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September/October 2013

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Here is a Table of Contents for the September/October 2013 issue of Illinois School Board Journal. Highlighted articles are available here in full-text form. For other articles get in touch with:

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  • Implementing PERA? Get started now!
    by Joseph J. Matula
    Although the 2016 deadline for most school districts to implement the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) seems far away, districts would be wise to start now.


  • How a bill really becomes a law
    by Ben Schwarm
    For the vast majority of bills that are introduced to the Illinois General Assembly, the usual course is followed. But, oh, the shenanigans that can happen on the way.
  • Turf and track require research, planning and maintenance
    by Jameson Sheley
    The selection of a new track or field and its installation can be fraught with missteps. Not all products are created equal, which is why proper planning, installation and maintenance is essential for safety and value.



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