Bees can show us something about collaboration.
On a warm day about half the bees in a hive stay
inside beating their wings while the other half go out
to gather pollen and nectar. Because of the beating
wings, the temperature inside the hive is about 10
degrees cooler than outside. The bees rotate duties
and the bees that cool the hive one day are honey
gatherers the next. Though the individuals are
small, behaving as a single organism and working
toward a common goal means that great things can
be achieved together.
Like the bees, ICNS is structured to be a
collaborative organization. We work with schools to
achieve a goal - to be your voice in all matter of
nonpublic education in Illinois. We can do more
together than any individual school could do alone.
Your continued interest and support in the
upcoming school year is necessary as ICNS exists
solely for the benefit of its member schools, The
ICNS Board is hopeful that we will be able to not
only retain schools, but to increase membership in
Our dues are minimal, particularly when a school
understands that without our collaborative efforts,
nonpublic education would not have a voice with
the legislators or ISBE. The revenue from dues
allows ICNS to engage the services of two part-time
lobbyists who provide services throughout the
legislative session. An investment of $125 for one
year and $200 for two years, can pay dividends
with direct benefit for nonpublic education.
The ICNS Board of Directors values and appreciates your continued support as we work
together on your behalf for the benefit of nonpublic education in Illinois.
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