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  • Federal Legislative Report 116-17
    07/13/2020

    Federal Legislative Report 116-17

    Federal Legislative Report 116-17 includes an update on CARES Act Funding for private schools, new unemployment insurance legislation, and White House comments on schools reopening in the fall.
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  • 07/13/2020

    Webinar Archive Now Available: IDES Offers Clarity to New COVID-Related Unemployment Law

    IASB is working with IDES to clarify unemployment insurance charges to school districts, as employers, given reimbursements for COVID-19 adopted at both the state and federal levels.
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  • IASB In-District Services Now Available In-Person upon Meeting Health, Safety Requirements
    07/08/2020

    IASB In-District Services Now Available In-Person upon Meeting Health, Safety Requirements

    <p>With all regions of the state in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, IASB staff will begin to provide in-person services to member districts, upon request.</p>
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  • Webinar, Guidelines Address PRESS Policy Updates
    07/07/2020

    Webinar, Guidelines Address PRESS Policy Updates

    A July 9 webinar will offer insights into IASB Policy Services&rsquo; Policy Reference Manual updates from the June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104. A recorded version will be available within 48 hours of the live event.
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  • Journal Takes Readers Under the SEL Umbrella
    07/01/2020

    Journal Takes Readers Under the SEL Umbrella

    The Summer 2020 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal features social and emotional learning and the expectations of boards of education.
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  • Federal Legislative Report 116-16
    06/30/2020

    Federal Legislative Report 116-16

    The latest federal report from IASB includes a CARES Act update, IDEA guidance, and grant opportunities.
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  • Governor’s New Executive Order Addresses the Open Meetings Act and In-Person Instruction
    06/29/2020

    Governor’s New Executive Order Addresses the Open Meetings Act and In-Person Instruction

    Governor Pritzker has renewed the statewide disaster declaration and issued an Executive Order to address in-person attendance at public meetings and in-person instruction in K-12 schools.
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  • Video: A Discussion on the School Reopening Plan
    06/26/2020

    Video: A Discussion on the School Reopening Plan

    IASB Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm offers his thoughts on the plan to reopen schools, addresses possible challenges, and paints a picture for what schools could expect in a post-quarantine school year.
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  • IASB Board of Directors Discusses Challenges Ahead for Schools, Approves Budget
    06/25/2020

    IASB Board of Directors Discusses Challenges Ahead for Schools, Approves Budget

    The IASB Board of Directors met for its quarterly meeting to discuss the next fiscal year budget and challenges facing schools regarding the safety and well-being of students.
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  • Plans for Reopening Schools Announced
    06/23/2020

    Plans for Reopening Schools Announced

    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released joint guidance to address the start of the 2020-21 school year and return to in-person instruction.
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