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Development and Training

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. The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member.

Board Member Development and Training Activity
Laura McGready Open Meetings Act
Professional Development Leadership Training
Reform Act (PERA) Training for Schools
Paul Draniczarek (President) Open Meetings Act
Frank DiPiero Open Meetings Act
Professional Development Leadership Training
Reform Act (PERA) Training for Schools
Tony Caringella Open Meetings Act
Lisa Malicki (Secretary) Open Meetings Act
Professional Development Leadership Training
Reform Act (PERA) Training for Schools
Christopher O'Leary Professional Development Leadership Training
Reform Act (PERA) Training for Schools
Michael Straughn (Vice President) Open Meetings Act

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.

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