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  • Governor signs K-12 education budget

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    There still is no agreement on the overall state budget, but Governor Bruce Rauner announced Wednesday afternoon that he has signed the K-12 education budget, averting a situation where some school districts might have had problems if there was no budget when school opens in August.

    “We are relieved that school districts can now plan for the new school year knowing that the state budget for education is in place. While we believe General State Aid should be fully funded for schools, going from 89 percent funding to 92 percent in this budget represents some progress,” said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. (Click here to view the rest of the story) 


    Registration Open!!
    New Superintendents' Conference
    July 29-30, 2015

    The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) is here to help as you transition into the role of superintendent.  This is an exciting time in your life, but it also can be overwhelming and IASA will be with you each step of the way.

    We would like to invite you to join the IASA administrative team led by Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark and Dr. Richard Voltz, Associate Director of Professional Development, at the 2015-2016 New Superintendents' Conference on July 29-30, 2015, at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel a DoubleTree by Hilton in Springfield.  This two-day conference is complimentary and will cover a variety of topics including such things as board relations, school finance, technology, media relations and personal health. 

    There is no cost for first year superintendents to attend this conference 

    Click here to register for the conference.

    If you have questions, please contact Kim Herr, IASA Professional Development Secretary at (217) 753-2213 or kherr@iasaedu.org.  We look forward to seeing you!



     

    Save the Date - Super Region Meetings with State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith

     
    IASA is working with the ISBE and new state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith to host 3 super-region meetings to formally introduce Dr. Smith to our membership.  These super-region meetings will be September 1 in Naperville, September 2 in Normal and September 3 at Rend Lake.  Additional details will be forthcoming soon.


     AC 2015

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    Supreme Court rules unanimously against pension reform law

    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that Senate Bill 1, the pension reform law passed in December 2013, is unconstitutional.

    “From the beginning, we were confident that the Supreme Court would uphold the constitution and we are pleased that today the rule of law was upheld,” said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. 

    The Court’s opinion cited three main areas:

     
     
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