Illinois ASBO Advocacy

Illinois ASBO's Vision for Advocacy:  Illinois ASBO will be the foremost knowledgeable voice for promoting sound school business practices to the Illinois Legislature, ISBE and other stakeholders.

  • Our presence will be driven by the Illinois ASBO Board of Directors and executed by the Executive Director and supported by the Delegate Advisory Assembly, Lobbyists and Governmental Specialists who work collaboratively with the Alliance on a day-to-day basis to improve outcome for students.
  • Advocacy will be achieved through proactive engagement with the Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance (Illinois ASBO, IPA, IASA and IASB), Vision 20/20, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Illinois ASBO members will receive communications and updates.

2018 Annual Conference Advocacy Alert Hot Topic Session

Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is an advocate for sound fiscal policy and has helped obtain numerous legislative successes including passage of the Evidence Based Model of Education Funding. Get a new perspective on Illinois policy issues that are already impacting school budgets and may have implications for the future.

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EBF & ESSA Resources

Evidence-Based Funding and ESSA Implementation Resources

The Evidence-Based Model of School Funding and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have made waves in the way education is funded and the way expenditures will be reported by school districts. Take advantage of the resources and events below to stay in the know on the impact of these two pieces of legislation.

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Legislative Resources

Delegate Advisory Assembly 

Learn more about Illinois ASBO's legislative body for issues of public policy and/or legislation involving resource management of education.

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Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance

Learn about how four Illinois associations have joined together to advocate for issues that matter to schools.

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Alliance Legislative Reports

These weekly reports are published when the legislature is in session to keep you up to date on what is happening in Springfield relevant to education.

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Curt Saindon

The Value of Staying in the Know

I rely on Illinois ASBO for the most up-to-date legislative information so that I can speak intelligently with our local and state legislators about laws impacting schools in Illinois.”

–  Curtis J. Saindon
Asst. Supt./Business, CSBO
Woodridge Elem. SD 68