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2021 Joint Annual Conference

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


Leading News

Your leading education news from around the state


  • Latest EO Indicates Change on In-Person Meeting Requirements

    Latest EO Indicates Change on In-Person Meeting Requirements

    The latest updates do not extend certain OMA findings. 
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  • Video: IASB Governmental Relations Staff Discuss Digest of Bills

    Video: IASB Governmental Relations Staff Discuss Digest of Bills

    IASB Governmental Relations Directors look at spring session bills passed.
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  • ISBE Update July 2021

    ISBE Update July 2021

    Boards of education have a number of upcoming deadlines for info submitted to ISBE.
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  • SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Testing Available

    SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Testing Available

    SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 testing is now available to all Illinois school districts, free of charge.
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Upcoming Events

  • 29
    Jul 2021
    Jul 29, 2021

    Youth Suicide in Illinois: Data, Strategy, and Action for Prevention 07/29/2021

    Focusing on school systems in Illinois, join Northwestern University Professor Maryann Mason, Ph.D., and a panel of advocates for a discussion of youth suicide and how schools can work to prevent it.
  • 5
    Aug 2021
    Aug 5, 2021

    ICSA Guiding Schools Through the Racial Equity Backlash 08/05/2021

    FOR ICSA MEMBERS ONLY. Join members of the ICSA EDI Committee as they discuss how you can help your clients through racial equity backlash. (1 CLE pending approval).
  • 9
    Aug 2021
    Aug 9, 2021

    Approaching Advocacy 08/09/2021

    Hear from members of the Governmental Relations staff of IASB on how together we can advocate for quality public education and excellence in local school board governance.
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Return to School: Resetting for the New Year

IASB has compiled a list of discussion items, questions, and board activities to guide the strategic thinking and processes for boards to learn, prioritize, monitor, and evaluate plans for returning to school in the fall. The document is intended to provide a framework for board discussions around articulating a clear vision and purpose for their district, connecting with the community on priority issues, monitoring progress toward goals, and maintaining productive relationships with their administration and staff. In a video interview, IASB Executive Director Thomas Bertrand talks about key considerations for school boards. Download the guidance document or view the video using the buttons below.

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Journal Examines Loss, Opportunity

The latest Illinois School Board Journal, dated July/August 2021, offers school district takeaways and the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on learning loss and learning opportunity.

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