Troy School Board OKs member training policy
By Marianne Eisenbrandt For The Herald-News April 24, 2012 9:44PM
Updated: May 26, 2012 8:06AM
JOLIET — Revisions to the Board Member Development Policy were approved recently by the Troy School Board.
“IASB (Illinois Association of School Boards) has a suggested template to use for posting the information regarding the completion of training by board members,” said Joanne Schochat, assistant superintendent for human resources and general counsel.
The revised policy notes that each board member is responsible for his or her own compliance with the mandatory training laws.
According to the revised policy, each board member taking office after June 13, 2011, must complete at least four hours of professional development leadership training in education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities within the first year of his or her first term that begins after that date.
In addition, each board member who was in office on Jan. 1, 2012, must complete training on the Open Meetings Act within one year of that date.
Also, each board member taking office after Jan. 1, 2012 must complete this training no later than 90 days after taking the oath of office.
After completing the training, each board member must file a copy of his or her certificate of completion with the board secretary.
In other matters, the board recognized the Illinois Elementary School Association bowling qualifiers.
Julie Brandolino, bowling coach, said what she loved about bowling was the fact that kids of all abilities could participate in the activity.
The Troy Middle School Bowling Team qualified eight individuals for the IESA State Bowling Tournament. State qualifiers were Matt Pesavento, Alex Tibble, Noah Plunge, Elijah Lee, Alyssa Plese, Karlee Barton, Melissa March and Jackie Boyce.