Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall division dinner meetings to feature
new state education leaders

 IASB's fall meetings offer a variety of topics

Beth Purvis
IASB’s 2015 fall division dinner meetings, which will take place in each of the Association’s 21 divisions beginning on Sep. 22 and concluding on Oct. 29, will feature a variety of education topics. Presenters this year will include Illinois’ new education leaders, ISBE superintendent Tony Smith and Secretary of Education Beth Purvis.

Smith’s presentation to “Kick off the New School Year” will outline his priorities and include a question-answer session. He began his work as state superintendent in May and is touring the state to visit schools and meet with educators and students.

Purvis will share with participants the role of the Illinois Secretary of Education in implementing Governor Bruce Rauner’s education vision: that all children have an education experience that readies them to be engaged citizens.

Tony Smith
Guest presenters for the fall meetings include state Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington), Greenville College president Ivan Filby, and education speaker Jim Burgett. Other scheduled topics include property tax freeze and PTELL, community engagement, the state budget and school funding, “Dimensions in Learning” from Apple, Inc., parenting universities, legal issues, and legislative hot topics.

In addition to dinner and scheduled programming, division meetings offer networking opportunities and updates from IASB staff and directors on IASB resolutions, legislative updates, and other Association activities. Divisions may also offer tours, open houses, breakout sessions, or other presentations.

Brochures detailing the fall division dinner meeting plans are being mailed, and will be available online.

Check the IASB website at for the meeting schedule, brochure and registration for your division.