Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance

The Alliance is a consolidated effort led by the executive directors and boards from four participating organizations: the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Illinois ASBO) and the Illinois Principals’ Association (IPA). The ability of each of these organizations to influence public policy is enhanced through the cooperative efforts of the Alliance, which directs all of their efforts at legislation and policy changes that foster a favorable educational climate in Illinois and promotes effective school district leadership and sound business management.

Through combined efforts of all four organizations, the School Management Alliance maintains close liaison with the State Board of Education, Illinois Senate and House Education Committees, Office of the Governor, governmental offices and agencies. Alliance staff members also maintain relationships with dozens of other organizations and interest groups that influence public policy.

In addition to legislative and policy work, the executive directors of the Alliance organizations also oversee multiple joint initiatives including the following alliance-created programs: Illinois School Liquid Asset Fund (ISDLAF), Illinois Energy Consortium (IEC), Illinois School Employee Benefit Consortium (ISEBC), Metropolitan School Employee Benefit Program (MSEBP) and the Future Green Energy Consortium (FGEC).

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Digest of Bills Passed

This summary of bills passed during the Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly is compiled each July to allow local school officials an opportunity to participate in an important lobbying function.


New School Laws

This publication is designed to alert school board members, administrators, business officials and principals to new laws and changes in existing laws made in the previous year. The 2019 New School Laws booklet is now available! 


Alliance Legislative Reports

Compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times, Legislative Reports summarize major legislative activities and bills of interest.