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  • Federal Legislative Report 117-04
    Legislative

    Federal Legislative Report 117-04

    Education news from the federal government. 
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  • WELL Summit Supports Women in Educational Leadership
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    WELL Summit Supports Women in Educational Leadership

    The May 6 summit for educationn leaders is a partnership among 17 statewide organizations.
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  • Bateman Joins IASB to Lead Governmental Relations
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    Bateman Joins IASB to Lead Governmental Relations

    Shelly Bateman will lead the GR team in developing, implementing, and advancing IASB government affairs and public policy agenda.
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  • Map Your Journey: Welcome to the Board Livestream
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    Map Your Journey: Welcome to the Board Livestream

    New board members are invited to join IASB for a series of livestream conversations.
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Upcoming Events

  • 15
    Apr 2021
    Apr 15, 2021

    All About YOU: Finding Your WHY and Making an IMPACT 04/15/2021

    Join IASB and Courtney Orzel, former Illinois school district superintendent and currently the Associate Director/Professional Development at IASA, presenting an informative, inspirational, and energizing session focused on the impact Administrative Professionals have on organizations. "Find your WHY and leave with practical, tactical ways to energize your work and your life."
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  • 15
    Apr 2021
    Apr 15, 2021

    IASB Welcomes You to the Board! 04/15/2021

    As you begin your journey as a new school board member, join us for a series of livestream conversations. 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, and learning opportunities from IASB. No registration is required. Just go to www.iasb.com/livestream/. Starts at 6:30 pm.
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  • 16
    Apr 2021
    Apr 16, 2021

    IASB Welcomes You to the Board! 04/16/2021

    As you begin your journey as a new school board member, join us for a series of livestream conversations. 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, and learning opportunities from IASB. No registration is required. Just go to www.iasb.com/livestream/. Starts at noon.
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New Board Member Resources

A number of resources to help newly seated school board members carry out their duties and develop their leadership skills are available. IASB’s new board member Roadmap to Success offers state required trainings, a series of webinars specifically for new board members, and additional tools to assist board members with gaining the knowledge and skills to become an effective school leader.

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Journal Offers the New, Next Normal in Facilities

The latest Illinois School Board Journal highlights the adaptations that school districts are making to keep students, staff, and communities safe. Discover the next, new normal for school facilities and the importance of long-term planning.

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