Delegate Assembly

The annual Delegate Assembly is the meeting where school board members vote on the proposals submitted by local school boards. Each school board that is a member of the Association is entitled to one voting delegate at the Delegate Assembly. Every member board is advised to select one individual board member to serve as its delegate, and to review proposed resolutions with the full board before determining its vote.

Results from the 2020 IASB Delegate Assembly

Delegate Assembly Materials

The informational documents listed below are for IASB Delegates attending the Saturday, November 14 virtual Delegate Assembly.

Appeal Motion Resources

Policies guiding the operation of the Association are formulated by the Delegate Assembly through the adoption of Position Statements and Belief Statements.

At the Delegate Assembly, the proposed resolutions are brought for a vote of the Assembly. Under normal circumstances, discussion is held before votes are taken. Delegates vote “to adopt” or “not adopt” the resolutions as put forth by the Resolutions Committee. The Delegate Assembly vote determines the final decision on all resolutions. If approved by the Delegate Assembly, resolutions become Position Statements or Belief Statements in the IASB Constitution, and thus give IASB staff direction on legislative positions.

Because of the cancelation of the 2020 Joint Annual Conference, this year's Delegate Assembly will be held virtually on November 14 at 10 a.m. With this change to a virtual event, adjustments had to be made. Due to the sheer number of delegates, back-and-forth dialogue among delegates and presiding officers will be impossible to control during the virtual Assembly. Therefore, only technical questions about process and points of order may be raised by delegates at the Assembly by use of a chat function. A “live” voting application will be used inside the Zoom webinar platform to record votes on all motions. More information on the process can be found by viewing the "2020 Delegate Assembly Informational Webinar."

Important Dates

November 7: All delegates need to be registered for the 2020 virtual Delegate Assembly (only one delegate per district) by this date.

November 14: The virtual Delegate Assembly will begin at 10 a.m.

Note: Discussions on resolutions will be held at two webinar forums (October 21 and November 5) – resolutions will not be discussed during the Delegate Assembly itself. This is also the time to make or discuss motions, or to remove items from the Consent Agenda. All resolutions that have received a “Do Adopt” recommendation from the Resolutions Committee will initially be placed on the Consent Agenda and be considered on one vote. If a delegate wants to remove an item from the agenda for a separate vote, it must be removed from the Consent Agenda at one of these two webinars.