Joint Annual Conference

A Recap of the 2021 Conference and Request for Proposals


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  • IASB Board of Directors Update

    IASB Board of Directors Update

    New leadership: Simon Kampwerth Jr. was elected IASB President and Mark Harms was elected Vice President.
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  • 2021 Joint Annual Conference in Review

    2021 Joint Annual Conference in Review

    Catch up on the news from the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference.
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  • School Board Delegates Vote on Resolutions Relating to School Safety, Curriculum

    School Board Delegates Vote on Resolutions Relating to School Safety, Curriculum

    IASB held its Delegate Assembly on November 20.
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  • SEL Webinar Series Available On-Demand

    SEL Webinar Series Available On-Demand

    ​IASB teams with Doug and Jim Bolton for webinars dedicated to interpersonal competence and SEL.
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Upcoming Events

  • 7
    Dec 2021
    Dec 7, 2021

    PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 108: Keeping Your Board Up To Date 12/07/2021

    PRESS Issue 108 is here! Join the PRESS Editors on December 7 for a two-part webinar to review new and updated material from bills passed by the 102nd General Assembly, plus miscellaneous and five-year updates. Review PRESS Issue 108 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Following a break, review customized PRESS Plus Issue 108 from noon-1 p.m. A link in the confirmation email provides access to both sessions.
  • 9
    Dec 2021
    Dec 9, 2021

    Strategies to Protect Your District from Ransomware 12/09/2021

    Districts across the country have seen an increase in cyber and ransomware attacks. A school board will want to ask key questions of the administration and IT professionals to get an understanding of the issues, the district’s action plan, and resources to support security efforts. Join David Schuler, Ph.D. and Tony Schlorff from THSD 214 (Arlington Heights) for this critical discussion.
  • 14
    Jan 2022
    Jan 14, 2022

    Board of Directors' Executive Committee Meeting 01/14/2022

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School Board Members Day

November 15 of each year is recognized as Illinois School Board Members Day. IASB has compiled materials that can be used to honor local board members, including a sample article, a certificate that can be personalized, a list of tips to thank board members, and a sample resolution. A number of images and logos are also available to share on social media and #ThankABoardMember.

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September/October 2021 Journal CoverJournal Covers the Educator Shortage

The Illinois School Board Journal sounds, or re-sounds, the alarm on the educator shortage crisis in Illinois. Read about solutions with local potential for Illinois school districts and the teacher pipeline, plus collective bargaining, leading with trust, and policy changes. 

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