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Virtual Summit 2020

IASB presents a day of leadership development, insights, and inspiration in a virtual format on November 20

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Stay current on policy and legal issues and upgrade your knowledge of current education topics

News

  • Writer, Activist, Comedian: Thurston to Kick Off Virtual Summit
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    Writer, Activist, Comedian: Thurston to Kick Off Virtual Summit

    Presenting How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time, Baratunde Thurston will present the opening keynote on November 20.
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  • 15 Districts Earn IASB Governance Recognition Honors
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    15 Districts Earn IASB Governance Recognition Honors

    The IASB School Board Governance Recognition program focuses on full board development.
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  • 2020 School Board Members Day: ‘Perseverance through Leadership’
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    2020 School Board Members Day: ‘Perseverance through Leadership’

    On November 15 Illinois recognizes its nearly 6,000 school board members and offers thanks for their dedication, perseverance, and leadership.
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  • 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available
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    2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available

    The 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report is available online and being mailed to district offices. An online discussion for delegates will take place October 21.
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Upcoming Events

  • 23
    Oct 2020
    Oct 23, 2020

    Insider’s Guide to IASB Policy Services for ICSA members 10/23/2020

    For ICSA members only. Many of your clients rely on IASB’s PRESS, PRESS Plus, and other policy services to keep their board policy and administrative procedures manuals up-to-date. Join us for this free “insider’s guide” to these services, including insights into the PRESS drafting process, timing of issue releases, and more!
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  • 28
    Oct 2020
    Oct 28, 2020

    North Cook Division Virtual Meeting 10/28/2020

    Join us for IGNITE!  Navigating the Future with Covid-19. Numerous challenges face school districts while traversing the COVID-19 environment. Do you wonder what is on the horizon? Do you wonder how other North Cook districts are navigating the future with COVID-19? Bring your questions and hear topics on finance, communications, and two district perspectives. Registration is now open.
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  • 29
    Oct 2020
    Oct 29, 2020

    Kishwaukee Division Virtual Meeting 10/29/2020

    Supporting Student and Staff Resilience in the Age of COVID presented by Doug Bolton, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist with Formative Psychological Services. Registration is now open.
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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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