IASA is excited to announce this new academy for administrators and other school personnel designed specifically to provide a deeper understanding of Health Life Safety compliance and processes in Illinois.

Participants will develop strategies to reduce your district's liability, engage stakeholders, learn the financial do’s and don’ts, as well as undertake a deep dive into your current 10 year HLS surveys and IWAS.

What makes this academy unique is the presenters provide both perspectives on the issue: Ralph Grimm presents the school superintendent’s view, and Pat Durley, the regional superintendent’s.

When: Health Life Safety Compliance: An Administrators Guide to the Fundamentals is being offered virtually via Zoom on two dates:

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What else can you expect? This is an activity- and collaboration-filled Academy where participants receive useful take back summary and guidance documents. In addition:

  • Walk away with beneficial tools and a deeper working knowledge of HLS, Building Permitting, 10-year Survey, Compliance, and Amendment processes.
  • Discover a means to communicate with your constituents to improve their understanding.
  • Receive Administrator Academy Credit or Professional Learning Credit Hours.

Target Audience: Anyone involved with fulfilling HLS and Compliance processes and requirements: Regional Superintendents/ISC Directors and Assistants, ROE/ISC HLS and Compliance personnel, new and experienced District Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Facility Managers/Head Custodians and Architects.
What Past Participants Said
  • "The academy addressed the questions that needed to be addressed. I'm much more knowledgeable after the academy. Great job!"
  • "Reminded me of things that I had forgotten and allowed me to go through some lists and IWAS material that had been previously missed."
  • "The information was presented by professionals who seemed experienced and knowledgeable. The breakout groups were good for connecting with others and learning from others. The testing of knowledge was a great tool for learning."
About the Presenters
Ralph Grimm joined IASA in 2017 as a Field Services Director, putting his 21 years of experience as an Illinois School Superintendent at the disposal of the early-career superintendents he mentors. Additionally, he has recently worked with ISBE as interim Chief Academic Officer and as an Interim Superintendent. Mr. Grimm is a master trainer/presenter on such diverse subjects as the Evidence Based Funding Model, tax levies and district budgets, school district Health-Life-Safety and Compliance, and Illinois Principal and Teacher Evaluation.
Pat Durley has over 36 years of experience in education, from teacher, coach and principal, to over 10 years in Illinois Regional Offices of Education. He retired in 2019 as Regional Superintendent in the Mason/Tazewell/Woodford ROE #53, where he was responsible for implementing, overseeing and providing guidance and training on HLS & Compliance for districts. He has performed building inspections and assisted districts in the completion of projects and all related paperwork.