School Board Elections

Get equipped with key dates, qualifications, and helpful information to campaign for your local school board.


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IASB presents a day of leadership development, insights, and inspiration in a virtual format on November 20.


Online Learning

Stay current on policy and legal issues and upgrade your knowledge of current education topics


  • Federal Legislative Report 116-20

    Federal Legislative Report 116-20

    The latest Federal Legislative Report covers the FY21 appropriations discussion and more.
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  • 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available; Info Webinar on September 28

    2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report Now Available; Info Webinar on September 28

    The 2020 IASB Resolutions Committee Report is available online and being mailed to district offices. And explainer webinar is scheduled for September 28.
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  • Topics Announced for Virtual Division Meetings

    Topics Announced for Virtual Division Meetings

    Fall Division Meetings, in a free-to-members virtual format, are underway.
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  • Save the Date: IASB Virtual Summit November 20

    Save the Date: IASB Virtual Summit November 20

    A virtual event for school board members and administrators from IASB Member Districts is scheduled for November 20.
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Upcoming Events

  • 28
    Sep 2020
    Sep 28, 2020

    Delegate Assembly Informational Webinar 09/28/2020

    The IASB Delegate Assembly is going virtual for 2020. IASB will offer an informational webinar on September 28 to explain the virtual format and preview this year’s Delegate Assembly.
  • 29
    Sep 2020
    Sep 29, 2020

    Starved Rock Division Virtual Meeting 09/29/2020

    Join us for The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow's Schools Today presented by Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D. and Nicholas Polyak, Ed.D. While the meeting begins at 6:45, the virtual doors will open at 6:30 to view this year's award recipients.
  • 29
    Sep 2020
    Sep 29, 2020

    Video Conferencing and Education: How Video Conferencing Can Enrich Education in Your Schools (Combined Divisions Event) 09/29/2020

    This combined Virtual Division Meeting is hosted by Patrick Allen and Reatha Owen for the following divisions: Abe Lincoln, Blackhawk, Central Illinois Valley, Corn Belt, Kaskaskia, Southwestern, Two Rivers, and Western. Brent McArdle of RoomReady presents with Superintendent Matthew Brue of PORTA CUSD 202 on how video conferencing can solve today’s educational challenges.
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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 Revisits Educational Equity

The September/October issue of the Illinois School Board Journal offers a series of articles that offer perspectives on educational equity, including an updated “Ten Ways School Boards Can Champion Racial Equity” which includes an extensive list of resources.

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