Educational Equity: Mission/Vision
IASB’s Educational Equity work supports the Association’s mission and vision.
The vision of the Illinois Association of School Boards is excellence in local school board governance supporting quality public education.
The mission of the Illinois Association of School Boards is to Light the Way for its members by developing their competence and confidence through a robust toolkit designed to build excellence in local school board governance, including
- Premier training experiences;
- Networking opportunities for mutual support;
- Valuable benefits, pooled services, information, and expertise;
- Advocacy on behalf of public education; and
- A platform for a strong collective voice on common interests and concern
IASB’s Definition of Educational Equity
Educational equity means that every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income.
-- Adapted from the Council of Chief State School Officers
and Kedda Williams/Opportunity Institute
The purpose of IASB’s Educational Equity Work
School board members are responsible for the “equitable and quality education of every student in the school district” and must act accordingly in their collective work as a board of education to foster excellence for every student.
The Illinois Association of School Boards recognizes that everyone benefits when all students have access to the educational resources and rigor they need, in all times and circumstances.
In light of its mission and vision, IASB undertakes equity work to provide its members with resources to develop their competence and confidence in support of educational equity.
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