Advocacy Core Values

The Core Values that guide IASB’s Advocacy Agenda were developed by the IASB Constitution and Resolution Review Committee and approved by the Board of Directors and Resolutions Committee Chairs. The Advocacy Core Values, legislative priorities, and position statements guide the IASB advocacy agenda in support of its membership and ensure a strong, collective voice on the highest priority issues and concerns.

Advocacy Core Values

IASB is committed to an advocacy program that

  • Supports locally elected, non-partisan, and volunteer school board members in providing excellence in local school board governance based upon the Association’s Foundational Principles of Effective Governance.

  • Supports and protects adequate and equitable funding necessary to provide all students with access to an excellent public education.

  • Promotes excellence in student achievement for all Illinois students and fair accountability for academic progress.

  • Advocates for legislation that supports the physical and emotional well-being of students and staff.

  • Supports a safe and secure learning environment for all; including, but not limited to one in which all are free from bullying, harassment, discrimination, and violence.

  • Supports the Association’s commitment to educational equity for every student.

  • Promotes non-partisan member engagement and provides the tools to enhance advocacy efforts.