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2021 Joint Annual Conference
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Latest EO Indicates Change on In-Person Meeting RequirementsThe latest updates do not extend certain OMA findings.Read more
Video: IASB Governmental Relations Staff Discuss Digest of BillsIASB Governmental Relations Directors look at spring session bills passed.Read more
ISBE Update July 2021Boards of education have a number of upcoming deadlines for info submitted to ISBE.Read more
SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Testing AvailableSHIELD Illinois COVID-19 testing is now available to all Illinois school districts, free of charge.Read more
29Jul 2021Jul 29, 2021
Youth Suicide in Illinois: Data, Strategy, and Action for Prevention 07/29/2021Focusing on school systems in Illinois, join Northwestern University Professor Maryann Mason, Ph.D., and a panel of advocates for a discussion of youth suicide and how schools can work to prevent it.Details
5Aug 2021Aug 5, 2021
ICSA Guiding Schools Through the Racial Equity Backlash 08/05/2021FOR ICSA MEMBERS ONLY. Join members of the ICSA EDI Committee as they discuss how you can help your clients through racial equity backlash. (1 CLE pending approval).Details
9Aug 2021Aug 9, 2021
Approaching Advocacy 08/09/2021Hear from members of the Governmental Relations staff of IASB on how together we can advocate for quality public education and excellence in local school board governance.Details
Digest of Bills
Find descriptions and the status of bills passed during this year’s spring legislative session in the 2021 edition of the Digest of Bills Passed. The Digest categorizes legislation by topic and bill number, each containing a brief summary of the proposal. The 2021 Digest highlights 112 bills approved by the General Assembly, with some measures already signed into law by the governor.View Digest of Bills Passed
Return to School: Resetting for the New Year
IASB has compiled a list of discussion items, questions, and board activities to guide the strategic thinking and processes for boards to learn, prioritize, monitor, and evaluate plans for returning to school in the fall. The document is intended to provide a framework for board discussions around articulating a clear vision and purpose for their district, connecting with the community on priority issues, monitoring progress toward goals, and maintaining productive relationships with their administration and staff. In a video interview, IASB Executive Director Thomas Bertrand talks about key considerations for school boards. Download the guidance document or view the video using the buttons below.
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Journal Examines Loss, Opportunity
The latest Illinois School Board Journal, dated July/August 2021, offers school district takeaways and the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on learning loss and learning opportunity.
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