IASB Board of Directors Meets

  • Date Posted
    June 24, 2022
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The quarterly meeting of the IASB Board of Directors took place on June 11 in Springfield. Business included the annual budget and recommendations from a review of the Association’s Resolutions Process. 

A Resolutions and Constitution Review Committee, made up of IASB members and staff, developed recommendations for procedural changes and constitutional amendments based on input from members.  

Directors approved a list of rules for the Resolutions Process to guide the IASB Resolutions Committee when considering proposals submitted by member districts which may be presented to the Delegate Assembly. 

Among the rules, proposals that are substantially the same as ones that failed to pass the Delegate Assembly the prior year must receive a 2/3 affirmative vote from the Resolutions Committee to be presented to the Delegate Assembly; the Committee will consider whether to present proposals to the Delegate Assembly based upon alignment with IASB Advocacy Core Values and legislative priorities; and the Committee will not consider requests for “reaffirmations” of an existing position or belief statement. A rule also allows IASB staff each year to provide the Committee with Position Statements that are recommended for removal. 

Directors also approved recommended amendments to the IASB Constitution. The changes pertain to the timeline for receiving appeals prior to the Delegate Assembly, clarification of meeting format for voting, and position alignment with Advocacy Core Values. Constitutional amendments will be voted on at the Delegate Assembly in November. 

A budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 was presented and approved. Pricing for districts’ annual dues and registration fees for the 2022 Joint Annual Conference were held the same, despite increases in expenses associated with holding events. Additional expenses associated with technology infrastructure and higher operating costs are budgeted. 

The meeting also included updates and reports from IASB staff and directors, upon which no action was required, including scheduled activities of the new Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA). Progress toward the board-approved Strategic Priorities and results from the IASB Member Survey were also shared. 

The next quarterly meeting of the IASB Board of Directors is scheduled for August 26-27 in Tinley Park. IASB members can access approved minutes from previous meetings on the IASB website.