We are delighted to report that Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide Leadership Training for Illinois school board members. Leadership Training is a new program required by the Education Reform Act. Pursuant to Section 10-16a of the School Code, all school board members elected or appointed after the Act’s effective date, June 13, 2011, must receive training on specific topics. Of course, longer-serving members may also find the training useful.
Sraga Hauser will provide training in the general areas of (a) Education and Labor; (b) Financial Oversight and Accountability; and (c) Fiduciary Responsibilities of School Board Members, including a comprehensive overview of issues board members are likely to encounter. Specific topics covered are listed on the attachment. After a detailed PowerPoint presentation, our attorneys will lead a mock school board meeting, including both regular and closed sessions, to demonstrate and reinforce substantive law issues and board procedures.
The first school board election under this new law will be in April 2013 and we will be offering multiple sessions starting in spring, 2013, open to any incumbent school board members and anyone interested in becoming a school board member. For more information, check the Upcoming Events page on our website or contact Melissa Schmehl at our Flossmoor office.