Board of Directors Approves Dues Formula, Committee Appointments

  • Date Posted
    December 5, 2019
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The IASB Board of Directors met twice in Chicago during the Joint Annual Conference. The first meeting was to review member services and take action on a revised dues formula. The second meeting was to elect the treasurer and Executive Committee and make committee assignments.

On November 21 the Board approved modifications to the member dues formula. The changes allow for use of more current data accessible in the State Board of Education’s Evidence-Based Funding model. Under the new formula, no member district will pay more in dues for fiscal year 2021. Dues notices will be mailed to districts in May 2020.

It was the final meeting for Immediate Past President Phil Pritzker. Pritzker has been active on the IASB Board of Directors since 2009, serving as North Cook Division Director, Executive Committee member, vice president, and president. He is president of the Wheeling CCSD 21 Board of Education.

“It’s been a great journey,” said Pritzker. “I’ve learned so much by being a part of this group.”

Thomas Neeley, Morton CUSD 709, is now the president of the Illinois Association of School Boards. The vice president is Simon Kampwerth Jr. of Peru ESD 124. Both were elected, on November 23 at the Association’s Delegate Assembly, to serve one-year terms.

Joanne Osmond, Lake Villa CCSD 41, who completed her second term as president, is now immediate past president.

At its annual reorganizational meeting on November 24, the Board of Directors named Linda Eades, Northwestern CUSD 2, to serve a second term as treasurer. Elected to join Neeley, Kampwerth, Eades, and Osmond on the Executive Committee were directors Carla Joiner-Herrod, Lindop SD 92; Mark Christ, O'Fallon THSD 203; Sue McCance, CUSD 3 Fulton Co; and Rob Rodewald, Bourbonnais SD 53. Marc Tepper, Kildeer-Countryside CCSD 96, is the alternate.

Other committee appointments included the Nominating Committee, Audit Committee, and the Policy Review Committee. IASB president also annually appoints an IHSA Representative; co-chairs for the 2020 Joint Annual Conference, and delegates to the 2020 NSBA Delegate Assembly.

The IASB Board of Directors has supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the Association. The Board consists of elective officers, past-president, and 21 regional directors. The chairman of the IASB Service Associates and the IASB executive director also sit on the IASB Board of Directors as ex-officio members.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 6-7, 2020 in Lisle.