4/14 IEA Update

April 14, 2020
     This is the latest update from IEA/ISBE that they put out yesterday.

Good evening,

The daily message from State School Superintendent Carmen Ayala, Ph.D., is posted on the Illinois State Board of Education website. It is public, but not everything in it is applicable to all members. The items marked with an asterisk below are applicable to all members.

  • *A number to text for mental health or other help in English and Spanish;
  • *A podcast produced by ISBE.

In other posts to today’s private COVID-19 webpage for board and local presidents, the items marked with an asterisk below should be shared with members

  • Update on CARES Act funding;
  • *4@4 with IEA President Kathi Griffin and IEA Executive Director Audrey Soglin;
  • *Joint statement from IEA, IFT, IASA, IPA on Department on Aging meals programs help;
  • *Upcoming survey;
  • *Special education guidance expected from the state this week;
  • *Executive order on education expected from Gov. JB Pritzker tomorrow;
  • *University of Illinois guidance on workplace safety and COVID-19;
  • *Take action: Urge Congress to do more to fight COVID-19;
  • *Governor Pritzker’s daily update.
COVID-19 Update
Thank you for all you are doing to help our students.

Kathi Griffin
President
Illinois Education Association