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No one cares more about the safety and security of students within the school building than the school board members, teachers, and administrators that are charged with their wellbeing every day. Here are resources to help school leaders be proactive in improving your security measures and reassuring your community that proper safety protocols are in place.
Compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times, Alliance Legislative Reports summarize major legislative activities and bills of interest to school leaders. Read the latest ALR here (4/13/17).
This issue of The Illinois School Board Journal asks, "What is equity?" and "Why should we talk about it now?" We identify equity work and explain the need for a social justice framework for districts' equity efforts. The Journal offers how and why board members must get "on board" with the implementation of those efforts. This issue also profiles Reverend Courtney Carson of Decatur, who now serves on the board in the same district that once expelled him.
"Leadership: Sharing the Vision" is the theme for the 2018 Joint Annual Conference, to be held Nov. 16-18 in Chicago. Information will be posted as events, forms, and other Conference activities are finalized. Continue to check HERE for the latest updates, or follow the news on the Illinois School Board News Blog, and on IASB's Twitter feed and Facebook page by using the Conference hashtag, #ILjac18.

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