New Board Member Essentials Deal Available Through July 31

  • Date Posted
    June 30, 2023
  • Category
    New Board Members

Time is running out to purchase essential titles for the new school board member at a discounted price. For a limited time, IASB is offering special pricing on a New Board Member Book Package that contains three top-selling titles: 

  • Coming to Order by the staff of IASB explains how to plan and conduct meetings that meet the needs of the individual school board and takes the board meeting beyond compliance with legal requirements to meetings that serve the interests of both the school and community. The newly released 3rd edition includes information on electronic communication, public participation at board meetings, and orienting new members. 

  • Illinois School Law Survey by the late Brian A. Braun is a convenient guide for answering school legal questions. The Survey presents answers to more than 1,600 questions in 27 chapters, along with a list of statutes, rules, and court cases on which the answer is based. A digital version is included with the purchase of the print book. 

  • Essentials of Illinois School Finance by James B. Fritts is an effective reference for anyone who needs to understand school finance. From the peculiarities of property taxes and state funding to the formulas for projecting enrollments and staff budgets, this book covers just about everything and is considered the school finance primer for newly elected school board members. 

This three-book package is available to purchase for IASB members from the Online Bookstore at the discounted price of $75 for all three books (otherwise $105 member pricing if purchased separately). Shipping charges will also apply. This limited-time offer is available through the end of July 2023 while supplies last. 

School board members and district staff can call the IASB office during normal business hours for assistance with ordering online or to order by phone.