COSSBA News for June 2024

  • Date Posted
    June 30, 2024
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COSSBA Presents Title IX Webinar on July 9
Join officials from the U.S. Department of Education and school legal experts from Bose McKinney and Evans, LLP, for a webinar explaining the newly released Title IX Regulations and what their implementation and enforcement will mean for public school districts. Understanding the New Title IX Regulations is scheduled for July 9 at noon (Central Time).

Federal Advocacy Conference
Registration remains open for the Consortium of State School Boards Association (COSSBA) Federal Advocacy Conference, September 8-10, 2024, in Washington D.C. COSSBA and IASB will be working with attendees to set up meeting opportunities with federal education policymakers and Illinois Congressional officials.

Illinois school board members are invited to attend and encouraged to share their voices at the national level. The event includes a Monday evening reception and a full Tuesday of panel sessions and training in preparation for Lobby Day on Wednesday, September 10. The early registration rate is $625 until July 15 and $675 thereafter.

You can find more information on the Federal Advocacy Conference at the COSSBA website. If you have questions about participating in the Illinois delegation, please contact the IASB Governmental Relations Department.

COSSBA Leadership Summit
IASB leadership attendeRepresenting IASB (left to right): Associate Executive Director Jeremy Duffy; President Mark Harms; Executive Director Kimberly Small; Immediate Past President Simon Kampwerth Jr; and Vice President Tracie Sayre.d the COSSBA Leadership Summit in Missoula, Montana, June 20-22. The focus was leadership of state school board associations and networking with other state school board association leaders. Topics for learning included Board of Directors/Executive Director relationships, strategic planning, and state associations sharing their successes.

Representing IASB were Kimberly Small, Executive Director; Jeremy Duffy, Deputy Executive Director; Mark Harms, President; Simon Kampwerth Jr, Immediate Past President; and Tracie Sayre, Vice President.

Urban Boards Alliance Webinars
The next installment in the Urban Boards Alliance webinar series will take place on August 21. Social Economics and Its Impact on Students Academically will offer insights on “Understanding the intricate relationship between socioeconomic status and student achievement is imperative for policymakers and stakeholders.”

The next webinar has been added for October. Meeting the Academic Needs of Your Homeless Students will take place October 16.

Past UBA webinars, including Strategies for Addressing Equity in Your District from April 2024, are available for on-demand viewing via the COSSBA website. The Urban Board Alliance (UBA) is a vibrant arm of the Consortium of State School Boards Associations, dedicated to nurturing the development and success of school boards across the country.

COSSBA, the Consortium of State School Boards Associations, 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. Illinois is a founding member of COSSBA. The vision statement of COSSBA is “Cultivating unwavering trust and confidence in public school governance, ensuring a brighter future and unbridled success for every student.”