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Special Presentation on Cooperative Purchasing

Can school districts still use cooperative purchasing? The combination of the School Code and the Joint Purchasing Act has led to some recent confusion over this question. To address the issue, Illinois ASBO Executive Director/CEO Dr. Jacoby joined lawyers Ken Florey and Howard Metz to dig into these two statutes and what is currently permissible for districts.


Legislative Updates

As we hoped, Governor JB Pritzker  signed SB 28 , allowing school leaders to proceed with finalizing school calendars. The legislation reinstates the 5-hour instructional day mandate ...
Gov. JB Pritzker made the proposed FY 2020 budget official Wednesday, signing SB 262 into law. The $40 billion, balanced budget was passed with bipartisan support and includes $375 million in ...
LAWMAKERS GO HOME FOR THE SUMMER   After missing the scheduled session adjournment date last Friday, the Illinois General Assembly continued working through the weekend and completed its business. ...

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