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Vision 2030 Workgroup Convenes in Springfield for First Meeting

By Jason Nevel, IASA Director of Communications

A lack of flexibility in the workday. Limited access to mental health resources. Mandates continue to strip away local control. The Tier II pension system is not attractive to new employees.

Those were among the challenges cited and discussed during the first Vision 2030 Workgroup in Springfield on October 18. The team has been assembled to reflect upon the current state of education in Illinois and formulate priorities and policy positions that will serve as a framework for guiding advocacy efforts moving forward. Members include representatives from numerous statewide education organizations. Overall, the Workgroup has more than 100 members.

The visioning process, facilitated by the ECRA Group, will include two more meetings in January 2024 and May 2024. A statewide survey will also be conducted in November 2023, allowing for more feedback from a broader pool of educators. The Policy Briefs will go to the

IASA Board of Directors in July 2024 for final approval.

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