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  • Policy Director/Governmental Relations Specialist

    Statewide education association seeks Policy Director/Governmental Relations Specialist who will act as the Association’s advocate before the General Assembly and legislative bodies.
      The specialist would also work as a member of a team representing statewide public school management interests. 

    Minimum qualifications include:  bachelor’s degree, experience in the legislative branch of government or lobbying, and an in-depth knowledge of the State’s legislative process.  Excellent written and verbal skills required.  In-state travel required. 


    Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, three letters of reference and a minimum of three phone references who can attest to the successful completion of comparable work.  This position will remain open until filled.  Information should be sent to: The State Journal Register, 1 Copley Plaza, P.O. Box 219, Box #5811, Springfield, IL  62701.

     

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


    Rochester’s Bertrand named Illinois Superintendent of the Year
    bertrand Dr. Thomas Bertrand, superintendent of Rochester Community Unit District 3A, has been selected the 2015 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators.
     
    Click here to view the entire article.  
     

    Vision 20/20
     
     
     
     
     
    The Vision 20/20 coalition of partners has firmed up a strategy for the rollout and for the launch of the Vision 20/20 public campaign. Click here to go to the Vision 20/20 website. 
     

    Capitol Watch
    Pension reform law ruled unconstitutional
    A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge overturned the state’s pension reform law Friday, ruling that the state cannot circumvent the pension protection language in the Illinois Constitution regardless of the state’s fiscal situation. Click here to read the entire Capitol Watch. 
     

     
    Alliance Leadership Summit

    The Alliance Leadership Summit scheduled for February 17-18 in Springfield will focus on the future of public education in Illinois and will revolve around Vision 20/20, the Statewide School Management Alliance’s ambitious and comprehensive blueprint for public education.

    Click here for more information or to register. Registration will occur through your district superintendent and IASA.

    SAVE THE DATE!

    18th Annual Southern Illinois Educational Leadership Conference

    Date:  March 25, 2015

    Location:  SIU Carbondale, Student Center
     
    Vision 20/20: Promoting Student Focused Leadership
    Keynote Speaker: Randy Dunn, President, Southern Illinois University

    Workshop Sessions will include:

    • Legal Issues
    • Community and Institution Partnerships
    • Technology and Education
    • Student Success
    • Local, State and Federal Funding

    Join us as we continue to strengthen the southern Illinois leadership network and school partnerships!

    Visit www.continuinged.siu.edu for program updates or to register online!

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  • IASA partners with Environmental Consultants, LLC on free program for schools

         In an attempt to get out ahead of environmental issues such as the proposed new mandate that would require schools to install carbon monoxide detectors, IASA has partnered with Environmental Consultants, LLC on a free program to assist school districts. 

         The program, called "Tools for Schools," includes a kit to help school districts develop a framework for managing buildings and mitigating environmental issues. 

         "Environmental issues have always been a problem for schools and we wanted to help school districts anticipate and plan for those issues," said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. "We believe this partnership with Environmental Consultants can really help school districts position themselves to avoid or mitigate environmental problems. The service is free to our members and we encourage school districts to take advantage of this opportunity."

         As part of the program, Environmental Consultants, LLC is providing a consultant for IASA member districts to call upon for assistance. The consultant, Elizabeth Matoushek, can be reached at 314.809.0816 or by email at ematoushek@iasaedu.org.         


    School Board Convention - PERA Presentations

    The handouts that were used in the presentations offered this year at the Preparing for PERA Implementation half-day workshop offered by IASA are listed below for your reference.

    Urbana School District #116 - Click here to view this handout
    Bensenville School District #2 - Click here to view this handout
    Washington School District #52 - Click here to view this handout
    Sandoval CUSD #501 -Click here to view this handout
    IL State Board of Education - Click here to view this handout 

    PERA Resources for IASA members

    Click here to view the PERA Resources for IASA members.

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