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Resources for Parents & Public

The Illinois Association of School Boards is where school board members can go to learn how to make the most effective, efficient use of school resources and how to protect those resources against waste and abuse.

Below are some resources about public school governance that may be of interest to many other members of the community in addition to the school board.

Resources about school boards and school board service:

Other resources:

  • Useful links – Resources for school district governance, Illinois school leadership, national school leadership, state and federal government, online and print periodicals, and other education-related associations.
  • Educational Acronyms – This list provides a guide for Illinois school board members, administrators, and the IASB staff for acronyms currently in use.
  • IASB Online Bookstore – Another resource for those who want to know more about the work of school boards.

Copyright notice: All publications are copyrighted © by the Illinois Association of School Boards. IASB hereby grants to school districts and other users the right to download, print, and reproduce these publications provided that (a) the Illinois Association of School Boards is noted as publisher and copyright holder of the materials, and (b) reproduced materials are disseminated without charge and not used for any commercial purpose.

Support Leadership Training

Businesses, law firms, and individuals may support leadership training for school board members by making tax deductible, charitable contributions to the Illinois Association of School Boards. These contributions, no matter their size, allow IASB to provide additional training opportunities and resources for local school board members.

IASB is organized exclusively for tax exempt purposes. Its status as a charitable corporation allows donors to receive a tax deduction for their contributions. Please contact IASB if you, your business or law firm wish to make a tax deductible, charitable contribution. Depending upon IASB needs at the time of your contribution, the donation will be used for such purposes as workshops, speakers, receptions, scholarships, dinners, research, publications and/or special projects. Your support will be recognized in printed materials, display signs, donor representation at events, public announcements and introductions from the podium, or printed acknowledgment in publications.


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