IASB Named Founding Member of COSSBA

  • Date Posted
    April 15, 2022
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The Illinois Association of School Boards is one of 22 founding school boards associations that comprise the new Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA).  
IASB President Simon Kampwerth Jr. and Executive Director Tom Bertrand represented IASB at the founding meeting April 10-11 in North Carolina. Illinois was elected to serve as Chair of the COSSBA Transitional Steering Committee (governing board) until January 2023. 
COSSBA is a non-partisan, national alliance dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote, and strengthen state school boards associations as they serve their local school districts and board members. Membership and participation in COSSBA are voluntary and open to all state school boards associations. 
“As a founding member, our state association has been actively involved in the formation of this new organization,” said Bertrand. “Participation in the consortium will enhance IASB service to members at the federal level with advocacy support, information resources, and national networking opportunities.”  
The IASB Board of Directors approved the Association’s participation at its March 5 meeting.