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  • IASB Legislative Report 101-27
    Legislative

    IASB Legislative Report 101-27

    Read about the mini-session just concluded and the opening of the 102nd General Assembly.
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  • Latest EO Effective through February 6
    COVID-19

    Latest EO Effective through February 6

    The status quo regarding the Open Meetings Act an in-person attendance continues, with the possibility late this week of regional moves to Tier 2.
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  • Federal Legislative Report 117-01
    Legislative

    Federal Legislative Report 117-01

    The IASB Federal Legislative Report covers the opening of the 117th Congress, the education implications of the stimulus package, and more.
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  • IASB Offers Two Virtual Webinars on Collective Bargaining
    News

    IASB Offers Two Virtual Webinars on Collective Bargaining

    Join discussions of timely collective bargaining topics: Trends in Collective Bargaining Parts One and Two.
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Upcoming Events

  • 21
    Jan 2021
    Jan 21, 2021

    Trends in Collective Bargaining: Part One 01/21/2021

    Join attorneys David Braun and Ellen Lueking from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. for a discussion of timely collective bargaining topics, including the bargaining process during COVID and beyond; bargaining substantive COVID-issues; evaluation bargaining and its effect this year; and interim bargaining proposals and responses.
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  • 28
    Jan 2021
    Jan 28, 2021

    Beyond the Campaign: Welcoming New Board Members 01/28/2021

    Will your school board have newly elected members this spring? Now is the time to plan to welcome new board members to the governing team and help them begin their journey as representatives of your community. Join Dean Langdon and Field Services Directors Patrick Allen and Nakia Hall to learn how you can help onboard new members to quickly and effectively govern together.
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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

IASB Journal Looks With Hope to 2021​

The Illinois School Board Journal looks back at the events that brought a new, virtual reality in 2020 and turns the calendar page to 2021.

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