Hauser Izzo to Conduct School Board Leadership Training

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We are proud and happy to report that Hauser Izzo, 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.

Hauser Izzo 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.

Although the first school board election under this new law will be in April 2013, we are offering 2 initial sessions this fall, open to any incumbent school board members and anyone interested in becoming a school board member. The first session will be on Saturday, September 15, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, at the offices of the South Cook Intermediate Service Center, 253 W. Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights. The second session will be on Thursday, October 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Drake Oak Brook Office Plaza, 2215 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois.

There will be limitations on the number of participants. Cost is $100 per person. Training materials are included in this cost. To register for the Oak Brook location, please call Sraga Hauser and ask for Melissa or email her at [email protected]. To register for the South Cook Intermediate Service Center location, information is available on their website Click on “Professional Learning” and then on “Calendar of Courses.”


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