Selected text from the May/June 2020 Illinois School Board Journal is available below. The complete digital edition is available here. 

Cover Stories

Feature Articles

  • Together, Apart: Districts Share Stories of Response and Support

    Collected by Theresa Kelly Gegen
    With school buildings closed but learning continuing, Illinois school districts are rising to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic — a worldwide emergency with enormous local implications. As of this writing, we don’t know when Illinois public school students will be back in their classrooms. Here are some vignettes from school districts, a few of the millions of ways education leaders in Illinois — together apart — are supporting each other and their communities through these challenging times.
  • Sunshine Laws and Social Distancing 

    By Theresa Kelly Gegen

    When Illinois’ stay-at-home directives were published in mid-March, they included an overabundance of concerns and challenges for Illinois school boards, one of which was how to run a meeting.

  • Executive Searches: Still Looking Ahead

    By Theresa Kelly Gegen
    The work of matching school districts with the best candidates for open or pending superintendent positions continues during coronavirus pandemic.

Regular Features