Monday, April 9, 2018

Resolutions for Delegate Assembly due by June 20

Resolutions are voted upon at the Delegate Assembly
that is held each November at the Joint Annual Conference.
Local school boards are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the 2018 Delegate Assembly. Resolution forms and information were mailed to IASB member districts, board presidents, and superintendents on April 2; and they are also available on the Association’s website at:

IASB’s Delegate Assembly, held each year at the Joint Annual Conference, is designed to 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 as belief statements. The deadline to submit resolutions is June 20.

The IASB Resolutions Committee, consisting of one elected member from each of the Association’s 21 divisions, will meet on August 3. 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 the proposal.

The committee meets to 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 at the Conference in November. This year’s committee will be chaired by IASB Vice President Thomas Neeley.

School leaders interested in submitting a resolution can learn more by joining in the May 7 IASB webinar, “How to Write an Effective IASB Resolution—take action to make change.” Offered free to IASB members, it will start at noon, and registration is now available through IASB's Online Learning Center. Visit the IASB website, select the yellow "My Account" button to log in, then choose the red Online Learning tab at the top.

Resolution forms and additional information about the process is available by contacting Mary Ellen Buch at 217/528-9688, ext. 1132. A fillable 2018 resolution form can also be downloaded from the IASB website