Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Resolutions invited for Delegate Assembly

Resolutions will be voted upon
at the IASB Delegate Assembly.
Local school boards are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the 2017 Delegate Assembly. Resolution forms and information were mailed to IASB member district superintendents and board presidents in early April.

IASB’s Delegate Assembly is held yearly at the Joint Annual Conference to help determine the direction of the Association by setting policy-driven goals.

Proposals can be submitted as new IASB resolutions, amendments to existing position statements, reaffirmations of existing position statements, or belief statements. The deadline to submit resolutions is June 21.

The IASB Resolutions Committee, consisting of one elected member from each of the 21 Association divisions, will meet on Aug. 4. After resolutions are submitted, IASB staff will review the proposals and consult with a representative of the district that crafted the measure to prepare background material for review by the Resolutions Committee. Districts proposing resolutions must have at least one board member present at the committee meeting to speak to their proposal.

The committee will review the submitted proposals and recommend either the approval or disapproval of the offered resolutions, and determine which ones will be presented to the entire Delegate Assembly. This year’s committee will be chaired by IASB Vice President JoAnne Osmond.

Resolution forms and additional information about the process is available by contacting Mary Ellen Buch at ext. 1132. A fillable 2017 resolution form can also be downloaded from the government relations page on the IASB website