The Illinois Association of School Boards
There are many options and materials available to learn how to become an effective school board member.
Until recently, there were no training requirements for the position; however, Illinois state law was changed in 2011 to require specific training for all elected or appointed school board members.
These requirements do not limit what a school board member can learn; in fact, board members are encouraged to develop an ongoing professional development plan so that they can continue to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to their school board service.
IASB has designed its training programs to accommodate individual interests, while making sure that all board members can access these resources in a variety of settings.
Board training activities are held throughout the year. Many workshops are held at regional sites; some can be taken online; and still others are offered at the annual conference.
Training can also be customized to the unique needs of a local board and district. Along with other specialized training and services, such as board self-evaluations and board governance reviews, these customized workshops can be held in a local district for maximum convenience and participation.
Information about IASB board training programs and services is mailed directly to board members and member school districts. Announcements are also made online and sent to member’s email address.
Click on these links to access IASB board training resources: