2022 Joint Annual Conference

Registration for the in-person IASB•IASA•IASBO Joint Annual Conference is now open


Training Opportunities for School Boards

Learning together will move your board forward as a governance team


Leading News

Your leading education news from around the state


  • IASB Welcomes Four to Policy Services, General Counsel Staffs

    IASB Welcomes Four to Policy Services, General Counsel Staffs

    All four new employees of the Association started in July 2022.
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  • Press Association, IASB Announce Cole Awards 

    Press Association, IASB Announce Cole Awards 

    The Cole Award recognizes outstanding coverage of education issues that emphasize the community’s connection with its local public school district.
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  • News

    Sample Policies Provide Transparency for Districts Attending PD Events 

    Boards can adopt policies that ensure transparency for district professional development and related expenses.
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  • COSSBA to Host Free Federal Advocacy Webinar

    COSSBA to Host Free Federal Advocacy Webinar

    August 18 webinar will cover the proposed Title IX regulations.
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Upcoming Events

  • 18
    Aug 2022
    Aug 18, 2022

    Your District and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund 08/18/22

    Illinois school districts are responsible for funding support staff pensions with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Join IMRF Field Representative Mandy Beedie-Powers for an informative session regarding the funding of the system, the benefits for employees, and your board's responsibility as one of almost 3,000 employers within the system.
  • 25
    Aug 2022
    Aug 25, 2022

    Introduction to Social Emotional Learning in Illinois 08/25/2022

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) leads to beneficial outcomes for students and schools. Join Ryan Wamser and Matt Weld from ROE 40 and the Area 5 SEL Hub to learn what SEL looks like in schools and what current state initiatives can mean for districts as they strengthen their work in supporting student and staff mental health, resiliency, and equity.
  • 8
    Sep 2022
    Sep 8, 2022

    The Value of School Communications 9/8/2022

    Communicating the right message at the right time to the right audience can be the difference between success and failure. Learn how to navigate district communications in this webinar.
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IASB is a founding member of the Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA), a national alliance dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote, and strengthen state school boards associations. Through its membership IASB is able to provide local districts access to COSSBA training opportunities, resources, and services. Visit the COSSBA website to learn more.

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July/August 2022 Journal CoverSummer Reading in the Journal 

The July/August 2022 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal features a variety of topics for summer reading, from advocacy to literacy to energy and more.

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