Board Member Training

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym "IASB" follows the listed activity.
NameDevelopment and Training Activity and ProviderDate Completed
 Mykin Bernardi Open Meetings ActApril 29, 2017 
Charles LohrOpen Meetings ActMay 4, 2017
Heather McKayOpen Meetings ActJune 7, 2019
 Kimberly McKay  Open Meetings ActJuly 10, 2017
 Jordan Meyer Open Meetings ActJune 14, 2019
Elizabeth Palm Open Meetings ActApril 15, 2017
Joseph Stasell Open Meetings Act July 31, 2019
 Mykin BernardiProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAApril 30, 2017 
Charles LohrProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAMay 23, 2017 
Heather McKayProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAJune 7, 2019
Kimberly McKayProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAApril 11, 2018
 Jordan Meyer Professional Development Leadership Training and PERA June 14, 2019
Elizabeth PalmProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAApril 24, 2017
Joseph StasellProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERA

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.

For more information regarding IASB and its programs, visit