample policy with descriptions of the essential features.
What are some advantages of PRESS online?
PRESS Subscribers can:
- Access current policy information anytime on any day.
- Download sample policies and procedures.
- Jump to most legal references and all footnotes.
Why should your district subscribe to PRESS?
PRESS allows your school board to successfully perform an essential leadership function - the establishment of board policy. Your PRESS subscription gives board members sample policies with accompanying information that help them focus on their leadership role while complying with state and federal law. PRESS answers: What are appropriate policy subjects? What is the impact of state or federal law? What should be included in a policy and what left to administrative procedures? In addition, PRESS gives your superintendent sample procedures that enhance proper policy implementation.
Does the IASB Policy Reference Manual (available through a PRESS subscription) replace the local district policy manual?
The Policy Reference Manual is a resource for developing and improving the local district policy manual; it is not a substitute. The Reference Manual is an encyclopedia of policy and procedures for every school district, whether or not the district has used IASB Policy Services.
How can our School Board become a PRESS subscriber and what will it cost?
It's easy. For order and pricing information contact Cindi Allender at ext. 1119 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lin Bremer at ext. 1232 or via email at email@example.com.
For further information
For further information about this service, contact any IASB Policy Services staff member. Click HERE for an online tutorial of IASB's PRESS service. This self-guided video tour describes PRESS, its content and usage. The eight-minute video reviews the PRESS packet, updates and how to edit the policy manual.
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