First Year Celebration

School board members elected and appointed in 2023, congratulations on your first year of service!


Learning at Your Convenience

Learn about board work and stay current on education topics with the online learning collection.


Board Presidents' Academy

Registration is open for a one-day Academy offering targeted training for current and aspiring school board presidents.


  • Scholarships Available for School Board Members to Attend Conference

    Scholarships Available for School Board Members to Attend Conference

    The IASB Board of Directors has developed a new Joint Annual Conference Scholarship Program.
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  • IASB Equity Education Updates

    IASB Equity Education Updates

    Webinars, resources, and the Equity Immersion. 
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  • School Discipline Reform Course Updated for 2024

    School Discipline Reform Course Updated for 2024

    Course topics include SB 100, and changes to suspension and expulsion procedures and additional SB 100 mandates.
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  • COSSBA Update for April

    COSSBA Update for April

    New UBA webinar series starts April 17; Registration opens for Advocacy Conference.
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Upcoming Events

  • 24
    Apr 2024
    Apr 24, 2024

    Advocacy Ambassador Mid-Month Mini 04/24/2024

    IASB Advocacy Ambassadors are invited to attend the Mid-Month Mini.
  • 30
    Apr 2024
    Apr 30, 2024

    Equity Starts at the Top 04/30/2024

    Learn how Illinois school boards are driving their visions of equity and inclusion, and how they navigate challenges and still celebrate progress. IASB will share how the Association is prepared to assist members with workshops, webinars, and resources no matter where you are on your Equity Journey.
  • 23
    May 2024
    May 23, 2024

    JAC 2024: A Guide to Registration 05/23/2024

    Do you have questions regarding the Joint Annual Conference registration process? Let our team be your guide while sharing best practices to ensure a smooth registration. Whether you are an experienced roster manager or a first-timer, this webinar will equip you with knowledge and confidence for the June 3 opening day of registration, and beyond.
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Advocacy for School Board Members

As key participants in our educational system, board members serve as an essential local resource on educational issues. Involvement by school board members in both the state and national legislative process is imperative to shaping sound education policy.

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IASB Presents the Advocacy Issue

Hear from Illinois legislators and learn what IASB offers to further members’ advocacy efforts.

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    Years of Service
    IASB is here to assist boards of education with training, policy, resources, and programing all supporting quality public education.
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    Member Districts
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  • 5,900+
    Elected Officials
    School board members volunteer their time to ensure growth and progress not only for students, but for entire communities.
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    IASB field services directors serve as a direct link between the school boards and Association services.
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    Newly-Elected Board Members
    IASB provides training and resources on the roles and responsibilities of the board and board members.