Sunday, October 29, 2017

PRESS Plus service
switching to online delivery

Say goodbye to paper and hello to a digital, full-maintenance policy updating service.

Beginning in January, subscribers will have access to a web-based application that enables districts to download suggested policy updates from IASB, as well as their adopted district policies, as Microsoft Word or PDF documents. All communication between subscribing districts and IASB regarding policy updates will be conducted electronically.

The new online system will replace postal mailings of PRESS Plus materials, such as draft updates, response forms, completed policy updates, and CDs.

Training on use of the new online system is being provided for district administrators and staff. The first training opportunity will be offered at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. Panels will be presented at the Administrative Professionals’ Program on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Swissotel at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional demonstrations will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

More training opportunities on using the new system will be announced in December.

PRESS Plus is a policy updating service that includes full electronic access to the IASB Policy Reference Manual and provides additional assistance on policy matters by:

  • Suggesting policy updates for the unique needs of the subscribing district, 
  • Clearly identifying suggested updates in school district policies, and
  • Providing the word-processing support needed to incorporate adopted policy revisions into the local policy manual.

“In order to continue to provide the highest-quality policy maintenance services to our members, these exciting changes will be implemented in 2018,” noted IASB Executive Director Roger Eddy.