Tuesday, June 25, 2019

IASB News

July summer schedule
IASB offices in Springfield and Lombard will be closed on three Fridays in July with the start of the Association’s summer schedule. Both offices will be closed on July 5, 12, and 19. Offices will also be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the national holiday.

2019 Delegate Assembly resolutions
Local IASB member school boards are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the 2019 Delegate Assembly. Completed resolutions must be returned by Wednesday, June 26.
Proposals can be submitted by IASB member districts as new resolutions, amendments to current position statements, reaffirmations of existing position statements, or as belief statements.
The 2019 Delegate Assembly, held on Saturday, November 23, will vote on resolutions to determine the Association’s advocacy efforts on behalf of its members. Each school board that is a member of the Association is entitled to one voting delegate.

Officer nominations still being sought
The IASB nominating committee is still seeking candidates for the offices of president and vice president. Nominating forms available here are due, with supportive documents, in the IASB office in Springfield by 4 p.m., August 2, and candidates will be interviewed that same month. A candidate slate will be presented to the Delegate Assembly in Chicago on November 23.
The following criteria will be considered by the nominating committee:
  1. Demonstrated leadership on a local board of education and at IASB division and state levels.
  2. Demonstrated participation in a wide spectrum of IASB activities at all levels.
  3. Demonstrated ability to speak for public education in Illinois and to be an advocate for IASB positions.
  4. Involvement with other education-related associations or organizations.
  5. Other leadership experiences.
  6. Special talents or interests of benefit to IASB as currently constituted.
  7. Membership on the IASB Board of Directors for at least two years is preferred.
Officers serve one-year terms and may serve no more than two consecutive such terms, or until their successors are elected and qualified.

Nominations shall be made according to the nominating committee procedures posted at the IASB Members-Only website. Candidate Data sheets for the office of IASB president or vice president are required and must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, August 2. Please mail to: Chair, IASB Nominating Committee, Illinois Association of School Boards, 2921 Baker Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5929. Please contact Chris Montrey at 217/528-9688, ext. 1143, with any questions.