Friday, August 28, 2015

IASB Board slates officers

The IASB Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting in August reviewed and suggested minor changes to board policies, completed the annual evaluation of the executive director, approved the FY 2015 Audit Report, and welcomed five new directors to the table.

The board nominating committee also met and slated Phil Pritzker, Wheeling CCSD 21, and Joanne Osmond, Lake Villa CCSD 41, as president and vice president candidates, respectively. Both will be voted upon during the 2015 Delegate Assembly in November.

IASB Executive Director Roger Eddy and Mario Perez, executive director of El Hogar Del Niño, address visitors from NSBA’s Central Region who toured the Chicago early childhood center on Aug. 21. Also on hand were representatives from the Ounce of Prevention, a private, nonprofit corporation focusing on prevention policy and programs aiding children, families, and communities in Illinois.
The meeting was held in several sessions Aug. 21-23 in Chicago to coincide with the NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar. Both events were held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

An interactive session was held Aug. 21 with IASB Consultant Angie Peifer on how the board connects with ownership (member districts). That work will continue at the board’s quarterly meeting in February 2016.

Treasurer Dale Hansen gave a financial report and results from the FY 2015 Annual Audit. Some areas that were covered were the increase of health and medical expenses due to higher medical claims this year and the ongoing cost of software upgrade for the financial management system and association management system databases.  The FY15 Audit report was approved.  The Association had a slight budget surplus of $116,087 for FY15.  Overall, the Association is in good financial standing with a cash surplus that meets IASB Policy guidelines.

The board also heard a number of reports on a variety of topics, including: Joint Annual Conference, recommendations from the resolutions committee, legislation, the IASB royalty programs, IHSA, Vision 20-20, staffing, and IASB Service Associates, and a review of board policies and goals.

Work on the board policies and goals is part of ongoing governance work that began a couple of years ago. The board reviewed with Executive Director Roger Eddy OE-1 (Global Operational Expectation), OE-2 (Emergency Succession), OE-7 (Financial Administration) and OE-9 (Communicating with the Board). All of the evidence indicators presented by Executive Director Eddy were approved as fully compliant.  The board also reviewed and approved Governance Culture Policies GC-1 (Board Purpose), GC-2 (Governing Commitments), GC-3 (Board Job Description), and GC-6 (Annual Work Plan) with minor modifications.

It also reviewed and recommended minor changes to the executive director’s interpretations and indicators for R-2 (Member Advocacy) and R-3 (Member Services).

Those attending their first Board of Directors meeting included: Mark Christ (Southwestern Division), Carla Joiner-Herrod (West Cook), David Rockwell (Blackhawk), Dennis Inboden (Wabash Valley) and Denis Ryan (South Cook). All participated in a new board member orientation session held on Aug. 22.

Joseph Powers, principal of Jones College Prep, greets visitors from IASB and NSBA. The new seven-story campus opened in 2013 and is located in Printer’s Row near Chicago’s Loop. It was one of two Chicago SD 299 schools highlighted in a tour on Aug. 21. Four more Chicago public schools will be available to tour at the 2015 Joint Annual Conference
As part of the NSBA seminar, directors also were invited to tour two Chicago public schools, El Hogar Del Niño and the Jones College Prep High School. The seminar featured several general sessions, breakout panel sessions, and central region and state association business meetings.

The next quarterly meeting of the IASB Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 22, in Chicago.