The Illinois Administrators' Academy is authorized by Section 2-3.53 of the School Code which states: The State Board of Education shall cause to be established an Illinois Administrators' Academy. The Academy shall develop programs which provide for development of skills in the areas of instructional staff development, school improvement, school accountability, effective communications skills, public school relations, evaluation of personnel, including documentation of employee performance and remediation of unsatisfactory employee performance. Local school administrators who evaluate other certified staff must take a course on the Evaluation of Certified Staff (Section 2-3.56). This should be the first Administrators' Academy course taken by new administrators. Sangamon ROE-Staff Development offers this initial Academy course twice yearly, generally in early August and again in October. After completing the initial course, administrators must attend at least one Academy course every year.