Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spring division meetings underway

IASB’s 2018 spring division dinner meetings are now underway. School leaders from the Wabash Valley, Illini, Kishwaukee, and Western divisions met this week, and eight other divisions will gather next week.

In total, all 21 divisions will host spring meetings, which began Feb. 27 and run through April 11. In addition to conducting division business the meetings offer keynote or breakout sessions on a variety of education topics.

David Schuler will speak
at three division meetings.
High School District 214 superintendent and National Superintendent of the Year, David Schuler, will present “Redefining Ready: Indicators for College, Career, and Life Readiness” at three division meetings (Lake, Northwest, Starved Rock). Schuler received the national honor from the American Association of School Administrators in February. He was named Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators in November of last year.

In four other divisions (Abe Lincoln, Two Rivers, Kaskaskia, Southwestern) IASB Executive Director Roger Eddy will reflect on his 40-year career in public education and offer perspective on the current state of public education in Illinois and how to successfully meet future challenges.

Major topics in school law, including transgender issues, First Amendment, and student discipline, will comprise six other divisions. Other topics include school safety and security, technology, collective bargaining, board/superintendent relations, and evidence-based funding.

Each division dinner meeting also offers peer recognition and networking opportunities for board members and superintendents alike. Attendance earns school board members five points in IASB’s Master Board Member Program.

Brochures detailing agenda, presenters, dates, times, and locations were mailed to districts and are posted with events at the IASB Events Calendar. Registrations must be completed online.

Several sponsors help make these meetings possible. IASB thanks the following for their support:

Premier Sponsor and Service Associate: Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Trust and Illinois School District Agency

Premier Sponsor: NaviGate Prepared

Legacy Sponsor and Illinois Council of School Attorneys:  Guin Mundorf, LLC

Legacy Sponsor and Service Associate: Kings Financial Consulting, Inc.

Legacy Sponsor: edEdge

Millennium Sponsor: NextEra Energy Services

Century Sponsors and Service Associates:
      First Midstate Inc.
Division Meetings Sponsor and Illinois Council of School Attorneys:  Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.

Division Meetings Sponsors and Service Associates:
      ENGIE Services U.S.  

GCA Education Services, Inc.
      Larson and Darby Group
      Legat Architects, Inc.
      Wight & Company