Saturday, September 22, 2018

Topics slated for Fall Division Meetings

The Illinois Association of School Boards will feature school safety, emergency management, and other significant topics in the programming for the speakers and sessions at all of the 2018 Fall Division Meetings. For each set of division meetings, spring and fall, representatives from each division’s leadership select and schedule topics of interest to their localities. Depending on the division, some meetings will feature a choice of topics or a “carousel” where attendees can hear multiple presentations.

Max McGee, a former state superintendent of
education, is among scheduled presenters
at IASB's 2018 Fall Division Meetings.
Several autumn gatherings will feature topics related to school safety and security. Representatives from Dixon Unit SD 170 and the Dixon community present “School Safety: What We’ve Learned,” reflecting on the school shooting that took place there last spring. They will present twice, on October 11 for the Starved Rock meeting and again on October 29 for the Northwest meeting.

Safety and security will also be part of the conversation for Three Rivers on October 2 in Lockport; Wabash Valley, also on October 2, in Robinson; Abe Lincoln on October 4 in Rochester, Blackhawk, also on October 4, in Aledo; Central Illinois Valley on October 10 in Pekin; Corn Belt on October 11 in Forrest; Two Rivers on October 25 in Jacksonville; and South Cook on October 30 in Alsip.

Student social/emotional learning and wellness will be featured at the October 2 DuPage meeting and again at the October 10 Lake meeting, at which author and educator Max McGee will present “From Distress to Success.” Pamela Randall Garner will speak on “Building Supportive School Communities: The Impact of Social/Emotional Learning & Equity” for the Southwestern Division on October 2.

Updating members on the  Every Student Succeeds Act will be featured at the Illini Division Meeting in St. Joseph on September 25; Wabash Valley on October 2, and Egyptian Division on October 4. David Braun will also be speaking on current legal issues at the Egyptian meeting.

Superintendents and co-authors Michael Lubelfeld and Nicholas Polyak will present “The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today” for the North Cook Division in Des Plaines on October 24, and for West Cook in Elmwood Park on October 29.

Other topics include, for the Western Division on September 12, “How Present-Day Challenges Impact Effectiveness in Our Education System,” presented by Stuart Yager, Jodi Scott, Thomas Sargent, and Sen. Chuck Weaver. On October 10, the Shawnee Division will host a legislative candidate forum in Carbondale. Nokomis will host the Kaskaskia Division Meeting with “Career and Technical Education Success Stories” on October 23. The Kishwaukee Division will hear from IASA’s Brent Clark on education funding and get a legislative update on October 25.

IASB Executive Director Thomas E. Bertrand will share his 5 Es philosophy for the Association at the Abe Lincoln Division Meeting in Rochester on October 4.

Further information and registration for each 2018 Fall Division Meeting can be accessed at IASB’s Events Calendar.

The 2018 Fall Division Meetings are sponsored by

Legacy Sponsors
Guin Mundorf, LLC
Kings Financial Consulting Inc.

Millennium Sponsor
NextEra Energy Services

Century Sponsors
First Midstate Inc.

Division Meetings Sponsors and Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.

Division Meetings Sponsors and Service Associates
ABM Education
ENGIE Services U.S.
Larson and Darby Group
Legat Architects