IASB Briefs

  • Date Posted
    June 1, 2021
  • Category
Conference Registration Opens June 8
The Illinois Association of School Boards is planning for an in-person Joint Annual Conference this November in Chicago.  Registration and housing will open on Tuesday, June 8. Check the Joint Annual Conference webpage for updates and further notifications, or follow along on social media, using #ILjac21.
Hall Named to New Role with IASB
Nakia Hall, Ed.D., has been selected for the position of Associate Executive Director for Field and Equity Services and moved into this new role on June 1. Hall has been a Field Services Director for IASB and chairs the Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. Prior to joining IASB in 2019, Hall was a 10-year member of the Crete-Monee CUSD 201U school board.
June 23 is Resolutions Deadline for 2021
The deadline to submit resolutions is June 23 for IASB member boards of education for consideration by the 2021 IASB Delegate Assembly. Resolution forms and accompanying information was emailed to Association member districts in April and a fillable submission form is available online. The IASB Resolutions Committee, consisting of one elected member from each of the 21 Association divisions, will meet in early August to review and recommend proposed resolutions. The process determines the direction of the Association’s advocacy efforts and legislative priorities. Learn more about the IASB Delegate Assembly and the resolutions process in this FAQ.
Finance and Election Charts Updated
IASB tracks election results from referenda throughout the state every election cycle and maintains a database of school finance referenda for bond issues (building and working cash bonds), school tax rate propositions, and county school facilities sales tax outcomes. The charts tracking historical data have been updated to include the results from the April 6, 2021 consolidated election.
Summer Schedule
The Illinois Association of School Boards offices in Springfield and Lombard will be closed Friday, June 18 in observation of the Junteenth holiday, which celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. IASB offices will also be closed on four days in July as IASB observes its summer schedule. This downtime begins on July 2 and 5 in observance of Independence Day, and recurs on July 9 and 16.