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Open ​for Submission Beginning Monday, March 2, 2020 and Closes 30 Days after Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations are No Longer in Effect

PA 097-0008PDF Document effective June 13, 2011, Section 10-16a to the School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-16a) establishes training requirements for school board members. The law requires that the training be conducted by “an association established under Article 23 of the School Boards (IASB) or entities that the State Board approves in consultation with IASB.

23 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 1PDF Document, (Section 1.210) waives the application submission deadline and allows entities to submit applications for review by Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) no later than 30 days after the Disaster Proclamations are no longer in effect and provides for a 30-day timeline for the State Superintendent and IASB to review and approve/disapprove each application. Each person or entity that was not able to submit an application by the previous timeline of May 1, 2020, may still submit an application to be considered until the extended timeline has expired.

If the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations continue and the applications cannot be reviewed by ISBE prior to January 1, 2021, each provider currently approved as of April 9, 2020 (i.e. any providers whose 2018 application was approved) shall continue to be approved for training until application timeline has elapsed and ISBE review all applications received and posted the newly approved trainers on this website. Applications already submitted will be reviewed accordingly.

Final timelines will be posted on this website, once Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations are no longer in effect and the final timeline has been determined.

Entities wishing to offer training courses are required to address all three-topic areas according to the law. As part of the initial application, each entity must provide evidence of both itself and its presenters’ experience and competency in the subject matter​ covered in the training.

Each entity approved will be required to:

  1. verify each course/session’s attendance
  2. provide school board members with a certificate of completion
  3. maintain records of participants’ attendance at and evaluations of the training received for at least five years

Approval of a provider is for two calendar years beginning January 2021 and ending December 31​, 2022.​

Note: The law states that if at any time an approved and certified Training Provider does not comply with the requirements of 105 ILCS 5/10-16a or 23 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 1 (Section 1.210), the State Superintendent can withdraw the certification for a Training Provider.

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