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Virtual Summit 2020

Virtual Summit recordings available to registrants through December 20

News

  • Reminder: December 7 deadline approaches for placing referenda on February 2021 ballot
    News

    Reminder: December 7 deadline approaches for placing referenda on February 2021 ballot

    December 7 is the deadline for school boards to adopt a resolution to place tax and bond referenda or other public policy questions on the ballot for February 23, 2021.
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  • Fenton school board president receives award for outstanding leadership
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    Fenton school board president receives award for outstanding leadership

    The Illinois State Board of Education presented the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award to Paul Wedemann, school board president at Fenton CHSD 100.
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  • Statewide Tier 3 Mitigation Measures May Impact In-Person Board Meetings
    COVID-19

    Statewide Tier 3 Mitigation Measures May Impact In-Person Board Meetings

    A board should locally determine, with counsel, a decision on in-person meetings in certain conditions and with safety precautions.
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  • Virtual Summit Recordings Available through December 20
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    Virtual Summit Recordings Available through December 20

    Registrants to the Virtual Summit can re-view the keynotes and presentations.
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Upcoming Events

  • 3
    Dec 2020
    Dec 3, 2020

    PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 106: Housekeeping Before the Legislature Decides to Reconvene 12/03/2020

    Join IASB’s PRESS Editors on December 3, 2020 for response to the Education Omnibus Act, changes based on ISBE rules updates and guidance, and five-year reviews. Then stay tuned for a review of customized PRESS Plus Issue 106.
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  • 8
    Dec 2020
    Dec 8, 2020

    How to Navigate Running for School Board, Part 2: Filing Petitions & Public Policy Questions 12/08/2020

    Join a conversation about preparations for candidates and districts for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election with IASB staff and Scott Uhler from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. Discuss petition circulation; how, when, and what to file; navigating public policy questions; and more , plus what you can do before the election to learn more about the work of the board.
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  • 10
    Dec 2020
    Dec 10, 2020

    Leave Me Alone? Combating Employee Abuse of Leave Benefits 12/10/2020

    Considering the tangled web surrounding employee use of traditional leave time, school attorneys James Petrungaro and Adam Dauksas from Himes Petrarca & Fester CHTD will examine employee leave abuse and options available to boards and administrators for formulating a response.
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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 Explores School Safety

The November/December 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal covers the critical convergence of student well-being, school safety and security, and social and emotional learning. This vital interplay is among the lessons for communities as social unrest and coronavirus pandemic are added to the mix of school safety and security issues.

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