NOVEMBER 18-20, 2022

2022 Joint Annual Conference

Read the Conference overview and access photo highlights, session handouts, and more.

School Board Elections

Get equipped with key dates, qualifications, and helpful information for school board candidates.


Inside IASB

A new talk podcast introduces listeners to school board service


  • Conference Overview 2022

    Conference Overview 2022

    The 89th meeting of IASB, IASA, and Illinois ASBO took place November 18-20 in Chicago.
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  • School Board Delegates Vote on Constitution, Resolutions 

    School Board Delegates Vote on Constitution, Resolutions 

    Representatives from IASB member school boards reviewed resolutions and amendments to the Association Constitution.
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  • COSSBA Inaugural Conference Registration is Open

    COSSBA Inaugural Conference Registration is Open

    The COSSBA Inaugural National Conference is March 30-April 2, 2023 in Tampa.
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  • IASB Podcast Talks to School Board Members About Why They Serve

    IASB Podcast Talks to School Board Members About Why They Serve

    Episodes feature school board members answering questions about motivations and experiences.
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Upcoming Events

  • 30
    Nov 2022
    Nov 30, 2022

    How to Navigate Running for School Board: Petition Filing 11/30/2022

    Join IASB's Dean Langdon and Reatha Owen, along with Scott Uhler from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., to discuss how, when, and what to file; and navigating the objection process. Also learn about election obligations such as public policy questions and what you can do before the election to learn more about the district and the work of the board.
  • 6
    Dec 2022
    Dec 6, 2022

    PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 110: Timely Updates for Your Board 2022

    The long-awaited PRESS Issue 110 is here! Join the PRESS Editors on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, for a webinar to review new and updated material in response to bills passed during the second half of the 102nd General Assembly, regulatory updates, and miscellaneous and five-year review updates. Following the issue review, stay with us for an overview of customized PRESS Plus Issue 110.
  • 8
    Dec 2022
    Dec 8, 2022

    How to Navigate Running for School Board: Understanding the Board Member's Role 12/08/2022

    So, you want to be a school board member? This webinar is designed to provide school board candidates with an overview of an elected school board member’s roles and responsibilities and an idea of what to expect if they are successful in the April election.
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Annual School Calendar

The 2022-2023 Annual School Calendar is published by IASB to assist school districts with preparing their local school calendars. Dates included in the calendar comply with all statutory deadlines contained in the Election Code, School Code, and selected acts of the General Assembly.

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July/August 2022 Journal CoverJournal Compares Illinois Across Several Measures

The November/December issue of the IASB Journal compares areas of public education in Illinois to that of neighboring states.

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