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Legislative Issues

As the "voice of school boards," IASB represents the locally elected officials of education in pursuing adequate and equitable school funding and other beliefs established by the membership.

Stay up-to-date on education-related legislation

Digest of Bills Passed and New School Laws summarize bills sent to the governor (each July) and bills signed into law (each January).

The Legislative Session Overview includes an annual summary of IASB’s legislative objectives, position statements that were addressed, and session results. Highlights of bills that were approved, defeated, or amended, and how the proposals impact Illinois public education are featured.

Legislative Reports are compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times. Additional information concerning legislative issues is regularly featured in Association news posts, video updates, and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).

Helpful Resources

School Consolidation — Decisions about school consolidation must be made locally, because the consequences of merging districts are far-reaching for the affected students and the entire community.

Illinois Government, Legislation, and Administrative Rules