Board Members Training and Development

 

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity. 

Name

Development and Training Activity and Provider
Date Completed - beginning 2012 unless otherwise indicated

Janet Kaczkowski

  • Open Meetings Act - December 2012*
  • Master Board Member
  • Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President - August 2013
  • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013
  • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013

Tom Simmons

  • Open Meetings Act - August 2012*

Alexandra Brook

  • Open Meetings Act*
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
  • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013
  • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013

Walter Gluzkin

  • Open Meetings Act - July 2012*
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
  • Master Board Member
  • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013
  • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013

Angelo Scarsella

  • Open Meetings Act - October 2013*
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - IASB Triple I Conference November 2013*

Sheila Urban

  • Open Meetings Act - August 2012*
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
  • Master Board Member

Krystal Zec

  • Open Meetings Act - September 2012*
  • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) -  May 2013*

*Denotes Mandatory Training

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois 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 School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

For more information regarding IASB and its programs visit www.iasb.com. 

Adopted:  March 7, 2012