School Business Essentials Lunch & Learn Webinars

Illinois ASBO's Lunch & Learn webinar series delivers topics that are essential to your success! “Brown bag it” and spend a working lunch addressing tactical issues that will help you fulfill your job functions.  

Illinois ASBO hosts Lunch & Learn webinars at no cost throughout the school year. Each webinar is hosted via Zoom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and offers one PD Clock Hour of credit to Illinois ASBO members. Attendees must sign in to Illinois ASBOnline to access the webinar link. Please refer to the FAQ below for more information.

Per ISBE regulations, you must be logged in for the entire webinar to receive the clock hour credit.​ Credit will only be awarded to Illinois ASBO members.

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In the meantime, head over to Illinois ASBOnline to view past Lunch and Learns on-demand!

Bidding 101 2024
Bidding 101

School District public bidding is complicated and often times counter-intuitive with the multiple exceptions, board policies and court decisions. Join two school law attorneys on Wednesday, August 28 from 12:00 - 1:00pm as they teach you how to navigate the public bidding exceptions and bidding process from start to finish.


Tax Levy
Basic Requirements of the Tax Levy

This Lunch & Learn is the first in a two-part webinar series on the annual Tax Levy which will begin on Wednesday, September 4 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. This introductory webinar will cover timeline basics, what to include in a presentation for the Board as well as tips on how to guide the process. Participants should come with current and prior year budget information, EAV calculations and any available presentations of data. 


Tax Levy
Advanced Variables Applied to the Tax Levy

This Lunch & Learn is the second in a two-part webinar series on the annual Tax Levy taking place on Wednesday, September 11 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Participants attending should have done several levies or work in a district with a special/advanced circumstance. While presenters will not be giving legal advice, attendees can walk away with items to discuss with district attorneys on topics including, but not limited to: abatement, new laws, truth in taxation, TIF roll off and more! 


Rating Agency Presentation 2024
Preparing for Your Rating Agency Presentation

The higher a school district’s credit rating, the lower its cost of borrowing. Join presenters for this Lunch & Learn presentation on Wednesday, October 30 from 12:00 - 1:00pm to learn what criteria are important to the rating agencies and how to best prepare for and deliver your next bond rating presentation.


Upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinars

Live Lunch & Learn Webinars
Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find my login information?

Your login information for Illinois ASBOnline is the same login information you use to access Illinois ASBO's website and online member community, Peer2Peer. All active members will have free access to Illinois ASBOnline and the ability to upgrade for additional perks. Need more information on membership? Click here!

How do I join live Lunch & Learn Webinars?

To access a live Lunch & Learn, you must first register through Illinois ASBO. Lunch & Learns are currently free but require registration for tracking and attendance purposes. After registering, you will receive log in information to your email that includes an Illinois ASBOnline course link. Please note this will require you to log in to Illinois ASBOnline, so please refer to "Where do I find my login information" if you require further assistance.

On the day of the webinar, access the course link and use the "Join the Webinar" button to be automatically connected to Zoom! To view a step-by-step walkthrough of joining a live webinar, please click here!

How do I receive PD credit for my learning?

At this time, PD credit is only available for members who attend Lunch & Learn webinars or those who upgrade their access to Illinois ASBOnline+ starting July 1, 2022. If you have questions about receiving PD credit, please contact Rebecca Anderson at (815) 753-8150 or

Other offerings, like Micro-credentials and Administrator Academies, require paid registration to unlock the professional development within Illinois ASBOnline. PD credit is always available with these paid registrations. Visit the Illinois ASBOnline Offerings page to learn more and register for on-demand learning experiences.

Who can I contact to get more help with Illinois ASBOnline?

Please contact Rebecca Anderson at (815) 714-7617 or if you have any questions or experience trouble accessing learning resources on Illinois ASBOnline.

Where can I find more training on how to use Illinois ASBOnline?

Illinois ASBO has developed the following informational videos that walk members through the Illinois ASBOnline experience: