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News

  • May ISBE Updates
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    May ISBE Updates

    Read the news from the state board on EBF corrections, guidance on isolated time out and physical restraint, and data collection.
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  • New Edition of Popular Legal Reference Offers Updated Q&A 
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    New Edition of Popular Legal Reference Offers Updated Q&A 

    The updated 17th edition of Illinois School Law Survey is now available.
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  • News

    IASB Sponsored Program Merger Creates Illinois’ Largest School Energy Management Group  

    The initiative will help school districts reduce energy spending and invest in renewable energy.
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  • VIDEO Why Attend: JAC Registration Opens June 6
    Conference

    VIDEO Why Attend: JAC Registration Opens June 6

    The Conference will take place in Chicago, November 18-20.
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Upcoming Events

  • 26
    May 2022
    May 26, 2022

    Abe Lincoln Division Governing Meeting 05/26/2022

    Join your fellow division members for a time of networking and planning upcoming division events.
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  • 27
    May 2022
    May 27, 2022

    IASB Advocacy Friday 05/27/2022

    The new IASB Advocacy Fridays are designed to help school board members strengthen legislative work to support school district success by providing access to special briefings and exclusive information presented by IASB Governmental Relations staff and guest speakers. Join us on the last Friday of each month for timely and practical advocacy strategies via webinar.
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Updated Position and Belief Statements

Updated IASB Position Statements and Belief Statements have been revised to reflect the priorities adopted by the 2021 Delegate Assembly in November. Of the new Position Statements added, two relate to educational programs, two regard public education funding, two touch on board and employee relations, one seeks to expand internet access, and one relates to school board elections. 

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September/October 2021 Journal CoverMay/June Journal Features Extracurriculars

The May/June issue of the Illinois School Board Journal highlights extracurriculars and their impacts on students, schools, and communities.

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