Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring division meetings begin March 2

IASB's upcoming events website
contains details on division meetings.
IASB’s 2017 spring division dinner meetings are set to begin Thursday, March 2, with gatherings of the Abe Lincoln, Blackhawk, Northwest, and West Cook divisions.

All 21 IASB divisions will host a meeting during March, each featuring a briefing for school board candidates, including an overview of the roles and responsibilities of an elected school board member. Boards are encouraged to invite all candidates to these meetings.

Other topics to be presented at meetings include: collective bargaining, online learning, school funding, school safety, student discipline, student performance and assessments, and school referenda campaigns.

Presenters will include Brad Ware, community outreach specialist from the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Springfield, who will share information about the FBI’s resources for schools and school security; and Beth Purvis, the Illinois Secretary of Education. Mia Ray Langheim, school intelligence officer for the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center Office, will discuss improving school safety through lessons learned.

Each division dinner meeting offers networking opportunities and updates from Association staff and division directors and chairpersons. Attendance at division dinner meetings earns participants five points in IASB’s Master Board Member Program.

While the candidates’ briefing is free, online registration and payment is required for any candidates attending the dinner. District superintendents or secretaries should update their district roster in the IASB member database to include candidates prior to registration.

Brochures detailing the agenda, presenters, dates, times, and locations were mailed in February to districts and are now posted at the IASB online Events Calendar. All registrations must be completed online. Payment may be made by credit card or billed if the district provides its P.O. number. Registration fees will be refunded only for cancellations received two days prior to the meeting.

For more information on these division meetings and many others planned for the spring, visit the IASB upcoming events website.