IASB Withdraws from the National School Boards Association
November 18, 2021
CHICAGO – The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Board of Directors voted today to terminate the Association’s membership in the National School Boards Association (NSBA), effective immediately.
The decision follows previous attempts by IASB to initiate changes to the governance structure, transparency, and financial oversight of the national association. IASB suspended payment of dues to NSBA for 2021-2022 but continued to work to try to bring about needed changes.
The Board recognizes the need for a healthy national organization that can provide training, federal advocacy, shared resources, and networking opportunities. IASB communicated to NSBA that "IASB no longer believes that NSBA can fill this important role." In September NSBA sent a letter to President Biden calling for federal assistance, without knowledge or support of its state association members.