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  • IASB Launches New Community on July 1
    News

    IASB Launches New Community on July 1

    School board members are invited to join a new online platform to share conversations, solutions, and experiences.
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  • Deadline Approaching: School Board Governance Recognition Application  
    News

    Deadline Approaching: School Board Governance Recognition Application  

    Applications for the 2024 School Board Governance Recognition program are due July 1.
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  • June 26 is the Deadline for IASB Member Districts to Submit Resolutions 
    Legislative

    June 26 is the Deadline for IASB Member Districts to Submit Resolutions 

    The outcomes of the Delegate Assembly determine the direction of IASB advocacy efforts and legislative priorities.
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  • 2024 Joint Annual Conference Registration Now Open
    Conference

    2024 Joint Annual Conference Registration Now Open

    The event will take place November 22-24 in downtown Chicago, with pre-conference activities beginning on November 21.
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Upcoming Events

  • 26
    Jun 2024
    Jun 26, 2024

    West Cook Division Governing Board Meeting 06/26/2024

    Time: 6:00 PM Fee: $24 Dinner and meeting will be hosted by Leyden CHSD 212 in the Little Theater, located at 3400 Rose Street in Franklin Park. The parking lot is located in front of the school. Please enter using entrance 4- the Little Theater is located up the stairs and to the right. Reservations are requested by June 20, 2024.
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  • 25
    Jul 2024
    Jul 25, 2024

    Identifying, Recruiting, and Mentoring Future School Board Members 07/25/2024

    A responsibility of every current school board is to ensure future boards are ready to lead, so the work of governing education in your community is achieved with continuity and effectiveness. Identifying, recruiting, and mentoring future board members is an important part of the board’s work.
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  • 3
    Aug 2024
    Aug 3, 2024

    IASB Board Presidents’ Academy 2024 - Collinsville  08/03/2024

    Join us for a day of networking, training, and inspiration. Connect with current and future board presidents, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships.
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Advocacy for School Board Members

As key participants in our educational system, board members serve as an essential local resource on educational issues. Involvement by school board members in both the state and national legislative process is imperative to shaping sound education policy.

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May/June Journal Offers Safety & Security Resources

The May/June Journal offers current information on school safety and security topics, plus equity characteristics and educator shortage commentary. 

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