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  • June 26 is the Deadline for IASB Member Districts to Submit Resolutions 

    June 26 is the Deadline for IASB Member Districts to Submit Resolutions 

    The outcomes of the Delegate Assembly determine the direction of IASB advocacy efforts and legislative priorities.
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  • IASB Briefs for June 2024

    IASB Briefs for June 2024

    Summer Schedule, Event Reminders, Policy Updates, and Program Deadlines.
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  • Identifying, Recruiting, and Mentoring School Board Members

    Identifying, Recruiting, and Mentoring School Board Members

    An updated publication and upcoming webinar can help districts develop an effective process for candidacy and beyond.
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  • 2024 Joint Annual Conference Registration Now Open

    2024 Joint Annual Conference Registration Now Open

    The event will take place November 22-24 in downtown Chicago, with pre-conference activities beginning on November 21.
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Upcoming Events

  • 22
    Jun 2024
    Jun 22, 2024

    IASB Board Presidents’ Academy 2024 - Champaign 06/22/2024

    Join us for a day of networking, training, and inspiration. Connect with current and future board presidents, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships.
  • 26
    Jun 2024
    Jun 26, 2024

    West Cook Division Governing Board Meeting 06/26/2024

    Time: 6:00 PM Fee: $24 Dinner and meeting will be hosted by Leyden CHSD 212 in the Little Theater, located at 3400 Rose Street in Franklin Park. The parking lot is located in front of the school. Please enter using entrance 4- the Little Theater is located up the stairs and to the right. Reservations are requested by June 20, 2024.
  • 25
    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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Advocacy for School Board Members

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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May/June Journal Offers Safety & Security Resources

The May/June Journal offers current information on school safety and security topics, plus equity characteristics and educator shortage commentary. 

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Lighting the Way to Excellence in School Governance

  • 100+
    Years of Service
    IASB is here to assist boards of education with training, policy, resources, and programing all supporting quality public education.
  • 849
    Member Districts
    More than 99 percent of public school boards in Illinois hold active membership.
  • 5,900+
    Elected Officials
    School board members volunteer their time to ensure growth and progress not only for students, but for entire communities.
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    IASB field services directors serve as a direct link between the school boards and Association services.
  • 1,000+
    Newly-Elected Board Members
    IASB provides training and resources on the roles and responsibilities of the board and board members.