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 
Scott HillenburgOpen Meetings ActNovember 19, 2011
Joe KirkpatrickOpen Meetings ActJuly 20, 2013
 Charles Lohr Open Meetings Act May 4, 2017
 Kimberly McKay Open Meetings Act July 10, 2017
Tim McNamaraOpen Meetings ActNovember 19, 2011
Elizabeth Palm  Open Meetings ActApril 15, 2017 
 Mykin BernardiProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAApril 30, 2017 
 Scott HillenburgProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAJanuary 25, 2016 
Joe KirkpatrickProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERANovember 21, 2014
 Charles LohrProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAMay 23, 2017
  Kimberly McKay Professional Development Leadership Training and PERA April 11, 2018
Tim McNamaraProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERANovember 23, 2013
Elizabeth PalmProfessional Development Leadership Training and PERAApril 24, 2017

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