Information for school districts responding to health measures and planning for the reopening of school
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IASB In-District Services Now Available In-Person upon Meeting Health, Safety Requirements
With all regions of the state in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, IASB staff will begin to provide in-person services to member districts, upon request.
Webinar, Guidelines Address PRESS Policy UpdatesA July 9 webinar will offer insights into IASB Policy Services’ Policy Reference Manual updates from the June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104. A recorded version will be available within 48 hours of the live event.Read more
Journal Takes Readers Under the SEL UmbrellaThe Summer 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal features social and emotional learning and the expectations of boards of education.Read more
Governor’s New Executive Order Addresses the Open Meetings Act and In-Person InstructionGovernor Pritzker has renewed the statewide disaster declaration and issued an Executive Order to address in-person attendance at public meetings and in-person instruction in K-12 schools.Read more
9Jul 2020Jul 9, 2020
Webinar/PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104: The Spring 2020 Triple Whammy! on 7/9/2020 at NoonMarch came in like a lion with the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were no lambs in sight this spring, creating a triple whammy of Policy Reference Manual updates in June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104. Join the PRESS Editors for a review of the highlights of this latest issue.Details
23Jul 2020Jul 23, 2020
14 Ways for School Boards to Improve School Mental Health 07/23/2020There is a mental health epidemic facing schools across the nation. Comprehensive school mental health systems build the foundations for schools to be able to create thriving environments and develop sustainable supports. Learn how a school board can be a vital partner.Details
New Guidance for Districts on Reopening SchoolsDuring 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.
New School Law Books Available
New editions of go-to school law books for district officials are available. The 2020-2021 Illinois School Code Service includes this year’s School Code and other statutes relevant to public schools, as well as next year’s 2021 Supplement. The Sixteenth Edition of the Illinois School Law Survey contains answers to 1,600 questions, highlighting changes in state and federal laws and impacts of new court decisions and administrative rules.
Journal Examines SEL, Addresses Return to School
The Summer 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal peeks at the 2020 Member Survey. The issue features social and emotional learning and the expectations of boards of education.
Lighting the Way to Excellence in School Governance
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