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Virtual Summit 2020
Virtual Summit recordings available to registrants through December 20
Reminder: December 7 deadline approaches for placing referenda on February 2021 ballotDecember 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.Read more
Fenton school board president receives award for outstanding leadershipThe Illinois State Board of Education presented the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award to Paul Wedemann, school board president at Fenton CHSD 100.Read more
Statewide Tier 3 Mitigation Measures May Impact In-Person Board MeetingsA board should locally determine, with counsel, a decision on in-person meetings in certain conditions and with safety precautions.Read more
Virtual Summit Recordings Available through December 20Registrants to the Virtual Summit can re-view the keynotes and presentations.Read more
3Dec 2020Dec 3, 2020
PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 106: Housekeeping Before the Legislature Decides to Reconvene 12/03/2020Join 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.Details
8Dec 2020Dec 8, 2020
How to Navigate Running for School Board, Part 2: Filing Petitions & Public Policy Questions 12/08/2020Join 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.Details
10Dec 2020Dec 10, 2020
Leave Me Alone? Combating Employee Abuse of Leave Benefits 12/10/2020Considering 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.Details
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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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