The Illinois Association of School Boards is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of state government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of The Illinois School Code.
The Association was launched in December 1913, by a group of school board members at a meeting in Quincy, Illinois. Today, more than 99 percent of the school boards in Illinois hold active membership and support the Association through annual dues.
The Association's constitution provides that major policies be established by an annual Delegate Assembly and places governance in the hands of an elected board of directors. The board of directors, made up of officers and regional directors, employs an executive director and approves annual budgets to carry out the work of the Association through offices in Springfield and Lombard.
The vision of the Illinois Association of School Boards is excellence in local school board governance supporting quality public education.
The mission of the Illinois Association of School Boards is to Light the Way for its members by developing their competence and confidence through a robust toolkit designed to build excellence in local school board governance, including
Premier training experiences;
Networking opportunities for mutual support;
Valuable benefits, pooled services, information, and expertise;
Advocacy on behalf of public education; and
A platform for a strong collective voice on common interests and concerns.
Member satisfaction and engagement are key measures of success
Association efforts to serve members are guided by the following strategic priorities:
ENVISION and demonstrate EXCELLENCE in programs, services, educational opportunities, and support for IASB members resulting in high levels of member satisfaction.
ENGAGE members and member districts with IASB staff, programs, resources, and services.
EMPOWER members to serve as effective, confident advocates for local school board governance, and quality public education for every student.
EDUCATE the membership about best practices in board governance and monitoring practices aimed at ensuring excellence and educational opportunities for every student.
EVOLVE to provide timely and meaningful information, training, support, and resources necessary to meet the changing needs of members and member districts.
About the Conference
Recognized as one of the nation's largest state education conferences, the Joint Annual Conference is a premier training event for school board members, administrators, and business officials. It is held annually in November at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (co-headquarters), Sheraton Grand Chicago (co-headquarters), and Swissôtel Chicago.
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The IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference is the premier educational conference in the nation. Attracting over 9,000 attendees and decision-makers from over 700 Illinois school districts, including superintendents, board members, school business officials, principals, and administrative professionals.
By the Numbers
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|Illinois Association of School Boards 2020 Annual Meeting||Chicago||Illinois||9,500 e||275 e||Nov 20, 2020|
|Illinois Association of School Boards 2019 Annual Meeting||Chicago||Illinois||9,000||250||Nov 22, 2019|
|ATE 2018 Annual Meeting - Association of Teacher Educators||Las Vegas||Nevada||1,200||-||Feb 16, 2018|
|AACTE 70th Annual Meeting - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education||Baltimore||Maryland||2,000||35||Mar 1, 2018|
|IASA 2018 Educational Conference & Business Show - Insurance Accounting & Systems Association||Nashville||Tennessee||3,000||165||Jun 3, 2018|
|Annual 2019 Arts Humanities Social Science & Education Conference||Honolulu||Hawaii||-||-||Jan 3, 2019|
|AAPT Winter Meeting 2019 - American Association Of Physics Teachers||Houston||Texas||800e||-||Jan 12, 2019|