• Call for Presentations
    IASA is soliciting breakout session proposals for the IASA Annual Conference scheduled on September 26-28, 2018. Click here to access the form.

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    IASA News Briefs - 2/16/2018


    District 214's Schuler named national superintendent of the year-Daily Herald- Christopher Placek

    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Superintendent David R. Schuler, known in education circles across the country for championing a college and career readiness initiative, was named 2018 National Superintendent of the Year by a national superintendents organization… 


    District 214 Superintendent Wins National Honor For 2018- Arlington Heights Patch-Joe Vince

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — David Schuler, superintendent for Township High School District 214, received the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year award Thursday, according to the Daily Herald. The head of the second-largest school district in the state became the first Illinois superintendent to receive the national honor from the American Association of School Administrators. In its 31st year… 


    Some local school districts were already planning active-shooter drills before Florida incident-State Journal Register-Jason Nevel

    Illinois law requires school districts to conduct safety drills to be prepared in the case of a shooting, like the one in Florida on Wednesday that left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured. However, some area school districts… 


    Superintendents worried about Rauner’s pension shift proposal-The Associated Press

    Public school administrators who just last summer were ecstatic over a promise of equitable state financing in a revamped education funding formula were disheartened Thursday by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to unload more costs onto local districts, which they said could lead to… 

    IASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy (ASA)

    July 9-13, 2018 in Springfield, IL 

     Have you ever wondered what you didn't learn in graduate school but you may need to know in order to be an effective leader? If you are thinking about becoming a school superintendent then #ASuperWeek in July 2018 is for you! The learning classes will be organized to provide for active learning as well as daily reflection time.  In addition, there will be many simulations during the week for hands-on learning opportunities.

    Additional information on ASA is available by clicking here.  A short video is available here.

    Completed applications must be submitted online by Friday, March 16, 2018.


    Register today! 


    IASA is pleased to offer a series of workshops at locations around the state designed to introduce, educate and understand both the Evidence-Based Model (EBM) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as examine the relationship between the two. This series will be divided into three individual workshops provided once a month in January, February and March. The concept of the workshops is to break down each law and allow superintendent and administrative teams the opportunity to apply the new law to their individual districts. The final workshop in March will combine the knowledge of the individual laws and concepts to implement both the EBM and ESSA, as well as a communication plan that is applicable to each school district.

    Click here to register for the January/February workshops.


    District 214's Schuler named 2018 Illinois Superintendent of the Year


    Dr. David R. Schuler of High School District 214 has been named the 2018 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by IASA. The award was presented Saturday (November 18) during the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. Nominees are judged on Leadership for Learning, Communication, Professionalism and Community Involvement.

    Click here to read more.

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    SB 1947 At a Glance
    The evidence-based model (EBM) and Senate Bill 1947 are explained in a user-friendly slide presentation. The presentation covers such topics as:
    • How the EBM meets the requirements for an equitable school funding system
    • The four major components of the EBM
    • How the adequacy target is calculated
    • How local capacity is calculated

    To view the presentation, click here.

    To view the 26 Elements, click here.

    To view the potential effects of the research-based recommendations, click here.


    Please click here for additional EBM resources

    FAQ for new lead-testing law for schools

    To access the FAQ for SB 550, the new law requiring schools to test for lead in water, please click here. 

    Click here to access archived Vision 20/20 articles. 

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