IASB’s Office of the General Counsel is divided into two distinct categories: legal services and policy services. Both work hand-in-hand to collectively provide the best policy and school law resources for Illinois school board members.
The Office of General Counsel advises the Association and represents IASB in legal matters, drafts sample policies for the Policy Reference Educational Subscription Service (PRESS), and contributes to many IASB programs and publications. Although it does not provide legal advice as what a school board should or should not do, this office can provide legal information and legal resources to IASB members.
A variety of fee-based services are offered to enhance the ability of a school board to function effectively. Among them are policy manual customization, administration procedures project, PRESS, PRESS Plus, School Board Policies Online, and BoardBook.