Thursday, May 14, 2015

Delegate Assembly resolutions invited through June 24

Local school boards are invited to submit resolutions for the 2015 Delegate Assembly. Information and resolution forms were mailed to district superintendents and board presidents on April 1.

IASB’s Delegate Assembly, held annually at the Joint Annual Conference, serves as the major policy-setting mechanism of the Association. Each year’s assembly consists of delegates chosen by IASB member boards to represent them, with each board entitled to send one delegate.

Active member boards may submit proposals for new IASB resolutions, amendments to existing position statements, reaffirmations of existing position statements, or belief statements. The deadline to submit resolutions is June 24.

A committee consisting of one elected member from each of the 21 IASB divisions will meet on July 31 to review the resolution proposals and recommend the approval or disapproval of proposed resolutions, and to determine which ones are presented.

Appeals to Resolutions Committee decisions are allowed when submitted in writing at least eight days before the Delegate Assembly, which will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 21.

For information about this process, contact division representatives to the Resolutions Committee listed in the April 1 mailing, or phone IASB at ext. 1132. This year’s committee is chaired by IASB Vice President Phil Pritzker.

Resolution forms and information about the resolutions process are also available by calling the Association’s Connie Crowder at ext. 1132.

A resolution form may also be downloaded online at www.iasb.com/govrel/resolutionform.pdf.