The IASB Board of Directors met May 13-14 at the Association office in Springfield, where they conducted their annual board self-evaluation and continued their review of governance policies.
The board, which meets quarterly, has been working on its governing policies for the past two years. This meeting focused on 10 governing culture policies and four board/executive director relationship policies. The board also spent time reviewing its role and how directors “connect with ownership.”
A number of minor changes to the Association’s Constitution have been proposed and the board recommended that they proceed to the IASB resolutions committee. The language additions, deletions, or changes were made in large part “to codify what has been past practice,” according to IASB President Phil Pritzker. The proposed changes will be included the annual Report to Membership that is distributed prior to the annual Delegate Assembly.
Executive Director Roger Eddy presented the Association’s FY 2017 budget, which he said reflected a conservative approach to revenue estimates and continued review of operating expenses.
In addition to Eddy’s report, the board also received updates on legislative issues, Service Associates, Illinois High School Association issues, National School Board Association’s annual conference and summer leadership institute, spring division meetings, royalty programs, staffing, plans for the 2016 Joint Annual Conference, and the board’s annual work calendar.
The board also congratulated Past President Karen Fisher for her recognition from the LaSalle ROE, and Melinda Selbee, who is retiring after 26 years as IASB General Counsel.
The next quarterly meeting of the IASB Board of Directors is scheduled for Aug. 13-14 in Chicago.