Friday, March 8, 2019

March/April Journal offers balance

The March/April issue of The Illinois School Board Journal deals with finding balance in key areas of school board work: collective bargaining, superintendent characteristics, and superintendent stress. Attorneys Melissa D. Sobota and Shelli L. Anderson from Franczek, P.C. outline changes, including a new governor, an amendment to the Illinois Pension Code, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision, and a national rise in activism among teachers that will influence collective bargaining in the coming years.

Balancing life and work comes to mind with a piece on a survey that assesses the impact of stress on superintendents and how it relates to the work of the board. Also, discover another survey which asked school board members their ideal characteristics of a superintendent – with some interesting results.

The March/April issue also includes more ideas for balance in the Journal’s regular features, Ask the Staff, In Case You Missed It, and Practical PR.

Each issue of The Illinois School Board Journal is mailed to all members. Watch your mailbox for your printed copy, or click below for the digital edition.