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Friday, November 16
 

7:30am CST

All Day—Exhibition of Educational Environments
If you are thinking of building or remodeling your facilities, solving a physical plant problem, or just dreaming about what your school facilities could be, visit the 2018 Educational Environments Exhibit. It is located in the foyer outside the Grand Ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower (Columbus Hallway). IASB Service Associates have invited business firms engaged in any aspect of designing, constructing, or equipping public school facilities to show off their best work at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. Winning entries are chosen in various categories. Whether you’re building, remodeling, or just daydreaming, you’ll find a wealth of ideas.
 


Friday November 16, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus Hallway, Ballroom Level

7:30am CST

IASB Bookstore
A terrific browsing opportunity is the Conference bookstore. There will be more than 3,000 titles on hand, from school governance and leadership to general titles in management, school security, biographies, reference, self-help, and other publication categories. There will also be a children’s book section and a wide variety of holiday gifts and merchandise available. The bookstore will also be the place to meet with authors of many of the books on display.

Friday November 16, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

8:00am CST

8:00am CST

IASB Homeroom
IASB Homeroom provides a central location for board members, staff, and guests to make connections and learn about IASB member benefits and services available to school leaders. Come and explore governance and board training opportunities, executive search services, legal services, and other programs designed for school boards. IASB’s knowledgeable staff will be available to demonstrate policy services and online learning opportunities at various kiosks; and to help you sign up to receive IASB news and information. Take advantage of ample seating to recharge and reconnect before heading to the next session. Large monitors will display the live stream from Twitter (#ILjac18), plus photo highlights from the Conference for you to enjoy.

Friday November 16, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

8:15am CST

School Safety and Security Seminar - SAFETY (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
As school safety is the top concern for all school districts, the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), in conjunction with the Joint Annual Conference, will be hosting a half-day School Safety and Security Seminar again this year. It is vital for school district personnel and the community to have the latest information regarding keeping their schools safe, and that is why the School Safety and Security Seminar will be open to all district and community personnel who oversee any aspect of school security


Friday November 16, 2018 8:15am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

8:30am CST

8:30am CST

Exhibit Hall
Plan to give yourself ample time to see and learn about new school services, products, and equipment. The Exhibit of School Services, Products, and Equipment has been part of the Joint Annual Conference for 69 years as well as an integral part of the Conference experience for participants. A complete list of exhibitors by name, description, and booth number will be available in the official Conference Program and on the Conference app.

Friday November 16, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Riverside Center

9:00am CST

Essential School Services: Your Regional Offices of Education
Save time and money using Regional Office of Education services. Get a brief overview of some ROE services and deeper exploration of others, plus an opportunity for Q&A and feedback about how the ROE can better serve your district needs.
Moderator: Mark Jontry, Regional Superintendent and IARSS President, IARSS.
Presenters: Bob Sondgeroth, Regional Superintendent and Health, Life, Safety Chair; Lori Loving, Assistant Regional Superintendent and Professional Development Co-Chair; Lori Fanello, Regional Superintendent and Student Services Co-Chair; and Monte Newlin, Regional Superintendent and Communications Co-Chair, IARSS.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

9:00am CST

News From ISBE: Perkins V and ED 360
ISBE will be presenting on the re authorization of Perkins V which will be effective 1/1/2019.  Learn about the changes to the legislation.  This is your opportunity to provide ISBE feedback on career and technical education.   ED 360, ISBE's educator dashboard updates will be shared as well.

Presenter:  Marci Johnson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, College and Career Readiness, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

9:00am CST

Collective Bargaining for School Board Members and Administrators AM - CBAM (Additional Fee, Pre Registration Required)
Attend this workshop to learn about the current issues that Morning Afternoon every school board member — and every administrator — needs to know to take an active role at the bargaining table • Statutory requirements for collective bargaining negotiation.
• Planning and preparation for successful negotiations.
• Alternative negotiation processes and pros/cons of
different methods.
• Effective negotiation strategies and approaches to resolve
difficult issues.
• Key bargaining table issues and management response options.
• Impasse, mediation, and public posting process.
• Methods and strategies to avoid labor disputes and strikes.
Presenters: Philip H. Gerner, III, Attorney, Robbins Schwartz,
Chicago, and Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) member;
and Todd Hayden, Attorney, Robbins Schwartz, Bolingbrook

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 10, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

Deep Equity Lens: A Systemic Leadership Process AM - DELAM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
How do we as board members and district leaders make sure
that our equity work is embedded and effective over time, not
merely one more initiative or one more workshop. In this session,
Gary Howard will describe the 5 Phases of Deep Equity work
and engage participants in interactive conversations about their
own best practices and equity challenges. Participants will gain
a systemic perspective on the work of inclusion,
equity, and excellence and a clear understanding
of the differences between “managing diversity”
versus “leading for equity.”
Presenter: Gary Howard, Keynote Speaker,
Writer, and Workshop Leader

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance AM - ISAAM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
School boards, comprised of well-intentioned citizens, govern and oversee local school districts. Most boards do an adequate job; all can improve. Take steps to move your board from adequate to exceptional. In this workshop, we will
  • Consider specific actions your board can take to improve governance in your district. 
  • Examine how your board is currently performing.
  • Discuss a monitoring system you can use for your board, district, and students.
  • Create a strategy to implement, and sustain improving governance and student achievement in your district.
Presenters: Phil Gore, Leadership Team Services Director; and
Orin Moore, Board Consultant, Texas Association of School Boards

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 8, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally AM - SBSTAM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Superintendent/School Board Teams must have leadership to thrive
and that means leadership should not be accidental. But, what
type of leadership works best? Dr. Adamson will share a model of
leadership that captures the best of current leadership styles and
that, when combined with the critical elements of governance,
realistically enables superintendents and school board teams to
ensure their leadership focus is on the right, best initiatives to
enhance student achievement and community satisfaction.
Presenter: Michael Adamson Ed.D., Director of Board Services, Indiana School Boards Association

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 7, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

Celebrating Women in Leadership: How We Learn, Lead, and Live
(Open to IASA members.)
Dr. Nancy Blair, Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will lead a three-hour workshop for female superintendents and facilitate the book study on the text provided at the IASA Annual Conference held this past September. This workshop will provide a more in-depth opportunity for female leaders across the state to network, celebrate, and share their inspiring stories of leadership.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal A, Lobby Level

9:00am CST

Administrative Professionals' Program OPENING SESSION – Conscious Conversations for Stronger Relationships
OPENING SESSION – Conscious Conversations for Stronger Relationships
Presenter: Dr. Kathy Hinz, Superintendent, Crystal Lake District 47
Presenter: Lori Parrish, Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey I-II-III-IV

9:00am CST

Leading Leaders: The Job of Board President - LLJBP (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Leaders set the tone and expectations for the groups they serve. The board president has the power to impact the quality of the board’s work. An effective president does far more than just “run the meeting.” He or she is expected to keep the board focused on setting district direction; provide the opportunity for airing divergent views without acrimony or favoritism; maintain open lines of communication with the superintendent, other board members, and the public; be knowledgeable of board legal requirements; and much more. This interactive workshop will explore the challenging roles and responsibilities of the board president, including legal responsibilities, keys to effective meetings, managing board conflict, communications, and teamwork.
Presenters: Catherine Finger, Executive Searches Consultant; and Reatha Owen, Field Services Director, IASB

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - MBTI (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Back by popular demand. Countless board members and
administrators have found Type (MBTI®) to be an excellent
resource for governance, organizational, and personal
excellence. Two of our own IASB Field Services staff members
will bring their expertise in MBTI® assessment and board
governance together in this engaging workshop. This workshop
will help you
• Enhance your board’s ability to make good decisions.
• Use your strengths and those of others on your board to
develop consensus on issues.
• Communicate effectively with board, staff, and community.
• Develop strategies toward effective meetings.
Presenters: Larry Dirks, Field Services Director; and Laura
Martinez, Field Services Director, IASB.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

Professional Development Leadership Training and Performance Evaluation Reform Act Training for School Board Members - PDLT/PERA (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) for School Board Members satisfies the requirements for mandatory board member training per Public Act 097-0008 and includes four (4) hours of instruction in education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities. Additionally, it will fulfill the requirement for Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members. Every new school board member, elected or appointed, must complete this training in the first year of his/her term. A board member who has already complied with this requirement is not required to take this training again.
Presenters: Luke M. Feeney and Brandon K. Wright,
Attorneys, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.,
Monticello, and Illinois Council of School Attorneys’ (ICSA)
members; and William Phillips, Associate Professor,
Department of Educational Leadership, University of IllinoisSpringfield,
and Field Service Director, IASA.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 9, Ballroom Level IV

9:00am CST

The Basics of Governance - BOG (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Participants will focus on board and board member roles and responsibilities, and learn how boards in high-functioning districts can make a positive impact on student learning. Specifically, this workshop will provide you with an opportunity to • Identify the role and work of the school board. • Distinguish board work from that of the superintendent and staff. • Understand how each member relates to the full board. • Discuss effective board and board member best practices. Leave with tools to sharpen your decision-making skills.
Presenters: Boyd Fergurson, Policy Consultant; Perry Hill,
Field Services Director; and Sandra Kwasa, Director, Board
Development, IASB.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 1 , Ballroom Level IV

10:00am CST

How Do Schools Address the Social and Emotional Needs of Students?
(Open to IASA members.)
To improve the likelihood of a child having success in academics, schools first need to work to make sure the social and emotional needs of the child are met. This ses­sion will focus on ways school leaders can provide supports for students at school, so they can reach their potential academically.

Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Don't They Just Need More English?
This presentation provides guidance on the needs of English Learners based on research and evidence-based best practice. Presenters will also address some common myths about English Learners and the best ways for them to acquire English.
Presenters: Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Education Manager, Latino Policy Forum; Marion Friebus-Flaman, Director of Language Acquisition, Naperville CUSD 203.

Friday November 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

News From ISBE: IL-EMPOWER
This session will provide an introduction to IL-EMPOWER, the statewide system of accountability and support that empowers schools with greater choice and voice in the school improvement process. Schools receiving targeted and comprehensive supports as a result of their Fall 2018 summative designations will have access to funds and resources from ISBE to begin their improvement planning. Formal implementation of IL-EMPOWER begins during the 2018-19 school year.

Presenter: Allison Sherman, Executive Director for IL-EMPOWER, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Friday November 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Conference Orientation: Navigating the Landscape
Does your district have a leader attending the Joint Annual Conference for the first time? This session will review the Conference program, how and where to find assistance, directions, maps, sessions, and activities that you won't want to miss.
Presenter: Kara Kienzler, Associate Executive Director, Communications and Production, IASB.

Friday November 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Collective Bargaining for School Board Members and Administrators PM - CBPM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Attend this workshop to learn about the current issues that Morning Afternoon every school board member — and every administrator — needs to know to take an active role at the bargaining table • Statutory requirements for collective bargaining negotiation.
• Planning and preparation for successful negotiations.
• Alternative negotiation processes and pros/cons of
different methods.
• Effective negotiation strategies and approaches to resolve
difficult issues.
• Key bargaining table issues and management response options.
• Impasse, mediation, and public posting process.
• Methods and strategies to avoid labor disputes and strikes.
Presenters: Philip H. Gerner, III, Attorney, Robbins Schwartz,
Chicago, and Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) member;
and Todd Hayden, Attorney, Robbins Schwartz, Bolingbrook

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 10, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Deep Equity Lens: A Systemic Leadership Process PM - DELPM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
How do we as board members and district leaders make sure
that our equity work is embedded and effective over time, not
merely one more initiative or one more workshop. In this session,
Gary Howard will describe the 5 Phases of Deep Equity work
and engage participants in interactive conversations about their
own best practices and equity challenges. Participants will gain
a systemic perspective on the work of inclusion,
equity, and excellence and a clear understanding
of the differences between “managing diversity”
versus “leading for equity.”
Presenter: Gary Howard, Keynote Speaker,
Writer, and Workshop Leader

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance PM - ISAPM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
School boards, comprised of well-intentioned citizens, govern and oversee local school districts. Most boards do an adequate job; all can improve. Take steps to move your board from adequate to exceptional. In this workshop, we will • Consider specific actions your board can take to improve governance in your district. • Examine how your board is currently performing. • Discuss a monitoring system you can use for your board, district, and students. • Create a strategy to implement, and sustain improving governance and student achievement in your district.
Presenters: Phil Gore, Leadership Team Services Director; and
Orin Moore, Board Consultant, Texas Association of School Boa

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 8, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally PM - SBSTPM (Pre-Registration Additional Fee Required)
Superintendent/School Board Teams must have leadership to thrive and that means leadership should not be accidental. But, what type of leadership works best? Dr. Adamson will share a model of leadership that captures the best of current leadership styles and that, when combined with the critical elements of governance, realistically enables superintendents and school board teams to ensure their leadership focus is on the right, best initiatives to enhance student achievement and community satisfaction.
Presenter: Michael Adamson Ed.D., Director of Board Services, Indiana School Boards Association

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 7, Ballroom Level IV

1:00pm CST

1:30pm CST

Jim Fritts Book Signing
Jim Fritts, author, will be signing copies of his books, “Essentials of Illinois School Finance” and “Good School Maintenance”

Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

1:30pm CST

Michael Lubelfeld & Nick Polyak Book Signing
Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak, will be signing copies of their books, “The Unlearning Leader” and “Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable”

Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

1:30pm CST

Ray Lauk Book Signing
Ray Lauk, author, will be signing copies of his book, “Fuel For Learning”

Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Board Policies and Administrative Procedures: Your Plan of Attack
Board Policies and Administrative Procedures: Your Plan of Attack
Angie Powell, Director of Policy Services, IASB

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey III

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Illinois FOIA and Open Meetings Act
Illinois FOIA and Open Meetings Act
Leah Bartelt, Assistant Attorney General, Public Access Bureau, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey I

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - IMRF: Planning for your Future
IMRF: Planning for your Future
Kate Setchell, Field Representative, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey II

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Winning or “wHiNing”
Winning or “wHiNing”
Presenters: Dr. Donna McCaw, President, School Consulting, Inc.
Dr. Tami Roskamp, School Consulting, Inc.


Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey IV

2:00pm CST

The Art of School Boarding
All school board members should strive to do their best. This session focuses on what works and what to avoid ― based on the input of experienced board members and educators. Enjoy a fast-paced hour of practical, meaningful information.
Presenter: Jim Burgett, Author and Speaker, The Burgett Group.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal A, Lobby Level

2:00pm CST

How to Prevent Sexual Misconduct/Harassment within Schools
This presentation will cover the definitions of sexual misconduct/harassment and provide administrators with guidelines on how to respond to a complaint and how to prevent these types of claims within your school district.
Moderator: Steve Bushue, CEO, Bushue HR.
Presenter: Travis Bushue, President, Bushue HR.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Middle School Athletics and Activities
This session will provide school board members and administrators insight about the impact of interscholastic activities, how participation in these activities can add value and benefit to learning, and how these programs can positively affect the student learner.
Presenters: Nicole Schaefbauer, Associate Director; and Leslie Alappattu, Assistant Executive Director, Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA).

2:00pm CST

Ignite! Competency-Based High School Graduation Requirements Pilot
The competency-based model removes the constraints of "seat time" and allows for student-driven learning in and out of the classroom. This approach can make education more relevant both to students and to local employers.
Moderator: Richard Voltz, Associate Director/Professional Development, IASA.
Presenters: Patrick Hardy, Principal, Proviso THSD 209; Scott Rowe, Principal, Huntley Community SD 158; Tim Farquer, Superintendent, Williamsfield CUSD 210; Jennifer Kelsall, Superintendent, Ridgewood CHSD 234; Genevra Walters, Superintendent, Kankakee SD 111.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

ESSA Site-Based Expenditure Reporting: What to Do, What Can Help
Superintendents and business officials are invited to join ISBE in considering this first year of ESSA site-based expenditure reporting. Learn what you can do to prepare for FY19 data reporting and discussions, plus what tools and supports will be available.
Presenters: Sara R. Shaw, Senior Manager, Fiscal And Academic Solvency; and Deb Vespa, Division Administrator, School Business Services,  Illinois State Board of Education.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency D, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

Schools Going Green
Schools incorporating green strategies are reducing cost streams and environmental impacts while creating healthier and more productive learning spaces. This presentation will demonstrate how to adopt and implement these strategies using a Township High School District 214 case study.
Presenters: Susan Heinking, Vice President of High Performance & LEED Expert; and Lisa Koeune, Project Executive, Pepper Construction Company; Ted Birren, Director of Operations, and Paul Morrow, Building and Grounds Supervisor, Township High School District 214 (Arlington Heights).

2:00pm CST

Improving Security After Hours
Providing safe learning environments during school is challenging, so how can security be improved before and after class time? Discover difficulties schools face in extended-hours programs and learn how to implement security measures to strengthen emergency preparedness.
Moderator: Todd Latham, Coordinator/Business Services, Geneva CUSD 304.
Presenter: Paul Timm, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Culture Change: From Toxic to Transformational
Learn of a five-year journey turning school board culture from toxic to transformational. Meridian CUSD 223 will share lessons learned as it weathered the storm of five superintendents in three years and transformed its culture by committing to a shared vision and values.
Presenters: Tim DeVries, Board Treasurer; Jill Huber, Board Member; Marsha Welden, Board Member; and Kristine Youman, Board President, Meridian CUSD 223

2:00pm CST

How Do You Empower Your School Leaders?
As a school board member, how do you empower your district leadership team to operate at its full potential? Examine the top 10 methods for creating and supporting strong leaders while fostering positive relationships between the board and administration.
Moderator: Frank Adams, Director/Business and CSBO, Beach Park CCSD 3.
Presenters: David Hill, Associate Superintendent, CCSD 93 (Bloomingdale); Jennifer Hermes, Chief Operating Officer and CSBO, Lake Forest SD 67 & 115; Carrie Matlock, President, DLA Architects, Ltd.; Ann Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Skokie SD 73.5.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

Pensions: Hasty Action Equals Unforeseen Impact
Illinois lawmakers have an appetite to limit pension increases. Discover the problem Illinois faces as well as recent actions taken by the governor and legislators to help solve it. Learn about the impact on our schools and staff.
Moderator: Deanna Sullivan, Director, Governmental Relations, IASB. Presenters: Sen. Heather Stearns, Seventh District, Chicago; Tom Gray, Attorney, Whitt Law LLC, formerly general counsel to TRS; Stuart L. Whitt, Managing Partner, Whitt Law LLC and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency AB, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

The Mandates Mountain: Advocacy for Relief
Illinois lawmakers will share insights from the Capitol and school leaders will share insights on school district challenges. How will the proliferation of mandates be affected by the new funding formula?
Moderator: Ronald Madlock, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations, IASB. Presenters: Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, 49th District, Plainfield; Robert G. Grossi, Treasurer, Bloom Township Trustees of Schools; Rep. Tony McCombie, 71st District, Savanna.

Friday November 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

School Safety: Gaps in Preparedness
This presentation will open your eyes to the threats affecting Illinois schools during the 2017-18 school year. Brought to you by the free, School Safety Information Sharing Program.
Moderator: Zach Messersmith, Director of Governmental Relations, IASB Presenter: Mia Ray Langheim, School Intelligence Officer, State Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC).

2:00pm CST

School Safety: Locating Public Social Media Posts to Keep Schools Safe
The vast majority of recent violent attacks at schools had precursors leaked online in social media posts. Most incidences in schools now involve interned/social media. Learn tangible tips and tricks to know where, how, and when to look for this information.
Moderator: Susan Hilton, Director of Governmental Relations, IASB. Presenter: Sam Jingfors, Vice President, Safer Schools Together.

3:00pm CST

Jim Burgett Book Signing
Jim Burgett, author and panel presenter, will be signing copies of his books, “Art of School Boarding” and “The School Principal’s Toolbook”

Friday November 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

First General Session - David R. Schuler
David R. Schuler, Ph.D., is the 2018 Illinois and National Superintendent of the Year. Known for his ability to inspire and build leaders, he spearheaded Redefining Ready!, the national movement to redefine what it means for students to be college, career, and life ready. The movement began when Schuler served as the 2015-2016 President of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Schuler has served 18 years as a superintendent, 13 in his current role leading Township High School District 214, Illinois’ largest high school district. There he has led the development of an innovative instructional philosophy around personalized learning experiences, focusing on career pathways, early college credit, and industry credentials, which enables students to discover their futures while still in high school. The 44 pathways align with 16 national career clusters and allow for students to gain real-world experience through youth apprenticeships and workplace learning experiences. In addition, District 214 now teaches computer science to all 12,000 students, and its six schools were among only seven in the nation to pilot an iOS app development curriculum, initiatives which were recognized by the White House.

Friday November 16, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Patrick Rice Book Signing
Patrick Rice, Field Service Director for IASB will be signing copies of his books, “Vanishing School Boards” and “The Essential Quick Flip Reference Guide for School Board Members”

Friday November 16, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level
 
Saturday, November 17
 

7:00am CST

Pastor Corey Brooks: Lessons from the Rooftop
The Illinois Association of Christian Administrators exists to positively support leaders in public schools. If you are an administrator or board member in a public school district, wake up early to enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, networking, and a positive message of hope. Keynote: Pastor Corey Brooks, New Beginnings Church, Chicago, IL

Saturday November 17, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

7:30am CST

Conference Orientation: The First-Time Attendee
Does your district have a leader attending the Joint Annual Conference for the first time? This session will review the Conference program, how and where to find assistance, directions, maps, sessions, and activities that you won't want to miss.
Presenters: Heath Hendren, Director, Editorial Services; and Theresa Kelly Gegen, Director, Editorial Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

7:30am CST

IASB Bookstore
A terrific browsing opportunity is the Conference bookstore. There will be more than 3,000 titles on hand, from school governance and leadership to general titles in management, school security, biographies, reference, self-help, and other publication categories. There will also be a children’s book section and a wide variety of holiday gifts and merchandise available. The bookstore will also be the place to meet with authors of many of the books on display.

Saturday November 17, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

7:30am CST

All Day—Exhibition of Educational Environments
If you are thinking of building or remodeling your facilities, solving a physical plant problem, or just dreaming about what your school facilities could be, visit the 2018 Educational Environments Exhibit. It is located in the foyer outside the Grand Ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower (Columbus Hallway). IASB Service Associates have invited business firms engaged in any aspect of designing, constructing, or equipping public school facilities to show off their best work at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. Winning entries are chosen in various categories. Whether you’re building, remodeling, or just daydreaming, you’ll find a wealth of ideas.
 


Saturday November 17, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus Hallway, Ballroom Level

7:30am CST

All Day—Exhibition of Educational Environments
Ballroom Level
If you are thinking of building or remodeling your facilities, solving a physical plant problem, or just dreaming about what your school facilities could be, visit the 2018 Educational Environments Exhibit. It is located in the foyer outside the Grand Ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower (Columbus Hallway). IASB Service Associates have invited business firms engaged in any aspect of designing, constructing, or equipping public school facilities to show off their best work at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. Winning entries are chosen in various categories. Whether you’re building, remodeling, or just daydreaming, you’ll find a wealth of ideas.


Saturday November 17, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus Hallway, Ballroom Level

8:00am CST

IASB Homeroom
IASB Homeroom provides a central location for board members, staff, and guests to make connections and learn about IASB member benefits and services available to school leaders. Come and explore governance and board training opportunities, executive search services, legal services, and other programs designed for school boards. IASB’s knowledgeable staff will be available to demonstrate policy services and online learning opportunities at various kiosks; and to help you sign up to receive IASB news and information. Take advantage of ample seating to recharge and reconnect before heading to the next session. Large monitors will display the live stream from Twitter (#ILjac18), plus photo highlights from the Conference for you to enjoy.

Saturday November 17, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

Second General Session - Ruby Bridges
Ruby Bridges is an American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement when she was six years old and in the youngest of a group of African-American students to integrate schools in the American South. When she was four years old, her family moved to New Orleans. Two years later a test was given to the city’s African-American schoolchildren to determine which students could enter all-white schools. Bridges passed the test and was selected for enrollment at the city’s William Frantz Elementary School.
Of the six African-American students designated to integrate the school, Bridges was the only one to enroll. On November 14, 1960, her first day, she was escorted to school by four federal marshals. Bridges spent the entire day in the principal’s office as irate parents marched into the school to remove their children. On Bridges’ second day, Barbara Henry, a young teacher from Boston, began to teach her.
Bridges’ bravery inspired the Norman Rockwell painting The Problem We All Live With (1964), which depicts the young Bridges walking to school between two sets of marshals, a racial epithet marking the wall behind them.

She is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, which she formed in 1999 to promote "the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences."

Saturday November 17, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

All Day—Exhibition of Educational Environments
Plan to give yourself ample time to see and learn about new school services, products, and equipment. The Exhibit of School Services, Products, and Equipment has been part of the Joint Annual Conference for 69 years as well as an integral part of the Conference experience for participants. A complete list of exhibitors by name, description, and booth number will be available in the official Conference Program and on the Conference app.

Saturday November 17, 2018 8:30am - 2:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus Hallway, Ballroom Level

10:00am CST

Jim Burgett Book Signing
Jim Burgett, author and panel presenter, will be signing copies of his books, “Art of School Boarding” and “The School Principal’s Toolbook”

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

10:00am CST

Jim Fritts Book Signing
Jim Fritts, author, will be signing copies of his books, “Essentials of Illinois School Finance” and “Good School Maintenance”

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

10:00am CST

Ruby Bridges Book Signing
Second General Session Speaker, Ruby Bridges, will be signing copies of her book, “Through My Eyes”

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

10:00am CST

Michael Lubelfeld & Nick Polyak Book Signing
Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak, will be signing copies of their books, “The Unlearning Leader” and “Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable”

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

10:00am CST

10:30am CST

Meet Your Field Services Director
Come meet Larry Dirks, Field Services Director for the Abe Lincoln, Kaskaskia, Southwestern, and Two Rivers divisions and Perry Hill, IV, Field Services Diburgrector for the South Cook, West Cook, and Three Rivers divisions

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Deliberate Outcomes
Deliberate Outcomes
April Stallworth, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Recording Secretary for the D219 Board of Education. Winner of the 2015 American Society of Administrative Professionals Eureka! Award

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Swissotel, Vevey I-II-III-IV

10:30am CST

Family Engagement: Beyond the Newsletter and P/T Conference
Often schools limit family engagement activities to what is easy to measure: Newsletters, attendance at parent/teacher conferences, etc. We'll discuss how PTA programs and resources can help schools create meaningful family engagement that makes a difference in student achievement.
Presenters: Brian Minsker, President; and Greg Hobbs, Illinois PTA Southern Region Director.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Randolph 3, Concourse Level

10:30am CST

Superintendent Evaluation: It's a Team Effort
Superintendent evaluation is a process, not a one-time event. Learn about IASB’s best-practice approach to strengthening the board/superintendent relationship through a comprehensive evaluation process.
Presenters: Laura Martinez, Director, Field Services; and Reatha Owen, Senior Director, Field Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Roosevelt 3AB , Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

10:30am CST

Superintendent Employment Contracts
The school board's most important function is employment of the superintendent. At its base is the superintendent's contract. Enjoy a survey discussion of the elements of the contract and take the opportunity to ask questions of interest to you.
Moderator: Lance Landeck, Superintendent, Oakland CUSD 5. Presenters: Sara Boucek, Associate Director/Legal Counsel, Illinois Association of School Administrators; Stanley B. Eisenhammer, Attorney, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 6, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Creating a High-Quality New Teacher and Mentoring Program
Learn how to create a comprehensive and coherent two-year new teacher induction and mentoring program that focuses on how to train, support, and retain new teachers. Presenters will also address the importance and value of highly trained mentors who support new teachers.
Presenters: Beth Dalton, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources; and Jeanne Spiller, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Kildeer-Countryside SD 96.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 8, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Engaging Students with Low-Cost and No-Cost STEM Experiences
STEM learning is important for all students to experience, however tight budgets make finding the resources to support STEM learning difficult. Discover several low-cost or no-cost STEM experiences to kickstart your middle school STEM program without breaking the bank.
Presenters: Sid Haas, Board Vice President; Ryan Linnig, Superintendent; and Teri Rossman, Junior High Science/STEM and Principal, Dimmick CCSD 175.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

From Insight to Intervention: Putting Student Data to Work
ESSA and “Redefining Ready!” measures prompted this district to develop new reporting systems. The goal: Use data for preventative action supporting students, rather than reaction. Learn how to use summative assessments, program data, and student data to develop intelligence reports.
Presenters: Karen Sullivan, Superintendent; and Kathy Pease, Chief Academic Officer, Indian Prairie School District 204; Mike English, President/CEO, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Bond, Build, Open: 3,600 students, Six Sites, Four Years
With an $89 million referendum (67 percent voter approval), Quincy SD 172 is building five new K-5 elementary schools and a ninth-grade high school addition. Discuss the challenges of successfully planning the referendum, land acquisition, design and construction, equitable boundaries, and a smoothly staged transition.
Moderator: Carol Nichols, Board Member, Quincy Public Schools 172.
Presenters: Sheldon Bailey, Board Member; Mike Troup, Board Member; and Roy Webb, Superintendent, Quincy Public Schools 172; Todd Moore, PE, President, Architechnics.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 1, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Illinois Report Card: New Data, New Uses for Policymakers
The new Illinois Report Card contains more data about your school than ever before. Attend this session to learn about metrics for school funding, teacher evaluation, and postsecondary results of graduates. An introduction to educator dashboards in MyIRC is included.
Moderator: Kristin Brynteson, Director of Professional Development, Center for P-20 Engagement at Northern Illinois University and Board Member, Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424.
Presenters: Alan Clemens, Director, Illinois Report Card, Northern Illinois University; Patrick Payne, Director of Data Strategies and Analytics, Illinois State Board of Education.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 5, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Turning Distress into Success
With student anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide reaching alarming levels, districts must develop and implement innovative policies and practices to ensure student well-being. The panel shares successes both in promoting mental health and responding to tragic crises.
Moderator: Sally Davis, Board Member, Lake Forest CHSD 115.
Presenters: John Maher, Assistant Director of Educational Services, Lake Forest CHSD 115; Glenn "Max" McGee, President, Hazzard Young Attea Associates; Michael Simeck, Superintendent; and Anne Whipple, Director of Communications, Lake Forest SD 67 and CHSD 115.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 10, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

General Assembly: Spring 2019 Focus
The Chairs of the House and Senate Education Committees and ISBE’s General Counsel will discuss what they see coming in the next General Assembly now that the most expensive gubernatorial election in our nation's history has just ended.
Moderator: Brent Clark, Executive Director, IASA.
Presenters: Rep. Will Davis, 30th District, East Hazel Crest; Sen. Jennifer Bartino-Tarrant, 49th District, Plainfield; Stephanie Jones, General Counsel, Illinois State Board of Education.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

10:30am CST

Educational Technology Stories...But Make it Quick
Learn, in story format, how five high school districts have used innovative practices to enhance educational technology. The Ignite! format is a presentation style of five minutes with 20 automatic advancing slides. Q&A after each presentation.
Moderator: Richard Voltz, Associate Director/Professional Development, IASA.
Presenters #1: William Shields, Superintendent, CCSD 93 (Bloomingdale); Art Fessler, Superintendent, Comm Cons SD 59 (Arlington Heights); Anthony McConnell, Superintendent, Deerfield SD 109; Carrie Hruby, Superintendent, O’Fallon CCSD 90; Courtney Orzel, Superintendent, Lemont-Bromberek  CUSD 113A;  Kevin Russel, Superintendent, Chicago Ridge SD 127.5.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Borrow or Not? Bonds: Current Market and Regulatory Environment
Discuss factors to guide your bond issuance decision-making process. Topics include recent developments in the municipal bond market, an update of the current market and interest rate environment, and the impact of federal income tax reform and securities law enforcement actions.
Moderator: Brittany Flaherty Theis, Attorney, Whitt Law LLC and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.
Presenters: Jennifer Hermes, Chief Operating Officer and CSBO, Lake Forest SD 67 and 115; Elizabeth Hennessy, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.; Anjali Vij, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 9, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Special Education Funding
Gain an understanding of sources for special education funding and current issues in the special education world.
Presenters: Julie Jilek, Assistant Superintendent and CSBO, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization; Sarah Lager, Assistant Business Manager, Cooperative Association for Special Education; Reiley Straub, Director/Business and Operations, North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC).

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 7, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Executive Search Process
Selecting a superintendent may be the most important responsibility a board undertakes. Learn the steps and review critical aspects of a search. This panel is designed to assist anyone anticipating a superintendent, assistant superintendent, business manager, director, or principal change.
Moderator: Thomas Leahy, Director, Executive Searches, IASB.
Presenters: Timothy Buss, Consultant, Executive Searches; Catherine Finger, Consultant, Executive Searches; Alan Molby, Consultant, Executive Searches; and Jim Helton, Consultant, Executive Searches, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal C, Lobby Level

10:30am CST

Transforming School Culture by Connecting with the Community
School boards desire to better engage their community, but what specific strategies should districts employ? Attendees will learn how boards must be intentional about engaging their community and discover how a good community engagement plan complements the board/superintendent relationship.
Moderator: Patrick Rice, Director/Equity Director, Field Services, IASB.
Presenters: David Bartz, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Illinois University; Gary Dolinko, Board President; and Kate Donegan, Superintendent, Skokie SD 73.5; Elizabeth Reynolds, Superintendent, Calumet Public SD 132.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Affecting Student Outcomes with Effective Policy Governance
An effective board has a strong connection with its policies, continually engaging in its policymaking roles. Dust off your policy manual, and explore how the contents can come to life and lead to measurable improvement of student outcomes.
Presenters: Angie Powell, Director, Policy Services; and Boyd Fergurson, Consultant, Policy Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 2, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

10:30am CST

Excelling Through Shared Leadership
How does the board/superintendent relationship work best? By letting go and sharing leadership. Sound too good to be true? Listen to how Knoxville CUSD 202 committed to self-improvement and has earned IASB Board Governance Recognition since 2014 through shared leadership.
Presenters: Steve Wilder, Superintendent; Patrick Callahan, Board President; and Tammy Myers, Board Vice President, Knoxville CUSD 202.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Legislative Issues Impacting School Districts
Discuss, with a panel of experienced legislators, hot topics of the 2018 legislative session (the budget, income tax, pensions, cost shift, mandates, etc.) and how these issues will impact Illinois school districts.
Moderator: Calvin Jackson, Legislative Consultant, Illinois ASBO.
Presenters: Sen. Scott Bennett, 52nd District, Champaign; Tony Smith, State Superintendent of Education, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); Sen. Chuck Weaver, 37th District, Peoria.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal B, Lobby Level

10:30am CST

Winning at the Bargaining Table: The Obvious Secrets
Negotiating an agreement requires planning and preparation. Learn how to (i) draft initial offers that set the stage for the desired outcome; (ii) use hypothetical questions (“supposals”) to drive the negotiations; and (iii) implement the agreement.
Presenters: H. Allen Yow, Attorney, Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Samantha Dudzinski, Attorney, Rammelkamp Bradney, P.C., and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Adam Ehrman, Superintendent, New Berlin CUSD 16; Dustin Day, Superintendent, Waverly CUSD 6.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

10:30am CST

Legal and Administrative Perspectives: Transgender Students
Using existing legal frameworks and recognizing the current political landscape, this panel will share supportive practices for transgender students that comply with law, consider community feedback, and ensure students are safe and learning at school.
Presenters: Jennifer A. Smith, Partner, Franczek Radelet PC; Laura Taylor, Deputy Superintendent, Champaign CUSD 4.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 4, Ballroom Level IV

10:30am CST

Educational Policy in an Age of Student Activism
Students are increasingly taking an active role in debates over hot-button topics, from immigration, to women’s rights, to gun control. How does student activism work in a school setting? What limits can be placed on student protests without infringing on student rights?
Presenters: Dawn M. Hinkle, Attorney, Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Tamara B. Starks, Attorney, Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency D, Regency Level

10:30am CST

School Safety: Active Shooter
Discuss developing simple plans to incorporate "Run, Hide, Fight" in school safety plans.
Moderator: Kara Kienzler, Associate Executive Director, Communications, IASB Presenter: Jason Wilson, Trooper and Safety Education Officer, Illinois State Police.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 1ABC, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

10:30am CST

School Safety: Working with Local Law Enforcement
This presentation will explore how DuPage HSD 88 has worked with law enforcement, local governments, and community organizations to prepare action plans and security measures to ensure the safety of students at all times.
Moderator: Seth Chapman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, St. Charles CUSD 303 Presenters: Michael Bolden, Principal, Addison Trail High School; Dan Krause, Principal, Willowbrook High School; Joe Moranowicz, Deputy Chief of Police, Addison Police Department; Dani Brink, Director of Community Relations, and Scott Helton, Superintendent, DuPage HSD 88.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 3, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

10:30am CST

Like Google for Kids: How a Tech Icon Inspires Learning
When replacing an 85-year-old school, Sunset Ridge chose to completely reimagine how a school can support the unique needs of its students. The new school's organization and appearance is decidedly non-school-like: An innovative space to learn, explore, play, grow, and connect.
Moderator: Brad Paulsen, Senior Vice President, Wight & Company.
Presenters: Edward Stange, Superintendent; and Thomas Beerheide, Chief School Business Official, Sunset Ridge SD 29; Wendy Watts, Interior Architecture Lead, Wight & Company; Amy Yurko, Principal, BrainSpaces, Inc.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Randolph 1AB, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

10:30am CST

Recruiting, Retaining, and Sustaining Innovative Principals
Not breaking news: Principal leadership is critical for student success. Join us to learn the mindset and strategies needed to attract the best school leaders and keep them forever.
Moderator: Jason Leahy, Executive Director, Illinois Principals Association.
Presenter: Susan Homes, Deputy Executive Director, Illinois Principals Association; Thomas Mahoney, Superintendent, Oregon CUSD 220; Paula Crane, Superintendent, Prairie Central CUSD 8; Daniel Booth, Superintendent, Carbondale ESD 95.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal A, Lobby Level

10:30am CST

IASB Delegate Assembly
Delegate Assembly gives member districts ownership in the Association and the opportunity to establish the direction of IASB and its major policies. Every member district has a delegate, a vote, and a voice.

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency AB, Regency Level

11:30am CST

Your Board Development Department
Come meet Sandra Kwasa, Director, Board Development and Dean Langdon, Associate Executive Director for Member Services, to discuss board training opportunities available from IASB

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

11:30am CST

Ray Lauk Book Signing
Ray Lauk, author, will be signing copies of his book, “Fuel For Learning”

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Meet Your Field Services Director
Come meet Laura Martinez, Field Services Director for the Kishwaukee, Northwest, and Starved Rock divisions

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Anticipating the Unthinkable (School Safety)
Anticipating the Unthinkable (School Safety)
Carly Posey, School Safety Advocate, I Love You Foundation

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey I-II

12:30pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Don’t Shred That Yet: Digitizing Records in the Public School Setting
Don’t Shred That Yet: Digitizing Records in the Public School Setting
Presenters: Jennifer A. Mueller and Jeffrey C. Goelitz, Attorneys, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn, LLP and Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) members.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey III-IV

12:30pm CST

IASA's Aspiring Superintendents Academy: Illinois' Next School Leaders
The Illinois Association of School Administrators is now offering an Aspiring Superintendents Academy. This week-long summer experience helps prepare the next generation of superintendents. This session will discuss the 2016-2018 cohort experiences and future leadership opportunities.
Moderator: Dana Smith, Superintendent, Flossmoor SD 161.
Presenters: Michael Lubelfeld, Superintendent, North Shore SD 112; Nick Polyak, Superintendent, Leyden CHSD 212.


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Planning for Building Maintenance and Operating Expenditures
Panel members will discuss identifying, prioritizing, and budgeting for major building maintenance; setting staffing levels and budgets for building care; and sources of grant funds for energy conservation and other needs.
Moderator: James Fritts, Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University.
Presenters: Kerry Leonard, ; Ken Roiland, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Woodstock CUSD 200; Marion Kotecki, Senior Business Consultant, Honeywell.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Randolph 1AB, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

Parkland Lessons: Best Practices in Security Planning
Join us for a conversation with school administrators, life safety officials, and security technology experts as we discuss best practices and the ways in which school protocols, facility design, planning, and security can work to assist in keeping schools safe.
Moderator: Todd Stirn, Superintendent, Central School District 301 (Burlington).
Presenters: Stephen Nelson, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Educational Architecture, Larson & Darby Group and Board Vice President, Sycamore SD 427; John Shales, Co-Founder and CMO, BluePoint Alert Solutions; Mike Falese, Chief, Bartlett Fire Protection District and President, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association; Chuck Gruber, retired Chief of Police, Elgin Police Department and Past President, International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal C, Lobby Level

12:30pm CST

Interest-Based Bargaining Success Story
Dreading the next round of contract negotiations? Learn how one district used Interest-Based Bargaining to repair broken relationships with the teachers union, boost teacher morale, and learn to enjoy the process. Learn how the district launched IBB and get tips for success.
Moderator: Wendy Flaherty, Director of Operations/Treasurer, Keeneyville SD 20.
Presenters: Sara Bruno, Board Vice President; and Terry Karner, Keeneyville Education Association Vice President, Keeneyville SD 20; Mike Loizzi Jr., Partner, Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP and Member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Micro-Credentials: Competency-Based Skill Recognition for Leaders
Micro-credentialing provides personalized professional development (PD) and skill recognition for participants through a competency-based system. Learn how IPA's micro-credentialing program, utilizing the ELN platform, is changing the face of PD for educational leaders and business officials.
Moderator: P.J. Caposey, Superintendent, Meridian CUSD 223.
Presenters: Jason Leahy, Executive Director; Susan Homes, Deputy Executive Director; and Arlin Peebles, Online Professional Development Director, Illinois Principals Association.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal A, Lobby Level

12:30pm CST

Teacher Leadership and Creativity-Innovation Targeted Programs
Learn steps to improve school culture and student learning. Teacher Leadership invests in teachers and Creativity/Innovation bolsters learning in the classroom and instills positive, sustainable change where teachers are supported and students are encouraged to innovate.
Presenters: Michelle Beck, Director, Curriculum and Instruction; Mark Doan, Superintendent; Jason Fox, Assistant Superintendent; and Jennifer Fox, Principal, Effingham CUSD 40.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

PBIS: Improving Learning Through Creativity and Celebration
PBIS has been a tremendous addition to Jefferson Junior High. Learn the highs and lows of implementation, creative celebrations, and interventions, along with evidence of how this program has helped reduce student discipline, boost attendance, and increase student achievement.
Presenter: Justin Warnke, Principal, Woodridge SD 68.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Community Engagement: What's Working
Hear from two districts in the state about how they have used different processes for community engagement in their communities.
Moderator: Reatha Owen, Field Services Director, IASB.
Presenters: Representatives from Harlem SD 22; Representatives from selected districts across the state

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Crisis and Big Issue Communication
School shooting threat. Teacher strike. Employee misconduct. Are you prepared when a crisis strikes? Learn best practices from school communication professionals on how to prepare for and respond to a crisis and address other big issues.
Moderator: Adam Harris, Communications Coordinator, Arlington Heights School District 25.
Presenters: Denise Barr, Community Relations Coordinator, Crystal Lake CCSD 47; Morgan Delack, Chief Communication Officer, Palatine CCSD 15; Terri McHugh, Executive Director of Community Relations, Schaumburg CCSD 54; Shannon Podzimek, Director of Communications, CHSD 155 (Crystal Lake).

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 8, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Partnering with a Purpose: Building a Pathway to Trust
Purposeful partnering is a cornerstone to building community trust. Learn how to organize your partnering strategy by using a unique step-by-step "Vertical" method to identify targeted levels of integration, shared stakeholder outcomes, and expanded outreach opportunities.
Moderator: Paul Enderle, Superintendent, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123.
Presenters: Larry Fetchko, Community Liaison Officer; and Brian Nichols, Board President, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 7, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students
Over-identification of externalizing behaviors has led District 47 to adopt universal screening tools that offer an opportunity for early identification of social-emotional needs. This has also led to proactive interventions to address concerns before leading to more serious mental health issues.
Presenters: Helena Hernquist, Social Emotional Coach; Kristin Schmidt, Assistant Director of Special Education; and Tracy Walsh, Social Worker, Crystal Lake CCSD 47.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 10, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

The Boardroom: Moving Racial Equity from Theory to Practice
School board members from Evanston D65 and D202 will discuss why the focus on racial equity in schools is critical to the achievement of all students, and how board members seek to identify all forms of racial inequity in schools.
Presenters: Suni Kartha, Board President; and Anya Tanyavutti, Board Vice President, Evanston/Skokie SD 65; Monique Parsons, Board Vice President; and Pat Savage-Williams, Board President, Evanston THSD 202.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

IHSA Update on Current Issues and Happenings
Illinois High School Association Executive Director Craig Anderson will provide updates for attendees on trends and issues involving the IHSA and its member schools.
Presenter: Craig Anderson, Executive Director, IHSA.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Randolph 3, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

Renovating Older Buildings: A Blueprint for Success
Learn how to identify, plan, and implement the processes Oak Grove used to complete a five-year renovation of district facilities. Discover how to conduct a building assessment, plan and budget the remodel, and finish in the short summer construction timeframe.
Presenters: Peter Graves, President, GravesDesignGroup; Lonny Lemon, Superintendent; and Kurt Valentin, Chief School Business Officer, Oak Grove SD 68/Green Oaks; Jay Ripsky, Senior Manager, Pepper Construction Company.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 1, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Basics of School Finance: Revenues
Learn about local revenue, property tax cycles and the ins and outs of the tax levy. Also, learn the ropes about Evidence-Based Funding, categoricals, and federal revenues.
Moderator: Sonya Fitzpatrick, Senior Finance Specialist, Chicago Public SD 299.
Presenters: Stephen Miller, Senior Product Manager, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.; Kyle Harding, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 9, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

From Soup to Nuts: Issuing Debt, Investing the Proceeds
Panelists will walk attendees from the beginning of the bond issuance process through investment of bond proceeds and highlight best practices and current market conditions so districts position for the best possible financial outcomes given state and federal laws.
Presenters: Tammie Beckwith Schallmo, Senior Vice President/Managing Director; and Bob Lewis, Senior Vice President/Managing Director, PMA Securities, Inc.; Fenil Patel, Senior Vice President/Investment Services, PMA Financial Network, Inc.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal B, Lobby Level

12:30pm CST

Preparing the Next Generation of Educational Leaders
Presenters will discuss the ongoing, collaborative efforts of members of professional organizations, universities, and school districts to develop, implement, and modify training programs for the next generation of school leaders using a “systems-orientation” approach.
Moderator: Marleis Trover, Associate Professor, McKendree University.
Presenters: Guy Banicki, Associate Professor, Illinois State University; George Fero, Professor, McKendree University; Mary Herrmann, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign; Brad Hutchison, Instructional Professor, Illinois State University.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 3, Ballroom Level IV

12:30pm CST

Setting District Goals and Direction
Whether you call it setting district goals, strategic planning, or mission work, school boards are responsible for clarifying the district’s purpose. Define key goal-setting terms and hear how one school board used IASB to do this work the right way.
Moderator: Perry Hill IV, Director, Field Services, IASB.
Presenters: Representatives of Lockport SD 91.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand B, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Board and Superintendent Relations
To provide good district governance, the superintendent and board members must work together as a team. Explore five key areas that are foundational to a good board/superintendent relationship. Blue Ridge CUSD 18 will share experiences in building a strong relationship.
Moderator: Larry Dirks, Director, Field Services, IASB.
Presenters: Franci Miller, Board Secretary; and Susan Wilson, Superintendent, Blue Ridge CUSD 18.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Roosevelt 3AB , Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

Dealing With Conflict on Your Board
Everyone wants students to succeed, but what happens when there are disagreements on the board? Is student achievement impacted when there is conflict? Examine common causes of conflict, unintended consequences, and how districts may respond to board conflict.
Moderator: Patrick Rice, Director/Equity Director, Field Services, IASB.
Presenters: Amy Armstrong, Board Vice President; and Christopher Kloeppel, Board President, Champaign CUSD 4; Larry Lilly, Superintendent; and Michelle Skinlo, Board President, Mattoon CUSD 2.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand D, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

Policy 101: Good Governance in IASB's Policy Reference Manual
Join us as we examine the good governance principles found in Section 2, School Board, of the IASB Policy Reference Manual.
Presenter: Brian Zumpf, Director, Policy Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 2, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

Classrooms First Collaborative: A Model for Success
Obtain an overview of how three districts partnered to ensure that students from Pre-K through 12th grade become college and career ready. We will share our Intergovernmental agreement and the framework we use to collaborate on important issues.
Presenters: Margaret Clauson, Superintendent, Skokie SD 69; Beth Flores, Superintendent, Golf SD 67; Steven Isoye, Superintendent; and Steven Shadel, Executive Director of K-12 STEM and Literacy, Niles THSD 219.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency D, Regency Level

12:30pm CST

Federal Issues Update
Hear the latest on federal issues being discussed in Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Susan Hilton, Director of Governmental Relations, IASB.
Presenter: Deborah Rigsby, Program Director, Lobbying and Federal Legislation, National School Boards Association.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

12:30pm CST

Legal Developments: The More Things Change …
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Review and examine significant events and developments in the recent past and look forward to issues anticipated in the coming year.
Moderator: Ryan Berry, Chief School Business Official, Skokie SD 68.
Presenters: G. Robb Cooper, Partner, Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper & Gilbert, LTD and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; A. Lynn Himes, Partner, Scariano, Himes, & Petrarca, CHTD and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand EF, Ballroom Level

12:30pm CST

School Safety: Practical Strategies to Assess, Prevent, and Respond
This presentation will apprise attendees on how to identify potential threats, give strategies to prevent shootings and respond to shooter situations, and walk through procedures to employ armed security officers. Potential legal issues will be covered.
Moderator: Deanna Sullivan, Director of Governmental Relations, IASB Presenters: Barney Mundorf, Attorney, Guin Mundorf LLC and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Wayne White, Police Officer and Board Member, Collinsville CUSD 10; Steve Webb, Superintendent, Goreville CUSD 1.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 1ABC, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

School Safety: Using ALICE Training
As active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly, this panel will discuss how the school district used A.L.I.C.E. training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) to provide an option-based approach for intruders in school buildings.
Moderator: Ronald Madlock, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations IASB Presenter: Lynette Zimmer, Superintendent; and Mark Vierck, Facilities Manager, Lake Villa CCSD 41; Vic Wight, Palombi Middle School Principal.

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 3, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

12:30pm CST

School Safety 101: Changing the Culture
Research consistently indicates that students who are exposed to violence have difficulties in school. Discuss recent lessons learned and consider common-sense tactics to mitigate threats to our schools.
Moderator: Julie Kraemer, Superintendent, Hutsonville CUSD 1.
Presenter: Steve Webb, Superintendent, Goreville CUSD 1

Saturday November 17, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 6, Ballroom Level IV

1:45pm CST

2:00pm CST

Current Trends in Collective Bargaining and Contract Management
This session will cover issues in collective bargaining, contract management, and labor relations. Two experienced labor relations attorneys (labor and management) will present current information and host a Q&A session regarding collective bargaining.
Moderator: Jason Henry, Superintendent, Sesser-Valier CUSD 196.
Presenters: Brian Braun, Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.; Robert Lyon, Associate General Counsel, Illinois Education Association.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 6, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Effective Meetings: Productive Boards
The term "school board" is virtually synonymous with "meetings." A board needs to be good at conducting meetings. Evaluate your meetings and learn and share best practices necessary to conduct an effective board meeting, making good use of available time.
Presenter: Sandra Kwasa, Director, Board Development, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Giving Students a Voice: Student-Led Conferences
Out with the old, in with the new: Learn how to put students in the driver's seat for your school conferences. Participants will follow one school's journey to scrap the traditional parent-teacher conference model in favor of student-led conferences.
Presenters: Caitlin Watson, Principal, West Prairie Middle School; Corinne Biswell, Agriculture Teacher, West Prairie High School and Middle School; and Carol Kilver, Superintendent, West Prairie CUSD 103.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 1, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Is This Thing On? Amplifying the Right Board Messages
The board of education needs to have a plan and be clear about communication details -- the how, what, who, and when. Learn valuable strategies to use to be sure the right messages are being shared with stakeholders.
Moderator: Amy Melinder, Director of Community Engagement, Woodridge School District 68.
Presenters: Brett Clark, Director of Communications, Maine Township High School District 207; Erica Loiacono, Director of Public Relations, Community Unit School District 200; Laura Sprague, Communications Coordinator/FOIA Officer, Geneva Community Unit School District 304; Bernadette Tramm, Public Information Coordinator/FOIA Officer, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 8, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Making it Personal: What’s Changed Since You Went to School
Learn how D115 is developing new structures and learning opportunities to support a personalized approach to education. Through district-wide planning and implementation, D115 has connected mastery learning, flexible learning spaces, and technology to support personalized education.
Moderator: Tim Shimp, Superintendent, Yorkville CUSD 115.
Presenters: Ryan Adkins, Director of Technology; Nick Baughman, Associate Superintendent; Robert Brenart, Board Vice President; and Lynn Burks, Board President, Yorkville CUSD 115.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 2, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

2:00pm CST

Accommodating RIFs via Effective School District Leadership
Using best practices in curriculum and human resources leadership, school districts will collectively assess the impact of reductions-in-force (RIFs) and discuss strategies to preserve, improve, and expand educational opportunities for students during tough financial times.
Moderators: Daniel R. Tomal, Distinguished Professor of Leadership, Concordia University Chicago.
Presenters: Paul J. Goldrick, Board Member; Michael W. Meyer, Principal, Beecher Junior High School; Edward J. Palmisano, Board Member; and Nathan S. Schilling, Superintendent, Lansing SD 158 .

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

Building Bridges of Equity
Berwyn North SD 98 will share its equity journey along with tools that can be used in any school district. Students experience positive academic and non-academic advantages when a laser-like equity focus is aligned, systemic, and sustainable.
Moderator: Carmen Ayala, Superintendent, Berwyn North SD 98.
Presenters: Adam Mounce, Board President; and Brian Swade, Board Vice President, Berwyn North SD 98; Bea Young, Consultant, Bea Young Associates.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Agricultural Science and Animal Husbandry Facility
Okaw Valley’s Agricultural Science and Husbandry Facility will be a 5,000-square-foot animal agriculture building that includes a 1,500-square-foot classroom, 2,000-square-foot animal handling facility, and a 1,500-square-foot animal housing structure.
Moderator: Kent Stauder, Superintendent, Okaw Valley CUSD 302.
Presenters: Ross Forlines, Middle School Principal; Matt Shoaff, High School Principal; and Wes Wise, Agriculture Teacher, Okaw Valley CUSD 302; Damien Schlitt, Architect, BLDD Architects, Inc.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal A, Lobby Level

2:00pm CST

Building Genius: Creating New Thinking Spaces for Students
What are the attributes of student-centered learning environments, and why is this important? Review exemplar case studies, listen to educators with experience, and learn about the surprising findings showing how learning environments can set the stage for improved student achievement.
Presenters: Paul Fregeau, Superintendent, Decatur DSD 61; Lindsey Hall, Superintendent, Mahomet-Seymour CUSD 3; Sam Johnson, Director; and Rachel Emmons, Software Solutions/Data Analyst, BLDD Architects.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Randolph 1AB, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

2:00pm CST

Basics of School Finance: Expenditures
Learn about basic business office operations, specifically the business administrator’s role in managing cash, meeting budget responsibilities, overseeing the expenditure process, purchasing, and state financial reporting.
Moderator: Dan Brandolino, Director/Business Development, Midwest Mechanical.
Presenters: Betsy Allen, Audit Principal, Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd.; Scott Beranek, CFO, Riverside-Brookfield THSD 208.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 9, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Monthly Budget Analysis: A Link to Operational Forecasting
Fundamental principles of financial analysis begin with monthly data analysis and reporting for performance. We will examine techniques and tools that focus on the strategic value of linking month-to-month financial activity with a forecasted year-end position and multi-year projection.
Presenters: Tim Keeley, Assistant Superintendent for Business/CSBO, Addison SD 4; David Torres, Senior Product Manager, Forecast5 Analytics.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand B, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Understanding the Evidence-Based Funding Model
Learn the rationale behind the Evidence-Based Funding Model, adequacy target, local capacity target, and final percent of adequacy by examining the research that supports this new model's positive impact on student learning and achievement.
Moderator: Melissa Mickey, Director/Business Services and CSBO, Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125.
Presenters: Edward Brophy, Assistant Superintendent/Operations, Forest Park SD 9; Michael Jacoby, Executive Director/CEO, Illinois ASBO; Eric Miller, Assistant Superintendent/Business Services and CSBO, Glenview CCSD 34.



Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand EF, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Exploring the Benefits of a Board Self-Evaluation
The purpose of board self-evaluations will be presented, along with available IASB options. Following an introductory presentation, representatives from the Evergreen Park ESD 124 governance team will share their board self-evaluation experiences.
Presenters: Perry Hill, Director, Field Services, IASB; Robert Machak, Superintendent; and Kimberly Leonard, Board President, Evergreen Park ESD 124.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Board Conflict
Conflict on a school board is inevitable, it's the nature of democracy. Explore the "trifecta" of board conflict: Roles, Opinions, and Personalities, and obtain insight into identifying the source of conflict, as well as tools to help resolve it.
Presenter: Larry Dirks, Director, Field Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand D, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Board Leadership: Rebuilding Collaborative Culture and Climate
Learn one district’s process for creating and implementing a system of innovative team building, district-wide, to improve student growth and teacher leadership. Leave with confidence and an action plan to build a collaborative district culture and climate for effective change.
Presenters: Bhavna Sharma-Lewis, Superintendent; and Lisa Yaffe, Board President, Diamond Lake SD 76.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Crystal B, Lobby Level

2:00pm CST

Does Your Board Have a Monitoring Plan?
An essential role of the school board is to consistently monitor district performance. Learn about IASB's practical approach for effectively monitoring district performance and improvement through board policy.
Presenters: Dean Langdon, Associate Executive Director, Member Services; and Reatha Owen, Director, Field Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

Legislative Issues Impacting School Districts
This panel of experienced legislators will discuss the hot topics of the 2018 legislative session and how these issues will impact Illinois school districts.
Moderator: Zach Messersmith, Director, Governmental Relations.  
Presenters: Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, 49th District, Plainfield; Rep. Tom Demmer, 90th District, Rochelle; Sen. Chuck Weaver, 37th District, Peoria;  Rep.  Fred Crespo, 44th District,
Streamwood.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency AB, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

Charity Begins at Home: The Hospital Tax Exemption Dispute
Panel will provide an overview of the ongoing legal dispute concerning the constitutionality of the law granting charitable property tax exemptions to nonprofit hospitals and its ramifications for public education in Illinois.
Presenters: John M. Izzo, Attorney, Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Eugene C. Edwards, Attorney, Hauser, Izzo, Petrarca, Gleason & Stillman, LLC, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

2:00pm CST

You've Been Warned: Public Schools and the Duty to Warn
Your district psychologist learns that a student plans to harm other students. What can the district do? What must it not do? We will discuss what the “Duty to Warn” means to you, how one district met its obligations, and how your district can keep students safe.
Presenters: Walter J. Zukowski, Attorney, Zukowski Law Offices, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; James S. Peters, Attorney, Zukowski Law Offices, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Jeffrey Prusator, Superintendent, Mendota THSD 280.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency D, Regency Level

2:00pm CST

School Safety: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media
This panel will discuss methods to identify, react to, and prevent cyberbullying, sexting, and other dangers of students with technology and social media.
Moderator: Jeff Vose, Regional Superintendent of Schools, Sangamon-Menard Region Presenter: Rich Wistocki, retired Detective, Be Sure Consulting: Technology Training For Schools and Law Enforcement.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 3, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

2:00pm CST

School Safety: Securing School Buildings and Facilities
This panel will feature law enforcement professionals who have a strong relationship with their school district discussing best practices in securing school buildings, facilities, and grounds.
Moderator: Alison Maley, Governmental Relations Diretor, Illinois Principals' Association Presenters: Jon Quast, Lieutenant, Peoria County Sheriff's Office; Steve Roegge, Lieutenant, Peoria Police Department.

2:00pm CST

Advisory, Enrichment, and Intervention to Meet SEL Need
High School District 230 added an Advisory, Enrichment and Intervention period to the school day to address social and emotional needs at no extra cost to the district. See how the school board, administration and teachers collaborate to support students.
Moderator: James Gay, Superintendent, CHSD 230 (Orland Park).
Presenters: Richard Nogal, Board President; Bob Nolting, Principal, Andrew High School; Mary Pat Carr, Head Dean, Stagg High School; and Meredith Sheriff, Guidance Director, Sandburg High School, CHSD 230 (Orland Park).

2:00pm CST

R-Gen: How Education has Evolved for Today's Learners
Learn how one high school changed learning by allowing students to create their own individual own learning paths that align with their personal interests and future goals.
Presenters: Paul Draniczarek, School Board President; Jennifer Kelsall, Superintendent; Chris Uhle, Principal; and Student Representative, Ridgewood CHSD 234.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheraton 2, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Addressing Local Hunger through Service Learning with Ag
Learn how students have become engaged in community service, entrepreneurship, and consumer education by growing food for a food pantry or school cafeteria. Investigating local hunger issues drives more interest in community service which leads to increased engagement in coursework.
Moderator: Lucas Allen, District II Program Advisor, Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education.
Presenters: Riley Hintzsche, Agricultural Educator/FFA Advisor; Matthew Seaton, Superintendent; Cora Walker, Edible Acre Student Manager; and Earl Woeltje, Board President, Streator THSD 40.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 7, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness for Our Students
Join us to discuss PWR Act implementation in Belvidere CUSD 100. By focusing on college and career readiness endorsements, aligning to the PaCE Framework benchmarks, piloting transitional math and receiving approval as a competency pilot, we are guaranteeing student success.
Presenters: Nikolas Butenhoff, Director of Career Readiness; Dave Carson, Assistant Superintendent; and Dan Woestman, Superintendent, Belvidere CUSD 100; Gina Caronna, Director, Regional P-20 Network, Northern Illinois University.

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago 10, Ballroom Level IV

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Four Lenses Training (4LENS) (Pre-Registration required)
Four Lenses Training (4LENS)
Presenter: Rick Reimann, Senior Master Sgt., 183d Wing Human Resource Advisor, Illinois Air National Guard

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey I-II

2:00pm CST

Administrative Professionals' Program - Policy Part 1: Maintaining your Board Policy Manual with PRESS Plus /Policy Part 2: Policy Questions and Answers
Policy Part 1: Maintaining your Board Policy Manual with PRESS Plus /Policy Part 2: Policy Questions and Answers
Presenter: Angie Powell, Director of Policy Services, IASB

Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Swissotel, Vevey III-IV

3:30pm CST

Meet Your Field Services Director
Come meet Dee Molinare, Field Services Director for the DuPage, Lake, and North Cook divisions, Patrick Rice, Field Services Director for the Egyptian, Illini, Shawnee, and Wabash Valley divisions and Reatha Owen, Senior Field Services Director for the Blackhawk, Central Illinois Valley, Corn Belt, and Western  divisions

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus GH, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Building Trauma-Sensitive Community Schools
Many students face profound adversity and poverty that impacts their ability to learn. This session will explore how schools can become trauma-sensitive and build effective partnerships with health and community organizations to help students find success.
Moderator: Jo Anderson, Jr., Co-Executive Director, Consortium for Educational Change.
Presenters: Dalyn Drown, Burr Oak Academy School Principal, Calumet Public School District 132; Thomas J. Lenz, Senior Consultant, Millennia Consulting; Mary Jane Morris, Co-Executive Director, Consortium for Educational Change; Julie Shellberg, retired Superintendent and Consultant for the Partnership for Resilience, Ridgeland School District 122.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Decisions, Decisions
Is it a board decision, a superintendent decision, or somewhere in between? Understand the nuances of decision-making in an interactive session with real-life scenarios.
Presenters: Sandra Kwasa, Director, Board Development; and Laura Martinez, Director, Field Services, IASB.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

5Essentials Survey: It REALLY Matters to School Boards
The 5Essentials Survey provides insight into the minds of teachers, students, and parents regarding their school’s climate and culture. Why do so many districts ignore this valuable data? Learn what it is, and what it can tell you about your schools.
Presenter: Steve Herkert, Director of Services, Regional Office of Education #8, Freeport.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Teacher Compensation Model Based on Revenue and Performance
Learn the process of negotiating from a traditional to an enhanced compensation model. Model components will be provided and demonstrated to deepen participants’ understanding. Various modifications and how to tailor the model to school districts will be presented and discussed.
Moderator: Vince Engstrom, Board President, Benjamin SD 25.
Presenters: Shelley Clark, Business Manager; Philip Ehrhardt, Superintendent; and Anna Taylor, Board Secretary, Benjamin SD 25; Justin Petrarca, School Board Attorney, Scariano, Himes, Petrarca, Chtd. and Member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand B, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

K-12 Education at Crossroads: Rural Schools in the Crosshairs
With public education at a significant crossroads, rural schools find themselves in a precarious position. We will discuss the teacher shortage, school funding reform (equity/equality), an outdated delivery system, and the constant notion that consolidation will solve our problems.
Presenters: David Ardrey, Executive Director, Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS); Edwin Shoemate, Board President, AIRSS and Superintendent, Cobden CUSD 17; and Patrick Twomey, Superintendent, Macomb CUSD 185.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Michigan 3, Concourse Level, Lakeshore Meeting Suites

3:30pm CST

ESSA Site-Based Reporting on School Report Cards
Beginning in fall of 2019, school districts will report expenditures based on each individual site. Learn what community and board members need to know about the site-based allocation process and what information will appear on the annual School Report Card.
Moderator: Jordi Camps, Executive Director of Business Services, East Maine SD 63.
Presenters: Jan Bush, Business Manager, Murphysboro CUSD 186; Stacey Mallek, Assistant Superintendent/Business and CSBO, Arlington Heights SD 25; Melissa Rodde-Morgese, Head Accountant and CSBO, Elmwood Park CUSD 401.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand EF, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Financial Challenges and Responsibility: Innovative Savings
Uncertain state funding levels led Belleville THSD 201 to new collaborative initiatives with neighboring school districts to save money and improve efficiency. Partnerships in food service and transportation helped the district save over $1 million in the 2017-2018 school year.
Moderator: Kurt Schroeder, Board President, Belleville THSD 201.
Presenters: Jeff Dosier, Superintendent; Josh Lane, Principal; and Brian Mentzer, Assistant Superintendent, Belleville THSD 201.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand D, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

The Story of Bringing STEM Alive Through Literature - CANCELLED
(This session has been cancelled.)

Learn how Bloomington SD 87 and Northern Illinois University's STEM Read program have worked together to develop and facilitate innovative STEAM learning experiences based on popular fiction for more than 600 students across the district.
Moderator: Kristin Brynteson, Director of Professional Development, Center for P-20 Engagement at Northern Illinois University.
Presenters: Gillian King-Cargile, STEM Read Director, Northern Illinois University; Lauren Cottrell, Library Media Specialist; and Mary Yount, Board Member, Bloomington District 87.

3:30pm CST

Illinois Attendance Commission Hearing: Every Student Counts - Every Day Matters
Illinois Attendance Commission Hearing. Student Attendance has become a critical data point for school district recognition, funding & serving student needs. The Illinois Attendance Commission will share important changes in attendance & seeks your feedback. Join the discussion, bringing your challenges, observations &recommendations!
Antoinette Taylor, Chairwoman, Commissioner, Illinois Attendance Commission; Jennifer Gill, Commissioner, Springfield SD 186; Scott Wakeley, Commissioner, Bradley-Bourbonnais CHSD 307; and Deanna Sullivan, Commissioner, Director of Governmental Relations, IASB

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency AB, Regency Level

3:30pm CST

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Review the legislative process in Springfield and play interactive roles in a legislative debate and discussion to better understand the proceedings.
Moderator: Micheal DeBartolo, Assistant Superintendent/Finance and Operations and CSBO, Prospect Heights SD 23.
Presenters: Todd Drafall, Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Proviso THSD 209; Stuart Whitt, Managing Partner, Whitt Law LLC and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt West Tower, Regency C, Regency Level

3:30pm CST

Ethics Laws: What School Boards Must Always Remember
This panel discussion will cover a wide variety of ethics issues: The Gift Ban Act, the scope of prohibited political activity, how conflicts of interest are determined, official misconduct, and related topics.
Presenters: Stephanie B. Donovan, Attorney, Tressler LLP, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Kevin Kearney, Attorney, Tressler LLP; John M. O'Driscoll, Attorney, Tressler LLP, and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; James A. Mitchem Jr., Superintendent, Valley View CUSD 365U.

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

3:30pm CST

Weathering the Scorn: Public Business and Difficult Citizens
Whether it's FOIA requests, attacks from citizens, or unreasonable demands from a resident, getting school business done can seem impossible. We will provide tips and best practices on managing difficult FOIA requestors, public comment at meetings, and what to avoid.
Presenters: Thomas M. Melody, Attorney, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.; and member, Executive Committee, Illinois Council of School Attorneys; Mallory A. Milluzzi, Attorney, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.; and member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys

Saturday November 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus CD, Ballroom Level
 
Sunday, November 18
 

8:00am CST

All Day—Exhibition of Educational Environments
If you are thinking of building or remodeling your facilities, solving a physical plant problem, or just dreaming about what your school facilities could be, visit the 2018 Educational Environments Exhibit. It is located in the foyer outside the Grand Ballrooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower (Columbus Hallway). IASB Service Associates have invited business firms engaged in any aspect of designing, constructing, or equipping public school facilities to show off their best work at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. Winning entries are chosen in various categories. Whether you’re building, remodeling, or just daydreaming, you’ll find a wealth of ideas.
 


Sunday November 18, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus Hallway, Ballroom Level

8:00am CST

IASB Bookstore
A terrific browsing opportunity is the Conference bookstore. There will be more than 3,000 titles on hand, from school governance and leadership to general titles in management, school security, biographies, reference, self-help, and other publication categories. There will also be a children’s book section and a wide variety of holiday gifts and merchandise available. The bookstore will also be the place to meet with authors of many of the books on display.

Sunday November 18, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus AB, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

Board Presidents' Round Table
This is an opportunity for board presidents to gather and discuss shared experiences, questions, ideas, and frustrations.
Moderator: Reatha Owen, Director, Field Services, IASB

8:30am CST

Board Member/Parent Hat
Many individuals who serve on local school boards do so because their children attend the schools. Explore the ways that a board member/parent can separate those roles and decide which hat to wear, and when.
Moderator: Larry Dirks, Director, Field Services, IASB.
Presenter: Ken Carter, Consultant, Policy Services, IASB.

Sunday November 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus KL, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

Taking it Home
Sharing what you learned, saw, and did at the 2018 Conference enables your school district community to understand the value of this professional development experience. Join the conversation, exchange highlights, and receive pointers and tips for your post-Conference report.
Presenter: Theresa Kelly Gegen, Director, Editorial Services, IASB.

8:30am CST

Aspiring Superintendents
Whether they have completed requirements or are currently enrolled in coursework to become a superintendent, aspiring administrators won't want to miss this discussion with search staff experts from IASB and professional staff from IASA.
Moderator: Thomas Leahy, Director, Executive Searches, IASB.
Presenters: Richard Voltz, Associate Director, IASA; Dave Love, Consultant, Executive Searches; Alan Molby, Consultant, Executive Searches; and Jim Helton, Consultant, Executive Searches, IASB.

Sunday November 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus EF, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

No One Likes Conflict
When conflict arises, it creates tension among the board team and negatively impacts the ability of the board to govern. Join fellow board members in a conversation about board options in addressing conflict when it emerges on your board.
Presenters: Perry Hill, Director, Field Services; and Laura Martinez, Director, Field Services, IASB.

8:30am CST

Advocacy in Action: Fighting Together in Illinois and D.C.
Your Association carries an effective, locally developed agenda to lawmakers on your behalf. Meet your advocacy team members and join them in a discussion of how to work together to effect change in education policy.
Presenters: Susan Hilton, Director of Governmental Relations; Deanna Sullivan, Director of Governmental Relations; Zach Messersmith, Director of Governmental Relations; and Ronald Madlock, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations, IASB.

Sunday November 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand F, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

Legally Stumped?
Collective bargaining options after school finance reform and 3 % pension caps? Public communication in #MeToo investigations? Legal parameters for carrying guns in schools? Discuss legal issues like these with school attorneys and other school leaders facing the same challenges.
Presenters: Attorneys of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP.

Sunday November 18, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Columbus IJ, Ballroom Level

8:30am CST

Rural Issues
Want to converse with rural districts that share issues such as less money, changing student census data, poverty, teacher shortages, unfunded mandates, rising costs, and outdated buildings? Sound familiar? Share concerns and solutions in this interactive discussion of key issues
Moderator: Patrick Rice, Director/Equity Director, Field Services, IASB. Presenters: David Ardrey, Executive Director, Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS); Edwin Shoemate, Board President, AIRSS and Superintendent, Cobden CUSD 17.

9:45am CST

Third General Session - Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott is Rachel’s father. Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students shared stories with the Scott family about the profound impact Rachel’s simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man from taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel’s story and started the non-profit organization, Rachel’s Challenge.
In the 19 years since the loss of 12 innocent lives, including Rachel’s, her legacy has touched 25 million people and is the foundation for creating programs that promote a positive climate in K-12 schools. Her vision to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion is the basis for our mission: Making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest. And it works!

Rachel’s Challenge programs provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. Fully implemented, partner schools achieve statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Sunday November 18, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am CST
Hyatt East Tower, Grand A, Ballroom Level