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Board Member Development & Training

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All Illinois school Board members elected or appointed after June 13, 2011 must complete within the first year of their term a minimum of four hours of professional development leadership training covering topics in education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities of a board member (105 ILCS 5/1016a). The following list contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member.

Board Member Development & Training Activity Date Completed
Steve Dembo Open Meetings Act May 10, 2013
  PDLT/PERA May 10, 2013
  Basics of Governance May 11, 2013
  Media Interest or Media Circus Nov 21, 2014
Mark Chao PDLT Feb 22, 2019
  Parliamentary Procedures Jul 19, 2012
  Media Relations Jul 21, 2012
  Labor Relations Jul 24, 2012
  Superintendent Evaluation Aug 11, 2012
  Open Meetings Act Sep 25, 2012
  School Board Accountability Nov 16, 2012
  Basics of Governance Jun 01, 2013
  PERA Feb 22, 2019
  Basics of Finance Nov 16, 2013
  Bullying Prevention Nov 06, 2014
  Media Interest or Media Circus Nov 21, 2014
  Closing the Gaps Nov 20, 2015
  Using Data Nov 20, 2015
 Joanne Marsden PDLT/PERA May 08, 2015
  Basics of Governance May 09, 2015
  Open Meetings Act Jun 12, 2015
 Fernanda Perez Basics of Governance Jun 10, 2017
  Open Meetings Act Jun 10, 2017
  PDLT/PERA Jun 9, 2017
Ken Durr Open Meetings Act TBD
  PDLT/PERA TBD
Kandice Cooley-Jones Open Meetings Act TBD
  PDLT/PERA TBD
  Basics of Governance  TBD
Lindley Wisnewski Open Meetings Act TBD
  PDLT/PERA TBD
  Basics of Governance  TBD