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"Leading by Learning" is the theme for the 2017 Joint Annual Conference, to be held Nov. 17-19 in Chicago. Information will be posted as events, forms, and other Conference activities are finalized. Continue to check HERE for the latest updates, or follow the news on the Illinois School Board News Blog, and on IASB's Twitter feed and Facebook page by using the Conference hashtag, #ILjac17.
Information about the April 4, 2017, school board elections is available here. This site includes a brochure, Resources for Candidates and Board Members , containing links, publications, training, and videos available from IASB to help those who are running for office. This page also contains links to the state board of elections , its election calendar and candidates’ guide , historic data on board member turnover and finance elections , referendum FAQs , and mandatory training requirements.
In 2017, the future of school funding reform is a key issue in Illinois government, among stakeholders, and in the March/April 2017 issue of The Illinois School Board Journal. IASB Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm comments in "Funding reform won't work without funding." Also in this issue, "It's all relative" revisits a long-running series on public school administrator salaries, written again this year by Lora Wolff and Dean Halverson from Western Illinois University.
Compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times, Alliance Legislative Reports summarize major legislative activities and bills of interest to school leaders. Read the latest ALR here (3/24/17).

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