Fall Division Meetings offer an array of topics

  • Date Posted
    September 18, 2019
Topics have been announced for IASB’s Fall Division Meetings. All scheduled for October this season, they begin with four October 1 events, including Starved Rock Division’s visit with State Superintendent of Schools Carmen I. Ayala, Ph.D. discussing “Today’s Opportunities to Lead with Equity.”

The North Cook Division will also feature the topic of educational equity, with “Equity: An Educational Imperative” presented by Bea Young and Susan O’Halloran on October 16.

The ever-present Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) model makes a featured appearance in several topical sessions, including October 1 in the Southwestern and Three Rivers divisions, and October 3 in the Abe Lincoln Division. Later in the month, EBF returns in the presentation “Moving Illinois toward Fiscal Sustainability” by CTBA’s Ralph Martire at the Lake and DuPage meetings.

Other topics include cyberbullying, data, collective bargaining, social-emotional learning, and career education.

Division Meetings offer networking opportunities and updates from Association staff, division directors, and division chairpersons. Meetings also offer keynote or breakout sessions on a variety of important education topics for school leaders.

All 21 divisions will host meetings. Each offers peer recognition and networking opportunities. Most school board members attend the meeting within their home division, but all are encouraged to attend a meeting outside their division if a different date, site, or topic is better suited to their calendar, location, or interests.

See below for the list of divisions, dates, locations, and topics. Online registration is required and can be completed through the MyAccount button above. Attendance at Division Meetings earns participants five points in IASB’s Master Board Member Program.


Division Meeting Programming




Evidence Based Funding and Its Impact on Your District

October 1


Dupo CUSD 196

State Superintendent Dr. Carmen I. Ayala: Today’s Opportunities to Lead with Equity

October 1

Starved Rock

Waltham CCSD 185, Utica (No Dinner/No Cost)

A Model of Shared Leadership: Teacher Leadership Program

October 1

Wabash Valley

Jasper Co. CUSD 1, Newton

Be the Change: Rethinking How We Do School in an ESSA and EBFM Environment & Member Recognition

October 1

Three Rivers

Prairie Bluff Golf Club, Lockport

From Distress to Success: Policies and Practices to Strengthen Student Well-Being

October 2

Central Ill. Valley

Caterpillar Visitors Center, Peoria

Aligning Social Emotional Learning to Board Priorities

October 3


Mattoon CUSD 2

Evidence Based Funding and Its Impact on Your District

October 3

Abe Lincoln

New Berlin CUSD 16

“Why Can’t We Be Friends?”— Conducting a District’s Business in a Turbulent Society

October 8


Harrisburg CUSD 3

“Why Can’t We Be Friends?”— Conducting a District’s Business in a Turbulent Society

October 10


DuQuoin CUSD 300

Disturbing the Peace: Handling Community Dissent in Public Schools

October 10

Corn Belt

Indian Creek Country Club, Fairbury

Equity: An Educational Imperative

October 16

North Cook

Caf├ę la Cave, Des Plaines

Innovation and Inquiry Experiences in 21st-Century Classrooms

October 22


Bunker Hill CUSD 8

What Can You Do With the Information You Have Been Given? & New Board Member Roundtable

October 22


Knoxville CUSD 202

The Threat Cyberbullying Poses to School Safety & Member Recognition

October 22

West Cook

Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park

Contract Negotiations: Trends, Tips, and Tricks Following Janus & Where Does the Money Come From and Then What Do We Do With It?

October 24


United THSD 30, East Moline

The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today

October 24


Sycamore CUSD 427

Ask the Experts

October 24

Two Rivers

Beardstown CUSD 15

Effective Safety & Security Practices

October 29

South Cook

DoubleTree, Chicago-Alsip

Moving Illinois Toward Fiscal Sustainability

October 29


DoubleTree by Hilton, Libertyville-Mundelein

Moving Illinois Toward Fiscal Sustainability

October 30


The Carlisle, Lombard

From PWR Act to Action: Two Districts’ Stories

October 30


Winnebago CUSD 323