When and Where
  • 1/15/2020 9:00 AM CST
  • 1/15/2020 12:00 PM CST
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
  • Peoria
  • IL

This Academy will be structured into two segments:


A. Academy attendees will be introduced to tools and techniques to assist them in analyzing the financial status of the school district. The analysis will be to expose them to "best practices" employed by school districts, regardless of their wealth, as to what steps and procedures to become familiar with to assist them in providing the Board of Education with recommendations based on factual data not hypothetical analysis. They will be exposed to data search procedures and analytical information to be used for comparative purposes for similar Illinois school districts. The workshop will introduce them to data collection from all Illinois school districts that been compiled into useable graphs, charts, database sets, and other analytical techniques. Upon completion of the academy they will have developed a skill set to search for information that will be valuable to them in managing the financial affairs of the school district.

B. With this newfound skill set the academy attendees will be in a position to analyze salary schedules, health benefit plans, negotiated agreements, along with other data points in developing labor relations skills to benefit them in collective bargaining. Labor attorneys will discuss current labor conditions and bargaining insights to assist academy attendees on what to anticipate in labor negotiations. This academy is being offered in conjunction with the ISDLAF+ School Finance Seminars!


The academy will be divided over two half-day meetings at the following dates and locations. To earn credit, you must attend both days at your chosen location.


  • Peoria — 1/15/20 and 3/11/20


Here’s how the process works:

  1. Register online prior to the January seminar and pay the academy registration cost.
  2. Attend the ISDLAF+ School Finance Seminars in both January and March at your selected location. (You may not change locations.)
  3. Turn in the required homework at the March seminar and fill out the required survey to receive your academy credit.


If you register for the academy on this page, that counts as your registration for both ISDLAF+ seminars. There is no need to register for each individual seminar as well.


Please bring your laptop to this event.


PD Clock Hours: 6

Designation Points: 6


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration & Refreshments

9:00am - 12:00pm: Program

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided) and Round Table Discussion


Please contact Jennifer Corbin at jcorbin@iasbo.org with any special dietary needs.


Due to changes in the Illinois State Board of Education professional development requirements, please be advised that you will be required to scan in and out to all professional development opportunities in which credits are offered.


If you would prefer a paper registration form, please click HERE

Event Speakers
Stephen Miller Senior Product Manager - 5Sight Presenter
Allen Albus Senior Manager - 5Cast Presenter
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