Monday, November 20, 2017

IASB Board of Directors
holds annual reorganizational meeting

Joanne Osmond, Lake Villa CCSD 41, is the new president of the Illinois Association of School Boards. The new vice president is Thomas Neeley, Morton CUSD 709. Both were elected at the Association’s Delegate Assembly, held Nov. 18 in Chicago. They will serve one-year terms.

Phil Pritzker, Wheeling CCSD 21, who completed his second term, is now immediate past president. Linda Eades, Northwestern CUSD 2, was named treasurer, replacing Neeley.

The IASB Board of Directors also made committee assignments at its annual reorganizational meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19. Joining Osmond, Neeley, Pritzker, and Eades on the Executive Committee are directors Carla Joiner-Herrod, Lindop SD 92; Simon Kampwerth Jr., Peru ESD 124; Mark Harms, Flanagan-Cornell Unit District 74; and Dennis Inboden, Robinson CUSD 2.

Other committees, to be announced, include the nominating committee, the audit committee, and the policy review ad hoc committee. IASB also annually appoints an IHSA representative; co-chairs for the 2018 Joint Annual Conference, and delegates to the 2018 NSBA Delegate Assembly.

Sunday’s meeting was the final official event for past president Karen Fisher, Ottawa THSD 140. Fisher has been active on the IASB Board of Directors since 2007, serving as Starved Rock Division director, vice president, and president.

“It’s been a great run,” said Fisher. “The support, encouragement, family, and fellowship I have received from the board and staff of IASB has been unbelievably fantastic.”

The Board of Directors has supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the Association. The Board consists of elective officers and 21 regional directors. The chairman of the IASB Service Associates and the IASB executive director are ex-officio members.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for March 2-3, 2018, in Lisle.