Conference Speakers Announced

Keynote speakers will inspire and elevate attendees at the 2024 Joint Annual Conference in Chicago

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  • Educators to Present Keynotes at 2024 Equity Immersion

    Educators to Present Keynotes at 2024 Equity Immersion

    The theme for the event is Foster Belonging, encouraging attendees to hear, value, and include every voice.
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  • Deadlines Near for Placing Referenda on November 2024 General Election Ballot

    Deadlines Near for Placing Referenda on November 2024 General Election Ballot

    August 19 is the last day for a school board to adopt resolutions to place public policy questions on the ballot for November 5, 2024.
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  • Welcome to the New IASB Community

    Welcome to the New IASB Community

    School board members are invited to join a new online platform to share conversations, solutions, and experiences.
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  • Service Associate Firms to Present at Conference

    Service Associate Firms to Present at Conference

    Six panel proposals were selected to be presented this fall.
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Upcoming Events

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    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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    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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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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