IASB Member Districts Can Submit Resolutions for 2021

  • Date Posted
    April 8, 2021
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IASB member boards of education have been invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the 2021 IASB Delegate Assembly. Resolution forms and accompanying information was emailed to Association member districts on April 1. The forms will also be mailed to districts in the coming weeks. A fillable submission form is available online.
Proposals can be submitted as new IASB resolutions, amendments to existing position statements, reaffirmations of existing position statements, or as new belief statements. The deadline to submit resolutions is June 23. You can learn more about the prociess and how to participate in an upcomng IASB webinar, How to Write an Effective IASB Resolution, on April 29 at 1 p.m.

This year’s Delegate Assembly will be held November 20 at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. The outcomes of the Delegate Assembly determine the direction of the Association’s advocacy efforts and legislative priorities. Each IASB member school board is entitled to one voting delegate at the Assembly.
After resolutions are collected, IASB staff will review the proposals and consult with a representative of the submitting districts to prepare background material for review by members of the Resolutions Committee. Districts proposing resolutions must have at least one board member present at the committee meeting to speak to their proposal.
The IASB Resolutions Committee, consisting of one elected member from each of the 21 Association divisions, will meet in early August. The committee will review the submitted proposals and recommend either “to adopt” or “not adopt” the resolutions, and determine which measures will be referred to the full membership for a vote at the Delegate Assembly. This year’s committee will be chaired by IASB Vice President Simon Kampwerth Jr.
Resolution forms and additional information are available by contacting Mary Ellen Buch at (217) 528-9688, ext. 1132. Learn more about the IASB Delegate Assembly and the resolutions process in this FAQ.