Illinois Vision 2030 Offers Long-Term Support for Public Education Priorities

  • Date Posted
    December 6, 2023
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A new Vision 2030 initiative is aimed at enhancing public education in Illinois in the long term. IASB is collaborating with school districts and educational organizations to discuss education policy and issues that will shape future advocacy endeavors.

Vision 2030’s effectiveness will lie in its ability to foster collaboration and unity among educational organizations throughout Illinois, all working towards crafting a unified vision for the state's educational future. The initiative is led by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and includes in addition to IASB, representatives from the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), the Illinois Principals Association (IPA), the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS), and other partners.

The launch of Illinois Vision 2030 includes a survey based on four identified priority areas – student success, accountability, educator excellence, and finance and funding – that will guide the work of Vision 2030. School board members will find a link to the survey in an email sent in late November. The survey will close on December 22. If you did not receive the email, check your spam folder or email Alie Wagner of IASB Governmental Relations. The survey will close on December 22.

Illinois Vision 2030 is facilitated by ECRA Group, Inc. ECRA is tasked with gathering, evaluating, and sharing the survey results with the Vision 2030 Workgroup, which will integrate the data into the development of a shared vision that serves as the foundation for a new advocacy framework for public education in Illinois. The Vision 2030 Workgroup met in October 2023 and will meet again in January 2024.

From 2013 to 2020, Illinois Vision 20/20 united the education community behind a long-range plan to improve school funding, teacher recruitment, 21st-century learning, and accountability. The organization’s goal is to build upon the great success of Illinois Vision 20/20 moving forward into Vision 2030.