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News

  • 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available; Further Info on the Virtual Delegate Assembly
    News

    2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available; Further Info on the Virtual Delegate Assembly

    The 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report is available online and being mailed to district offices. The Delegate Assembly will take place virtually on November 14.
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  • VIDEO: IASB Delegate Assembly to be Virtual this Year
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    VIDEO: IASB Delegate Assembly to be Virtual this Year

    To prepare school boards for the new format, IASB will host an informational webinar to explain the virtual Delegate Assembly and discuss the process for 2020.
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  • Topics Announced for Virtual Division Meetings
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    Topics Announced for Virtual Division Meetings

    Fall Division Meetings, in a free-to-members virtual format, begin September 22.
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  • Save the Date: IASB Virtual Summit November 20
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    Save the Date: IASB Virtual Summit November 20

    A virtual event for school board members and administrators from IASB Member Districts is scheduled for November 20.
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Upcoming Events

  • 22
    Sep 2020
    Sep 22, 2020

    Shawnee Division Virtual Meeting 09/22/2020

    Featured Panel Presentation with Q&A: "The Effects of COVID-19 on Education"
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  • 24
    Sep 2020
    Sep 24, 2020

    Illini Division Virtual Meeting 09/24/2020

    Featured Presentation with Q&A: "E-Learning/Remote Learning Readiness and Refinement"
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  • 24
    Sep 2020
    Sep 24, 2020

    Working Together as an Effective Board 09/24/2020

    2020 has been a challenging year, and effective school boards have risen to the challenge by clarifying purpose, connecting with community, and working with their superintendents. Join Board Presidents Kathleen Conlon-Wasik, Kevin Daniels, and John Smith as they discuss the importance of working together effectively, leading to School Board Governance Recognition.
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COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 

During this unprecedented national health emergency, school districts face a myriad of issues in terms of dealing with school governance and operations. IASB has compiled guidance to assist boards of education as they prepare to confront the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year. Local boards of education are encouraged to use these resources to spur conversation on the critical issues involving governance, policies, programming, personnel, health and safety of the school community, and the fiduciary responsibility of the board of education.

Guidance and Resources

Journal Revisits Educational Equity

The September/October issue of the Illinois School Board Journal offers a series of articles that offer perspectives on educational equity, including an updated “Ten Ways School Boards Can Champion Racial Equity” which includes an extensive list of resources.

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