A Roadmap to Success

Training and additional opportunities for new board members to learn and grow


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Schedule a Starting Right in-district workshop to build quality communication and relationships.


Leading News

Your leading education news from around the state


  • Conference Registration Opens June 5

    Conference Registration Opens June 5

    The 2023 Joint Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, November 17-19.
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  • IASB Legislative Report 103-21

    IASB Legislative Report 103-21

    Illinois General Assembly adjourns Spring Session.
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  • IASB President and Vice President Nomination Forms Available 

    IASB President and Vice President Nomination Forms Available 

    Nominations must be received by August 4.
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  • Trauma-Responsive Practices Course Available for New and Veteran Board Members

    Trauma-Responsive Practices Course Available for New and Veteran Board Members

    The course is available as a standalone course for veteran board members or as part of the New Board Member Training Bundle.
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Upcoming Events

  • 7
    Jun 2023
    Jun 7, 2023

    Central Illinois Valley Division Governing Meeting 06/07/2023

    Election and Division Events Planning. Join your fellow division members in electing your division officers. We will also plan upcoming division meeting programs by discussing topics that are important to you and your board.
  • 7
    Jun 2023
    Jun 7, 2023

    South Cook Division Governing Board Meeting 06/07/2023

    Time: 5:30 PM Fee: $23 Dinner and meeting will be held at South Suburban College located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473 in the Preforming Arts Center Lobby and Atrium.
  • 8
    Jun 2023
    Jun 8, 2023

    Corn Belt Division Governing Meeting 06/08/2023

    Every two years, after the April school board elections, we reorganize the Division by electing division officers. We have the Resolutions Chair position open. If you would like to be more involved in your division, consider being part of the division leadership team. Contact Reatha Owen for more information.
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Legislative Updates

Stay informed of important education-related issues being discussed at the state and national levels using IASB legislative resources. Follow along with state and federal legislative updates, and join school board advocacy efforts by utilizing IASB Call-To-Actions when bills impacting public education are up for a vote. 

Legislative Resources

May/June 2023 Journal CoverMay/June Journal Welcomes New Board Members

The May/June issue of the Journal welcomes new school board members and offers information the Evidence-Based Funding formula and expert commentary on policy work, advocacy in action, and more.

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