Board Training and Development

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

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

    Name Development and Training Activity
    and Provider
    Date Completed
    (beginning in 2012
    unless otherwise noted)
    Angela Baronello

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    The Basics of Governance

    Monitoring District Performance

    July 7, 2017

    July 7, 2017

    July 8, 2017

    November 17, 2017

    James Cacciatore

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    The Basics of Governance

     June 16, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    Chris Green

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    The Basics of Governance

    June 9, 2017

    June 9, 2017

    June 9, 2017

    Lori Linck

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    September 16, 2013

    April 10, 2014

    Mary Beth Hulting

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    June 12, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Diane McMahon Open Meetings Act Training May 9, 2012
    Crystal Penn

    Open Meetings Act Training

    PD Leadership Training/PERA

    The Basics of Governance

    Monitoring District Performance

    Improve Student Achievement Through eXceptional Governance

    Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally

    June 9, 2017

    June 9, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    November 17, 2017

    November 16, 2018

    November 16, 2018


    The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

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