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Service Associate Firms

IASB Service Associates are businesses which offer school-related products and services and which have earned favorable reputations for quality and integrity. Only after screening by the Service Associates Executive Committee is a business firm invited by the IASB Board of Directors to become a Service Associate. Service Associates help IASB carry out its responsibilities to local school boards and serve as an important resource for information and advice helpful to local school districts.

Download a brochure describing the benefits of membership in IASB Service Associates.
 

Eligibility

To be considered for membership,
  • A firm must have done business with Illinois public school districts for at least three years, or if due to recent changes in law that previously prohibited this type of business, at least one year doing business in Illinois.
  • Submit at least three references from Illinois public school districts with which the firm has worked.
  • Submit an application and reference data form.
  • Agree to abide by the Service Associates Code of Ethics.
Submitted application materials will be screened by the Service Associates Membership Committee and reviewed by the Service Associates Executive Committee. Recommendations for membership are presented to the IASB Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting. An invitation to join is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
After accepting an invitation to join IASB Service Associates, the firm becomes an active member upon payment of annual dues.
 

Governance

IASB Service Associate members hold an annual meeting to review programs and make suggestions for the upcoming year. Each member firm is entitled to have one voting representative take part in the annual meeting.

A 12-member Executive Committee meets quarterly to advise IASB staff and help carry out programs of the Service Associates. Every two years the Committee elects a chairman to represent Service Associates as a non-voting member of the IASB Board of Directors.
 

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