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  • Two More Installments of Inside IASB Talk Podcast
    Podcast

    Two More Installments of Inside IASB Talk Podcast

    Listen to two new episodes of the Inside IASB talk podcast.
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  • Stop the Bus! IASB Call to Action HB 2287
    Legislative

    Stop the Bus! IASB Call to Action HB 2287

    A Call to Action for Illinois school board members in opposition of HB 2287, currently on third reading in the Illinois House.
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  • Mark Your Calendars: Registration Opens for 90th Annual Conference on June 5
    Conference

    Mark Your Calendars: Registration Opens for 90th Annual Conference on June 5

    The 2023 Joint Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, November 17-19.
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  • Referendums on April Ballot 
    News

    Referendums on April Ballot 

    April 4 ballots include school board elections, referendums, county sales tax proposition, and more. 
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Upcoming Events

  • 6
    Apr 2023
    Apr 6, 2023

    A Deep Dive into Roster Management for Administrative Professionals 2023

    Dive deep into roster management and learn the ins and outs of managing your district’s roster, before and after elections and all year long. This webinar will explore accessing your roster, adding board members, concluding terms, and making changes to names, positions, and other fields. Also discussed will be best practices and timelines.
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  • 6
    Apr 2023
    Apr 6, 2023

    IASB Welcomes You to the Board! 04/06/2023

    As you begin your journey as a new school board member, join IASB for this livestream to get you started. Learn about IASB’s Roadmap to Success, developed to guide your first year with information on the New Board Member Training Bundle, Waypoint Webinars for new members, learning opportunities from your Association, and much more. No registration is required. Just go to www.iasb.com/livestream/ .
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  • 11
    Apr 2023
    Apr 11, 2023

    PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 111: Putting Changes Into Practice 04/11/2023

    PRESS Issue 111 has arrived! Join the PRESS Editors on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, for a webinar to review new and updated material in response to the Faith’s Law trailer legislation that goes into effect on July 1, 2023; Accelerated Program Placement guidance; library book challenges; and miscellaneous and five-year review updates.
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Annual School Calendar

The 2022-2023 Annual School Calendar is published by IASB to assist school districts with preparing their local school calendars. Dates included in the calendar comply with all statutory deadlines contained in the Election Code, School Code, and selected acts of the General Assembly.

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January/February 2023 Journal CoverMarch/April Journal Features Sustainable Environments

The March/April issue of the Illinois School Board Journal goes green, featuring sustainable environmental design presented by IASB Service Associates.

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