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Coronavirus Updates

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Equity: An Educational Imperative

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  • IASB In-District Services Now Available In-Person upon Meeting Health, Safety Requirements
    COVID-19

    IASB In-District Services Now Available In-Person upon Meeting Health, Safety Requirements

    With all regions of the state in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, IASB staff will begin to provide in-person services to member districts, upon request.

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  • Webinar, Guidelines Address PRESS Policy Updates
    COVID-19

    Webinar, Guidelines Address PRESS Policy Updates

    A July 9 webinar will offer insights into IASB Policy Services’ Policy Reference Manual updates from the June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104. A recorded version will be available within 48 hours of the live event.
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  • Journal Takes Readers Under the SEL Umbrella
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    Journal Takes Readers Under the SEL Umbrella

    The Summer 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal features social and emotional learning and the expectations of boards of education.
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  • Governor’s New Executive Order Addresses the Open Meetings Act and In-Person Instruction
    COVID-19

    Governor’s New Executive Order Addresses the Open Meetings Act and In-Person Instruction

    Governor Pritzker has renewed the statewide disaster declaration and issued an Executive Order to address in-person attendance at public meetings and in-person instruction in K-12 schools.
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Upcoming Events

  • 9
    Jul 2020
    Jul 9, 2020

    Webinar/PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104: The Spring 2020 Triple Whammy! on 7/9/2020 at Noon

    March came in like a lion with the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were no lambs in sight this spring, creating a triple whammy of Policy Reference Manual updates in June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104. Join the PRESS Editors for a review of the highlights of this latest issue.
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  • 23
    Jul 2020
    Jul 23, 2020

    14 Ways for School Boards to Improve School Mental Health 07/23/2020

    There is a mental health epidemic facing schools across the nation. Comprehensive school mental health systems build the foundations for schools to be able to create thriving environments and develop sustainable supports. Learn how a school board can be a vital partner.
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New School Law Books Available 

New editions of go-to school law books for district officials are available. The 2020-2021 Illinois School Code Service includes this year’s School Code and other statutes relevant to public schools, as well as next year’s 2021 Supplement. The Sixteenth Edition of the Illinois School Law Survey contains answers to 1,600 questions, highlighting changes in state and federal laws and impacts of new court decisions and administrative rules. 

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Journal Examines SEL, Addresses Return to School

The Summer 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal peeks at the 2020 Member Survey. The issue features social and emotional learning and the expectations of boards of education.

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