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					   You are invited to attend the
  43rd Annual IASA Conference




Conference Highlights


            April 23-25, 2008
            Hilton Hotel and
    President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
              Springfield, IL
          Table of                                       Message from the
          Contents                                       Executive Director
   2     Message from the                                The Illinois Association of School
         Executive Director                              Administrators has been making
                                                         great plans for the 43rd Annual
                                                         Conference to be held April 23-
   3     Program at a Glance
                                                         25, 2008, in Springfield. We hope
                                                         you are able to attend this year’s
   4     Keynote Speakers                                conference to exchange stories
                                                         about the past year’s events,
   6     Breakout Sessions                               catch a glimpse of what’s coming
                                                         in the future, and rejuvenate
   8     Early Bird Activities                           yourself.

   9     Networking Activities      This year, the content of the Conference has taken on
                                    a new form with special speakers such as: Bob Ash, an
  10     Daily Overview             accomplished former superintendent and compelling
                                    speaker; Alan November, a futurist and former
  12     Special Events             Illinois educator; and Dr. Christopher Koch, our State
                                    Superintendent of Schools. In addition, the number of
                                    our breakout sessions will increase by fifty percent and
  13     Conference Sponsors
                                    will focus on student achievement, policy and data
                                    driven decisions, as well as improving the learning
  14     Exhibit Hall               experience in our schools.

  16     Registration Information   Some of the usual elements of the annual conference
                                    will be present, although some have been improved,
  17     Housing and Directions     while others will be new. The exhibitor’s hall will triple
                                    in size with the Thursday luncheon served in the exhibit
  18     Golf/Tennis Registration   hall for all attendees, an Open House and Building
                                    Dedication will be held on Thursday afternoon at the
  19     Block Housing Form         new IASA Corporate Office, a late night President’s
                                    reception will be held on Thursday evening at the
Back     About Springfield          Hilton, and the State Superintendent of Schools is slated
                                    for an address on Friday morning. Additional breakout
                                    sessions will be available Friday morning; then, the
                                    final general session of the conference will be a State
                                    Education Update from our elected officials.

             Thank you              Be sure to take a moment and visit the sponsors
                                    and exhibitors and thank them for their continued
           for developing
                                    support. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at
        this conference as          the welcoming reception on Wednesday evening and
        a true professional         catching up on your accomplishments.
        growth experience.
         The session topics         Thanks for doing all that you do for the students of
       focused on teaching          Illinois!
           and learning -
        just as they should.        Yours for better schools,


        Conference Attendee
               2007                 Brent Clark, Ph.D.
                                    Executive Director




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                                                   Program at a Glance
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis Tournament
  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Golf Tournament - Panther Creek Golf and Country Club
  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Early Bird Workshops - School of Professional Development
                            Administrators’ Academy Credit Courses
  Noon - 5:00 p.m.          Registration Open
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.          Exhibit Hall Open
  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.          IASA Board of Directors Meeting and
                            Hearing on the FY 2009 IASA Budget
  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.          Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools Meeting (AIRSS)
                            Elementary District Organization Meeting (EDO)
                            High School District Organization Meeting (HSDO)
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.          IASA Welcoming Reception - President Abraham Lincoln Hotel



Thursday, April 24, 2008
  7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Registration Open
  7:30 - 9:30 a.m.          Breakfast - President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
                               Keynote Speaker: Bob Ash
                            Annual Business Meeting
  9:30 a.m. - Noon          IASA Past Presidents Meeting
  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Exhibit Hall Open
  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.        Breakout Sessions
  11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.   Breakout Sessions
  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.          General Session
                              Keynote Speaker: Alan November
  4:30 - 6:30 p.m.          Open House and Building Dedication
                            New IASA Office - 2648 Beechler Court, Springfield
  9:00 - 11:30 p.m.         President’s Reception - Hilton Hotel



Friday, April 25, 2008
   7:00 - 9:30 a.m.         Registration Open
   7:30 - 9:30 a.m.         Breakfast - President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
                               Keynote Speaker: State Superintendent Christopher Koch
   9:30 - 10:30 a.m.        Breakout Sessions
   10:45 - 11:45 a.m.       General Session - Legislative Update
   11:45 a.m.               Adjournment




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Keynote Speakers
                        Bob Ash
                        Former Superintendent & CEO of Life Lessons
                        Thursday Morning Breakfast Speaker

                        Sponsored by EduBenefit

                    Bob Ash founded his company, Life Lessons, in 1995. Since then,
                    he has provided training and education to 1,200 plus organizations
                    and businesses, numbering over 320,000 individuals. Prior to
                    starting his company, Mr. Ash served in several different public
education positions. He was a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools.
During this time, Bob gained notable recognition as a speaker, leading him to create
his company, Life Lessons. Mr. Ash also played a few years of professional baseball
with the Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization.

Bob received a B.S. in Special Education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale,
IL and M.S. in Special Education from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He also
earned his Ed.D. in Educational Administration with a Business Minor at Indiana
University in Bloomington, IN.



                                  IASA Mission Statement
                           Maximum Educational Success for All Students




                        2007-08 IASA Board of Directors
President                         Cook South                     Southwestern
     Thomas F. Leahy                  Dr. Eric A. King               Dr. Greg A. Moats
President-Elect                   Cook West                      Starved Rock
     Robert E. Gillum                 Dr. Kathryn J. Robbins         Dr. Christine M. Benson
Secretary and Egyptian            Corn Belt                      Three Rivers
    Dr. Gary Kelly                    Charles S. Aubry               Dr. Paul Swanstrom
Treasurer and Kishwaukee          Du Page                        Two Rivers
    Rick Schmitt                      Dr. Carol J. Auer              Diane E. Robertson
Past President                    Illini                         Wabash Valley
    Dr. Randolph L. Tinder             Michael S. Shonk             Dennis W. Kimmel
Abe Lincoln                       Kaskaskia                      Western
    Emmett Aubry                     Connie L. Falconer             David W. Messersmith
Blackhawk                         Lake                           At-Large Members
    Scott D. Kuffel                  Dr. Larry K. Fleming            Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams
                                                                     Dr. Margaret W. Longo
Central Illinois Valley           Northwest
    Kenneth H. Maurer                 Dr. Gregory M. Lutyens
Cook North                        Shawnee
    Dr. Kathleen Williams            Dr. Steve Webb


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                                                       Keynote Speakers
                                             Alan November
             Former Technology Consultant for Glenbrook HS
                Thursday Afternoon General Session Speaker

                            Sponsored by Horace Mann Companies

Alan November’s presentations are thought-provoking, creative,
and motivating. He has an uncanny ability to tap into the needs
and energy of his audiences. He makes people think, question,
and also, laugh. His background as a dorm counselor for at-risk
students, classroom teacher, technology coordinator, alternative school director, city
planner, new school designer, university lecturer and years of consulting around the
world give him a breadth of understanding and educational experience.

Alan’s personable and friendly nature, coupled with astute observations about the
economy, education and technology make him hugely popular, entertaining and
engaging. For Alan, it’s not the technology itself that is important; it’s the way we
use it. His ideas about global communication, collaboration, assessment, and critical
thinking have inspired schools, governments and corporations around the world to
rethink and redefine their approach to education and technology.




                  Dr. Christopher Koch
                  Illinois State Superintendent of Education
                  Friday Morning Breakfast Speaker

                  Sponsored by American Fidelity Assurance Company

                  Dr. Christopher Koch, Illinois State Superintendent of Education, will
                  join us for breakfast on Friday morning. As the State Superintendent
                  and Board of Education work closely with the Illinois General
Assembly to set policy and procedures for Illinois Public Schools, it is important for our
association to stay apprised of current topics and issues.


    2008 Legislative Update and the Future of Education
                          Friday Morning General Session

                          Sponsored by SMART Technologies

During this session, key members of the 95th Illinois General Assembly will provide
attendees with information on the Budget outlook and other significant legislation.
This is a chance for administrators to receive up-to-date details on hot topics from the
legislators working to promote public education in Illinois government. Please take
this opportunity to hear their thoughts on the future outlook for education.




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Breakout Sessions
                                     Thursday Morning
                                    Sponsored by AIG Retirement
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Hilton Hotel
Essential Ingredients for Moving a District Forward - Successful systemic change to improve student
achievement and engagement in learning can occur in school systems when there is cohesion around
a common focus from the classroom through the boardroom. A framework that provides a leadership
continuum (coaches, interns, department chairs, deans, assistant principals, principals, superintendents,
central office and board members) for improvement and building internal capacity for sustainability of
initiatives is imperative in today’s systems. This continuum will be explored to show how districts can align
their leadership and focus their work for maximum student benefit.

Legal Aspects of E-Communication - School districts increasingly are faced with legal and practical
issues related to our use of electronic means of communication. New federal court rules adopted
in 2006 highlighted those issues. This session will help administrators navigate the murky waters of
e-communication.

Managing Parent, Community, and Media Communications on School Security and Crisis Issues - This
presentation will focus on communicating effectively on school safety and crisis issues with parents,
the media, and the broader school community during, and more importantly before, times of crisis.
Participants will receive a fast-paced briefing on the latest trends and best practices in school security and
emergency preparedness. Then learn what parents expect to know and hear about school safety and crisis
preparedness, what not to say during and after crisis incidents, effective message development around
safety issues, media mechanics, and other effective communications strategies for communicating with
your school community on safety, security, and emergency preparedness issues.

Special Education Legal Update for School Administrators - The Illinois State Board of Education adopted
revised special education rules in August of 2007, containing a number of important changes that every
administrator (not just special education directors) must be aware of. Included among the more significant
changes are revised “workload” capacities and special education “class sizes.” Transition services (for
students ages 18-21) have been expanded in ways that will impact minutes allotted to students and special
education budgets. Participants will enjoy a lively and interactive session detailing the changes.


11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. - Hilton Hotel
Managing Parent, Community, and Media Communications on School Security and Crisis Issues - This
presentation will focus on communicating effectively on school safety and crisis issues with parents,
the media, and the broader school community during, and more importantly before, times of crisis.
Participants will receive a fast-paced briefing on the latest trends and best practices in school security and
emergency preparedness. Then learn what parents expect to know and hear about school safety and crisis
preparedness, what not to say during and after crisis incidents, effective message development around
safety issues, media mechanics, and other effective communications strategies for communicating with
your school community on safety, security, and emergency preparedness issues.

Quality Clean Air Management in Schools - In organizations today, it is important to minimize any potential
hazards or dangers. The presenters will address testing and maintaining air quality in classrooms.

The DuPage ROE Model: Principal Evaluation Process and Tools - The hiring, continuous professional
development, supervision and evaluation of the building principal are collectively one of the most
important responsibilities of the superintendent. The evaluation process is only one of many important tools
available for principals’ growth. A high quality evaluation process is composed of essential elements which
must happen if school principals are to improve student learning. Some of the elements are: alignment
to research-based practices, state standards, district and school goals, and other district personnel
evaluation processes; developmental, that is aligned to the experience level of the principal; adds value
to the principal’s professional life and ability to lead; evidence-based, as well as fair and ethical; the
process is stable over time, and the instrument and process is clearly written, simple to use, and relevant to
the principal’s job description or requirements.




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                                                                    Breakout Sessions
                                     Thursday Morning
                                    Sponsored by AIG Retirement

11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. - Hilton Hotel (continued)
The Role of the Superintendent in Developing a District RtI Plan - The state IDEA regulations, passed in
June, 2007 require every district in Illinois to develop a plan by January, 2009 on “how students respond to
scientific, research-based interventions as part of the evaluation procedure.” This presentation will provide
further explanation and valuable insights into the Response to Intervention process, the rationale for RtI and
its focus on improving student outcomes. The presentation will also include an in-depth review of the Illinois
state plan, suggested framework for a district plan and practical ideas and experiences from a local, state
and national perspective.




                                        Friday Morning
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Hilton Hotel
IMSA for All - For Illinois and America to retain their education and economic viability, IMSA and all school
systems throughout Illinois must ignite and sustain students’ interest in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM). IMSA will share innovative programs and plans for providing staff professional
development and problem-based learning experiences for your district’s students in grades 4 to 12 as well
as for developing a statewide innovative STEM network. In this interactive session, IMSA will use video clips
and demonstrations and also gather ideas from participants for how they can support local school districts’
efforts to improve STEM teaching, learning and assessment.

Personnel Administration 101: Preparing for the Upcoming Hiring Season - This session will review the critical
issue of hiring of new school personnel. Topics to be discussed include: how to do a needs assessment and
prepare a job description, recruitment, interviewing, and selection. There will also be a section on training
new employees as well as orientation to their job. Lastly, the legal aspects of a search will be reviewed.
Best practices and legal tips will be provided.

Principal Mentoring: Coaching for Success - This session will provide an overview of the 2006-2007 DuPage
County New School Leadership/Principal Mentoring Program. The presenters will share the background
and history of the program including the process used for its design and organization. The impact of the
program along with plans to expand the program and ways to provide additional support in future years
will also be discussed.

Recent School Law Litigation: Lessons Learned the Hard Way - The presenters will review and analyze the
very latest case law developments from the most litigious areas in education including but not limited to:
Student Free Speech Rights, Fourth Amendment Searches, Student Suspension and Expulsion, Church/State
Issues and Educator Liability. In addition, attendees will be provided with practitioner-oriented strategies
for examining and addressing similar scenarios in their school communities.




            Are you interested in presenting a panel session at
                   the 2009 IASA Annual Conference?
               The Request for Proposal Form will be posted on the IASA website in
                    August 2008 and proposals are due by November 7, 2008.

             If you have any questions, please contact Cherry Middleton, Executive
                    Secretary/Office Coordinator, at cmiddleton@iasaedu.org.




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Early Bird Activities
                Early Bird Workshops
   Administrators’ Academy Credit Courses                                       A drawing will be
   Sponsored by ISDLAF+/PMA Financial Network, Inc.                            held in each session
                                                                                       for an
                    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
                                                                                  iPod Nano!
                       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                Prairie Capital Convention Center


 Employee Discipline in an Educational                      Finance Knowledge for the
  Environment: Executing Employee                     Superintendent and Understanding for
     Discipline in the Right Way                            the Learning Community
(AAC #692) Participants will focus on                (AAC #462) This course will provide
distinguishing between the various types             fundamental knowledge and skills for
of discipline and begin to evaluate                  superintendents and the learning community
how each is used in given situations of              that include school laws relating to finance,
misconduct or incompetence. During                   important calendar dates, administrative
this course, participants will look at some          control measures, special education finance,
common reasons why education employees               preparing the board of education for
are disciplined and the ways in which                community discussions of finance issues and
inappropriate employee actions and                   financial reports for the learning community.
behaviors can negatively impact student
achievement. This course will also cover             Presented by:
the essential hands-on tools and strategies          Dr. William H. Phillips
needed to conduct a basic disciplinary               Dr. Richard J. Voltz
investigation and then properly implement
employee discipline in the LEA.
                                                        Working Effectively Through Teams
                                                     (AAC #612) This course is designed to provide
Presented by:
                                                     tools for school leaders who work with and
Rick Fenton
                                                     develop teams. It will focus on developing
                                                     leadership skills which can be successfully
School Law and the Superintendent in the
                                                     utilized in each of the fundamental
 Political, Social and Educational Arena             teamwork areas of building trust, mastering
                                                     conflict, achieving commitment, embracing
(AAC #633) This course is designed to broaden        accountability and focusing on results.
the superintendent’s understanding of his/her
roles and responsibilities to public education       Presented by:
and policy development. Participants will            Dr. Guy Banicki
learn the effective use of the framework of          Dr. Elise S. Grimes
laws in the development of local policies,
procedures and practice. Upon completion                      Registration Information
of this course, participants will know how
to work effectively with legal professionals         The cost is $195.00 per course. The registration
and understand the political and social              deadline is April 10, 2008, but on-site registration
influences affecting local implementation of         may be accepted if space is available. If a
school law.                                          workshop has fewer than 12 people registered
                                                     by April 10, 2008, the course will be cancelled.
Presented by:                                        To register, please select the appropriate box
Dr. George M. Kohut                                  on the Conference Registration Form included
Dr. Marleis A. Trover                                in this mailing and write in the title or course
                                                     number of the workshop you wish to attend.
                                                     If you are unable to attend the conference,
                                                     you can still attend an Early Bird Workshop at
                                                     no additional cost.

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                                                           Networking Activities
IASA Golf Tournament
You are invited to participate in the 2008
Illinois Association of School Administrators            Registration
Golf Tournament scheduled for Wednesday,
April 23, 2008 at Panther Creek Golf and                   Form on
Country Club in Springfield, Illinois, home of             Page 18
the LPGA State Farm Classic. The tournament
is a preliminary activity to the IASA Annual
Conference.

Rules - This year we will have a 4 person               Refreshments - A breakfast buffet is available
scramble. This means that all teams are limited         at the course at 8:00 a.m. Beverages will be
to 4 players only. Each player hits a shot, the         available on the golf course during the day.
group chooses the best shot, and the team               Lunch will be provided after the round.
moves to that spot. The process is repeated
until the ball is holed out.                            Prizes - All prizes are based on a full field of
                                                        players. If the tournament is full there will be
Fees - Cost per player is $75. This includes your       two flights. Special prizes and contests are
green fees, cart, breakfast buffet, lunch buffet,       planned. There will be a team skins game as
beverages, attendance and skill prizes.                 well as a 50/50 drawing - $5.00 per ticket, 3 for
                                                        $10.00 or 5 for $20.00.
Reservations - The deadline for reservations
is Friday, April 11, 2008. The tournament is a          Weather - The tournament will be played
shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Players are asked to         unless conditions are so poor that the course
be registered at the course by 8:15 a.m. If you         is closed. If the tournament is cancelled, rain
do not have a team we will put you on a team            checks to the golf course will be issued.
for this event. Money should accompany the
entry. If you know your team, one check for             Questions - Contact tournament chairman,
the entire team would be appreciated. Team              Brent O’Daniell, Nashville C.C. School District
fee is $300.00.                                         #49 - 618/327-3055 ext. 203.




        Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis Tournament
                               Registration Form on Page 18
The “Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis Tournament” will be held at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday,
April 23, at the Washington Park Tennis Center, South Grand and Wiggins, Springfield. The
cost is $2.00 per person per hour, payable at the courts. Each player should bring one can
of new tennis balls.

Pairings will be made for the Singles Tournament and Doubles
Tournament, if a sufficient number of players register; otherwise,
round robin formats will be considered. You are encouraged to
identify a doubles partner on the Tennis Registration Form (page 18),
but partnerships may be formed on the morning of the tournament.
Tournament trophies will be presented at the tennis courts after the
tournament is completed for first and second place in both Singles
and Doubles.

Questions - Contact Dr. Dwain Baldridge at office: 618/266-7214 ext.
103 or home: 618/548-6681 or e-mail: dbaldridge@roe25.com.

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Daily Overview
                          Wednesday, April 23, 2008
7:30 a.m.    Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis Tournament - Washington Park Tennis Center
9:00 a.m.    Golf Tournament - Panther Creek Golf and Country Club
             Early Bird Workshops - Prairie Capital Convention Center
                  Sponsored by: ISDLAF+/PMA Financial Network, Inc.
Noon         Registration Open
             Conference Materials (program, name badge and purchased meal tickets) may
             be picked up at the IASA Registration Desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Hilton
             Hotel.
             Apple Education Computer Lab Open
1:00 p.m.    Exhibit Hall Open - stop by the IASA Booth to pick up your FREE IASA candy jar
             and bring your business cards to have personalized luggage tags made.
2:00 p.m.    IASA Board of Directors Meeting and Hearing on the FY 2009 IASA Budget - New
             IASA Office - 2648 Beechler Court, Springfield
4:30 p.m.    Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools Meeting (AIRSS)
             Elementary District Organization Meeting (EDO)
             High School District Organization Meeting (HSDO)
5:30 p.m.    IASA Welcoming Reception
             All conference participants are invited to attend this popular event on the first
             evening of the Annual Conference. We encourage you to invite your local
             legislators to attend this reception.
                  Sponsored by: American Fidelity Assurance Company
                                  First Midstate Incorporated
                                  Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.



                            Thursday, April 24, 2008
7:00 a.m.    Registration Open
             Conference Materials (program, name badge and purchased meal tickets) may
             be picked up at the IASA Registration Desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Hilton
             Hotel.
             Apple Education Computer Lab Open
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
                 Keynote Speaker: Bob Ash
                 Sponsored by: EduBenefit
             Recognition of the IASA Past Presidents
             IASA Exemplary Service to Education Awards
             Annual Business Meeting and State of the Association Report
             Recognition of Retiring Superintendents
             Recognition of New Superintendents
9:30 a.m.    IASA Past Presidents Meeting
10:00 a.m.   Breakout Sessions
                 Sponsored by: AIG Retirement
             Exhibit Hall Open




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                                                                 Daily Overview
11:10 a.m.   Breakout Sessions
                 Sponsored by: AIG Retirement
             Lunch available inside the Exhibit Hall for all conference attendees
2:00 p.m.    General Session
                Keynote Speaker: Alan November
                Sponsored by: Horace Mann Companies
3:45 p.m.    Announcement of the winner of the IPAC 50/50 drawing in the Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m.    Open House at the New IASA Office - 2648 Beechler Court, Springfield
4:45 p.m.    Hospitality Suites - School Service Members will have the opportunity to host
             individual receptions beginning at 4:45 p.m.
9:00 p.m.    President’s Reception
                 Sponsored by: Environmental Consultants, LLC
                                Horace Mann Companies
                                Workers Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT)


                              Friday, April 25, 2008
7:00 a.m.    Registration Open
             Conference Materials (program, name badge and purchased meal tickets) may
             be picked up at the IASA Registration Desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Hilton
             Hotel.
             Apple Education Computer Lab Open
7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
                  Keynote Speaker: State Superintendent Christopher Koch
                  Sponsored by: American Fidelity Assurance Company
             Recognition of the 2007-08 IASA President, Thomas F. Leahy
             Presentation of Presidential Awards
             Recognition of the 2008 Illinois Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Blondean Y. Davis
             James V. and Dorothy B. Moon Scholarship Awards Presentation
             Recognition of the 2008 Van Miller Distinguished Practitioner Scholar Award
             Introduction of the 2008-09 IASA President and President-Elect
9:30 a.m.    Breakout Sessions
10:45 a.m.   General Session
             2008 Legislative Update and the Future of Education
                 Sponsored by: SMART Technologies
11:45 a.m.   Adjournment




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Special Events
                         IASA Welcoming Reception
                   Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
                    President Abraham Lincoln Hotel - Ballroom

Sponsored by: American Fidelity Assurance Company
                 First Midstate Incorporated
                 Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.

IASA and its sponsors would like to invite you to attend a reception on Wednesday evening
to open the conference. This event will give you time to reconnect with your colleagues from
around the state and meet the IASA staff. Although the name has changed, you are still
encouraged to invite your local legislators to attend the reception.




                  Open House and Building Dedication
                    Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
                                New IASA Office
                               At last year’s conference you had the opportunity to see the
                               floor plan and architect’s rendering of the future IASA Corporate
                               Office. Since breaking ground in June 2007, construction
                               photos have been available on the IASA website. Conference
                               attendees are invited to attend an open house and official
                               building dedication on Thursday afternoon following the
                               General Session with Alan November. Tour the new facility
                               featuring office space for staff, two conference rooms and two
                               training rooms with a removable wall allowing for meetings of
                               up to 40 people.

Light refreshments will be served throughout the open house. A brief dedication ceremony
will also be held during the open house. The new building is located at 2648 Beechler Court in
Springfield, off of Dirksen Parkway near the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Directions from the conference
hotels to the new building can be found on page 17 of this booklet.


                             President’s Reception
                    Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.
                          Hilton Hotel - Rendezvous Room

                                                                               Sponsored by:
                                                      Environmental Consultants, LLC
                                                               Horace Mann Companies
                                   Worker’s Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT)

                Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Join IASA President Thomas
                F. Leahy and your colleagues for an after-hours get together. Featuring live
                music and refreshments, this is a gathering you will not want to miss!




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                                                                    Conference Sponsors
IASA would like to thank the following sponsors. With their generous support, we are able to
continue to bring Illinois administrators a quality program.                Thank you for helping make our
conference a success! If your firm is interested in sponsoring an IASA event, you can find more
information on the IASA website under “Corporate Partners”. Sponsorship can cost as little as
$500 and firms that provide more than $5,000 in sponsorship are recognized as IASA Corporate
Partners.

                                            IASA Welcoming Reception
                          American Fidelity Assurance Company
                                 First Midstate Incorporated
                           Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.

                                                    President’s Reception
                             Environmental Consultants, LLC
                               Horace Mann Companies
                   Worker’s Compensation Self-Insurance Trust (WCSIT)


    Thursday Morning Breakfast Speaker                            Thursday Morning Breakout Sessions
                   EduBenefit                                                AIG Retirement


     Thursday Afternoon General Session                            Friday Morning Breakfast Speaker
            Horace Mann Companies                             American Fidelity Assurance Company


       Friday Morning General Session                                    Computer Lab Partner
              SMART Technologies                                     Apple Education Computers


            Program Booklet Sponsor                                         Woven Neck Cords
              ARAMARK Education                                    ARAMARK School Support Services


                                                       Meal Sponsors
                                    AIG Retirement
                                  ARAMARK Education
                           ISDLAF+/PMA Financial Network, Inc.




                            Miller, Tracy, Braun,
                            Funk & Miller, Ltd.




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Exhibit Hall
                                  Exhibit Hall Hours
                    Wednesday, April 23, 2008           Thursday, April 24, 2008
                        1:00 - 5:00 p.m.                 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                       Lunch served on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Exhibition Area to get a look at the latest products and
services available to Illinois school districts. This will also give you a chance to stop by the
IASA Booth to pick up a complimentary IASA candy jar and have personalized luggage tags
made. The Exhibition Area is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Hilton Hotel across from the
conference registration desk. Grab lunch in the exhibit hall on Thursday! Lunch stations will be
open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all conference attendees. Remember to thank the exhibitors
for their support.

Also, visit the Apple Education Computer Lab to check your e-mail or receive hands-on training
with Apple representatives. The Computer Lab will be in Conference Center 2 on the Mezzanine
Level of the Hilton Hotel and will be open each day of the conference.
 School Service Member           EduBenefit                       Horace Mann
 First Time Exhibitor            Group Term Life Insurance,          Companies 
 Conference Sponsor              Employee Benefits                   Multiline Insurance

AASA                              Energy Systems Group               Illinois Association of School
National Membership Materials     Provider of Energy Solutions        Administrators (IASA)
                                  and Performance Contracting         Pick Up Your IASA Candy Jar
AIG Retirement                  Services                            and Have Personalized Luggage
403(b) Plans and a Variety of                                         Tags Made
Other Financial Services          Excelsior Software, Inc. 
                                  Gradebook Software                  Illinois Association of School
American Fidelity Assurance                                           Boards (IASB)
Company                        FieldTurf Tarkett                 Policy Products
Section 125 & 403(b)              Synthetic Turf & Sports Surfacing
Administration                                                        Illinois Association of School
                                  First Student, Inc.                Business Officials
ARCON Associates, Inc.           School Bus Transportation           (Illinois ASBO)
Architects, Consultants,          Services                            A Non-Profit Professional
Construction Managers                                                 Organization for School Business
                                  Foundation for Educational          Management Providing
BLDD Architects, Inc.            Services                           Professional Development
                                  SOCS-Simplified Online              to School Business Officials
Architects
                                  Communication System                Throughout the State of Illinois
Budgetext Corporation 
Quality Used and New Textbooks    GCA Services Group                 Illinois Energy Consortium 
                                  Custodial, Maintenance and          Sell Electricity and Natural Gas
and More!
                                  Grounds Management Services         to Schools
Common Goal Systems
On-line Gradebook and Student     Global Connect                     Illinois High School
Management and Information        School Communication System         Association (IHSA)
System                            (SCS)                               Education Materials

Discovery Education               Honeywell International             Illinois School Administrators
Assessments                       Inc.                               Political Action Committee
Discovery Education Assessments   Performance Contracting             (IPAC)
                                                                      Learn About IPAC and Enter the
                                                                      50/50 Raffle - Drawing Will Be
                                                                      Held in the Hall at 3:45 p.m. on
                                                                      Thursday.

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                                                                            Exhibit Hall
ISDLAF+/PMA Financial            Prairie State Insurance            TAC Energy Solutions 
Network, Inc.                  Cooperative                      Performance Contracting
Investment Products and          Property - Casualty Insurance
Services Tailored for Illinois                                      Team Reil 
Schools - Cash and Bond          Preferred Meal                     Sells, Designs, Installs and
Proceeds Management              Systems, Inc.                     Maintains Playgrounds and
                                 Food Service                       Other Recreational Supplies
Jim’s Mobile Offices 
Leases and Sells Modular         Prime Time CSI                    The Egyptian Trust 
Classrooms, Modular Buildings,   RtI Educational Software           Medical Insurance and
and Mobile Offices                                                  Employee Benefits
                                 S. M. Wilson & Co. 
JohnBaylorTestPrep.com         Construction Management/           TREMCO, Inc. 
The On-line ACT Prep Partner     General Contractors                Commercial Roofing
That Increases a High School’s
Average ACT Score                School Information                 Turner Construction 
                                                                    Construction Management
                                 Systems, Inc. 
Johnson Controls                Student Data Management &
Performance Contracting          Financial Management Software      Wachovia Securities
Education Market                                                    Financial Services & Investment
                                                                    Banking
                                 SchoolDude.com 
LifeTrack Services, Inc.        On-Demand Software for
A Variety of Graduate Follow     Facility, Technology, and          WCSIT & ISDA 
Up & Survey Programs, Middle     Business Operations                Insurance
School Exit Surveys & Athletic
Satisfaction Surveys             Scientific Learning                Wireless Generation 
                                 Corporation                       Mobile Technologies - Handheld
Lincoln Investment               Software (Fast ForWord Family of   Computers, Digital Pens - for
Planning                        Products)                          Use in Managing Teaching &
403(b) investment advisors                                          Learning in K-12
                                 Security Alarm
MidAmerican Energy              Corporation 
Unregulated Electric and Gas     Video Systems, Access Control
Services                         Systems, Fire Alarms, Burglar
                                 Alarms
Midwest Transit Equipment 
Bus Sales                        Sitton Consulting
                                 Group, LLC 
Musco Sports Lighting            Construction Management
Sports Lighting
                                 Skender Construction 
Mutual Medical Plans, Inc.      General Contractor
TPA Health Care Plans
                                 Skyward, Inc. 
                                 Developer of Student, Finance
National School Safety and
                                 and Human Resources
Security Services               Administrative Software
School Security Assessments,     Exclusively for K-12 School
Emergency Preparedness           Districts - Public and Private
Consultations, School-
Community-Media Support,
and Professional Development     Software Technology, Inc. 
                                 Education Data Management
Training on School Safety
                                 Solutions

Pepco Energy Services 
                                 Stalker Flooring, Inc. 
Electricity and Natural Gas
                                 Athletic Flooring Products and
Supply. Energy Efficiency
                                 Services
Services




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Registration Information
                                   How to Register
                                                A conference registration form is included with
                                                this mailing. Additional forms are available
                                                to download from the IASA website at
                                                www.iasaedu.org          under    “Conferences”.
                                                Advance registration of $285.00 will be
                                                accepted through Friday, April 18, 2008. On-
                                                site registration will be $310.00. Please register
                                                early as tickets for some meal functions may
                                                not be available to purchase on-site.

You will need to pick up your conference packet, which will include the program, name badge
and purchased meal tickets at the IASA Registration Desk (Mezzanine Level, Hilton Hotel). The
registration desk will be open: Wednesday, April 23 from noon to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 24
from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Friday, April 25 from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. Confirmation letters will
be e-mailed to you prior to the conference.




                                Important Reminders
      Message Board                        Refunds                             Other
A message board will be set-     Full refunds for conference        The conference registration,
up near the IASA Registration    registration and meals will        exhibit hall, Thursday lunch,
Desk on the Mezzanine            be processed upon written          breakout sessions, President’s
Level of the Hilton Hotel for    request if made prior to Friday,   Reception, and the Friday
telephone messages.              April 18. After that date, only    general session will be
                                 50% will be refunded.              held at the Hilton Hotel.
                                                                    The Thursday and Friday
       Check E-mail                  IASA and AASA                  breakfast,     the    Thursday
Conference attendees can                                            general session and the
                                    Membership Dues for             IASA Welcoming Reception
visit the Apple Education
Computer Lab for internet               FY 2009                     will be held at the President
access and to check your         Information on paying your         Abraham       Lincoln    Hotel
e-mail account.      For any     IASA and AASA dues will            and Conference         Center.
other business needs, you        be included in a separate          Early Bird Workshops will be
can visit the Business Center    mailing.                           held at the Prairie Capital
in each hotel.                                                      Convention Center. Business
                                                                    attire is recommended for all
                                        IASA Website                sessions.

   Annual Conference             Visit the IASA Website for the
                                 latest information on IASA         This year’s conference will
       Updates                   and services for members.          again feature the IPAC 50/50
A detailed agenda will be                                           raffle. Conference attendees
included on the IASA website                                        may purchase tickets at the
under “Conferences” in the                                          IPAC Booth on the Mezzanine
near future.     Meetings of                                        Level of the Hilton Hotel.
other organizations will also
be included on our website
as details are confirmed.                                                    Questions
                                                                    Contact the IASA staff by
                                                                    e-mail at iasa@iasaedu.org
                                                                    or 217/787-9306.


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                                                     Housing and Directions
                    Block Housing
Hotel reservations for the Springfield Hilton Hotel and the President
Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the
Renaissance Hotel) should be mailed directly to the IASA Office
on the original form provided on page 19 of this booklet. The room            Future
rates on this page (including 10% tax) apply to the IASA Block
Housing. Please note you must pre-register for the conference to            Conference
obtain block housing rates.                                                   Dates
Springfield Hilton Hotel                   Please Note:
700 East Adams Street                 Tax increased to 12%                   April 1-3, 2009
Springfield, IL 62701                 effective April 1, 2008
217/789-1530                                                               April 14-16, 2010
         Single/double room rate:
         $94.00 plus 12% tax = $105.28
         one complimentary parking pass included                          April 13 - 15, 2011
         (one vehicle per room)
         Block Housing closes Monday, March 24, 2008
                                                                           April 18-20, 2012
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
701 East Adams Street                                                         Starting in 2009,
Springfield, IL 62701                                                        the IASA Annual
217/544-8800                                                              Conference will move
         Single/double room rate:                                          to the Crowne Plaza
         $98.00 plus 12% tax = $109.76                                      Hotel, 3000 Dirksen
         one complimentary parking pass included                          Parkway in Springfield.
         (one vehicle per room)
         Block Housing closes Monday, March 24, 2008


                 Directions to IASA Annual Conference
          Traveling South on I-55
Take Exit 98B Clearlake Avenue; go to 9th Street
and turn left; go to Adams Street and turn right.
The hotels are located on the corner of 7th and
Adams Streets.

          Traveling North on I-55
Take the Sixth Street Exit; go to Monroe Street
and turn right; go to 8th Street and turn left; go
to Adams Street and turn left. The hotels are on
the corner of 7th and Adams Streets.

To New IASA Office from the Conference
Heading North on Sixth Street; go to Madison
Street and turn right; go to Dirksen Parkway and
turn right; continue 2.3 miles South to Stanford
Avenue and turn right; go two blocks to Beechler
Court and turn left. The IASA office is located at    Aerial View of Downtown Springfield including
the end of the cul-de-sac and a parking lot is on     the Capitol Building, the Hilton and President
the left side of the building.                                   Abraham Lincoln Hotels



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Golf Tournament                                                                The 2008 Illinois Association of School
                                                                               Administrators Golf Tournament is
Please type or print clearly                                                   scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2008
                                                                               at Panther Creek Golf and Country Club
                                                                               in Springfield, Illinois, home of the LPGA
Name
                                                                               State Farm Classic.
School
                                                                               Fees - Cost per player is $75. This includes
                                                                               your green fees, cart, breakfast buffet,
School Address
                                                                               lunch buffet, beverages, attendance and
                                                                               skill prizes.
City/State/Zip
                                                                               Reservations - The deadline for
School Phone
                                                                               reservations is Friday, April 11, 2008.
                                                                               The tournament is a shotgun start at 9:00
Home Address
                                                                               a.m. Players are asked to be registered
                                                                               at the course by 8:15 a.m. If you do not
City/State/Zip
                                                                               have a team we will put you on a team for
                                                                               this event. Money should accompany the
Home Phone
                                                                               entry. If you know your team, one check
                                                                               for the entire team would be appreciated.
E-mail
                                                                               Team fee is $300.00.
Teammates if known:
                                                                               Weather - The tournament will be played
                                                                               unless conditions are so poor that the
                                                                               course is closed. If the tournament is
                                                                               cancelled, rain checks to the golf course
Make checks payable to IASA Event and mail registration form and payment to:
                                                                               will be issued.
            Nashville C.C. School District #49
            Brent O’Daniell, Superintendent                                      Questions: Contact Brent O’Daniell,
            750 East Gorman                                                      Nashville C.C. School District #49 at
            Nashville, IL 62263                                                        618/327-3055 ext. 203.

Deadline Date - Friday, April 11, 2008
    cut here


Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis Tournament
Please type or print clearly                                                   The “Arthur L. Urbanski Memorial Tennis
                                                                               Tournament” will be held at 7:30 a.m.,
Name                                                                           Wednesday, April 23, at the Washington
                                                                               Park Tennis Center, South Grand and
School/Company                                                                 Wiggins, Springfield. The cost is $2.00
                                                                               per person per hour, payable at the courts.
Address                                                                        Each player should bring one can of new
                                                                               tennis balls.
City/State/Zip
                                                                               Pairings will be made for the Singles
Phone                                                                          Tournament and Doubles Tournament,
                                                                               if a sufficient number of players register;
E-mail                                                                         otherwise, round robin formats will
                                                                               be considered. You are encouraged to
Tournament Choice (select one or both):                                        identify a doubles partner on this form,
                                                                               but partnerships may be formed on the
□ Singles                                                                      morning of the tournament. Tournament
                                                                               trophies will be presented at the tennis
□ Doubles - Partner                                                            courts after the tournament is completed
                                                                               for first and second place in both Singles
Registration form must be returned by Friday, April 4, 2008 to:                and Doubles.

            Dr. Dwain Baldridge - Tennis Tournament                                Questions: Contact Dr. Dwain
            519 Cottonwood Drive                                                Baldridge at office: 618/266-7214 ext.
            Salem, IL 62881                                                     103 or home: 618/548-6681 or e-mail:
                                                                                       dbaldridge@roe25.com


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                                                                                                      UPDATED February 27, 2008

                     IASA Annual Conference Block Housing Form
IASA has negotiated special conference rates for the 2008 IASA Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel and the President Abraham
Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center. If you need housing, this housing request form (or a copy downloaded from our website) must
accompany your conference registration form. The IASA Block Housing closes Monday, March 24, 2008. The hotels will confirm
reservations with the occupant(s) within two to three weeks of receiving your reservation from IASA. Complimentary parking available to
overnight guests (one vehicle per room).

                           Reservations will not be accepted directly by the hotel and will be returned to you.

Please type or print clearly

Name                                                                              Sharing with

District/Firm Name

Address

City                                                                 State                            Zip

Phone                                                                Fax

E-mail

Arrival Date                                  Arrival Time                                  Departure Date

1st Choice

2nd Choice

Credit Card #                                                        Credit Card Type                             Exp. Date

□ Please check here if you have a disability that may require special services.

  By signing and returning this form, I agree to pay one night’s lodging (room and tax) if not cancelled within 72 hours of check in.

             Signature

Select from one of the following hotels:                            Please Note:
                                                                                                      You may guarantee your room
                                                                Tax increased to 12%
                                                                                                      for one night’s room and tax with
                                                                effective April 1, 2008
             Hilton Hotel                                                                             a major credit card OR a check
             700 East Adams – Springfield (217/789-1530)                                              payable to the hotel of your choice.
             Single/Double Rate: $94.00 plus 12% tax = $105.28                                        Please DO NOT make your check
             Special Note:        Block housing closes Monday, March 24, 2008.                        for housing payable to IASA – it
                                  Confirmation of your housing request will be sent via the e-mail    will be returned.
                                  address you list on this form.
                                                                                                      Rooms will be assigned on a first-
             Room Type Requests:                                                                      come, first-serve basis. Check in
                       Two Double Beds                                            One King Bed        time is 3:00 p.m. Check out time
                                                                                                      is Noon. Early check out will be
                                                                                                      subject to a $25.00 fee at the Hilton
             President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center                                    Hotel. The President Abraham
             701 East Adams – Springfield (217/544-8800)                                              Lincoln Hotel does not charge an
             Single/Double Rate: $98.00 plus 12% tax = $109.76                                        early check out fee.
             Special Notes:       Block housing closes Monday, March 24, 2008.
                                  Confirmation of your housing request will be sent via the e-mail    This original form, along with one
                                  address you list on this form.                                      night’s room and tax and annual
                                                                                                      conference registration form,
             Room Type Requests:                                                                      must be received by the IASA
                       Two Double Beds                                            One King Bed        Office on or before the housing
                                                                                                      deadlines listed on this form.
                                                                                                      Return your completed forms to:
                                                                                                      Illinois Association of School
                                                                                                      Administrators, 2020 Timberbrook
                                                                                                      Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62702-
                                                                                                      4627.
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                        About Springfield
Springfield became the Illinois                           The City of Springfield, the
state capital in 1837 with the                            capital of Illinois and the
help of a young lawyer and                                seat of Sangamon County
politician named Abraham                                  government, is located at the
Lincoln. He lived in the city                             intersection of Interstates 55
until he left to become the 16th                          and 72. Chicago lies 200 miles
President of the United States                            northeast of Springfield, St.
in 1861. From that moment on,                             Louis and Indianapolis lie 100
the city’s history and future                             miles southwest and 195 miles
have been inexorably tied to                              due east, respectively.
this most famous and beloved
American citizen.



                         Springfield Weather in April
                                 Average High - 67
                                 Average Low - 46
                               Record High - 90 (1986)
                               Record Low - 32 (1968)



Sightseeing
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Dana-Thomas House, Edwards
Place, Elijah Iles House, Executive Mansion, Illinois State Capitol, Lincoln Depot,
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln’s New Salem, Old State Capitol, Thomas
Rees Memorial Carillon, Vachel Lindsay Home

Dining
Restaurants line the streets of Downtown Springfield offering a variety of cuisine.
Linger for desserts after a steak dinner at Augie’s Front Burner, enjoy the seafood
at Sebastian’s or try a “Horseshoe”, a uniquely Springfield dish. For more selections,
there are several restaurants on Veterans’ Parkway on the west side of Springfield
and on Dirksen Parkway on the east side.

Shopping
Many unique shops can also be found in the downtown area near the Old State
Capitol Building. You can also head west to the White Oaks Mall on the corner of
Veterans’ Parkway and Wabash Avenue.

            For more information visit: www.visit-springfieldillinois.com



                            Illinois Association of School Administrators
                                         Phone - 217/787-9306
                                      E-mail - iasa@iasaedu.org
                                      Website - www.iasaedu.org

				
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