IASB Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting

Every school board’s voice should be heard at the IASB Delegate Assembly

November 14, 2018
9 a.m. – noon or upon completion
Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor, Iowa Events Center




The IASB Delegate Assembly convenes annually for three important roles:
  • Annual Meeting
  • Set the Legislative Platform
  • Convene the nominating caucuses to select candidates for the IASB Board of Directors in selected regions.

IASB bylaws give each member school board a delegate who casts the district’s votes on issues before the Delegate Assembly. School board members provide input on IASB’s legislative platform and your priorities help influence legislators and the governor. By participating in this debate process, school, AEA and community college boards contribute to IASB’s legislative program and ultimately the unified legislative interests of all Iowa school boards.

The Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14. Please take time at your next board meeting to select a delegate, who must be a member of a board in good membership standing of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

Registration: Opens August 8

Time: 9 a.m. – noon or upon completion. If we do not finish by noon, we will break for lunch and reconvene after lunch.

Location: Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor, Iowa Events Center

Note for Registering for Afternoon Events: Delegates interested in attending an afternoon IASB pre-Convention workshop are advised to pre-register for the event to guarantee a seat. If the Delegate Assembly deliberation extends after lunch, you will not be invoiced for afternoon workshop registration fees. 

Delegates


Votes are assigned to delegates according to the following school district enrollment schedule:
0000-1200 – 1 vote
1201-1600 – 2 votes
1601-2400 – 3 votes
2401-3600 – 5 votes
3601-4800 – 7 votes
4801-6000 – 10 votes
6001 and over –15 votes

Votes are assigned to delegates for the area education agencies according to the following AEA enrollment schedule:
0000-29,999 – 2 votes​
30,000 and over – 3 votes

Community colleges are entitled to five delegates. The governing body of the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees elects these delegates.

Delegate Assembly Materials

Advanced Email: All IASB members will receive an email in late September containing the proposed legislative platform. We encourage members to review and discuss the platform at your October or early November meeting, so that your delegate is prepared to vote based on your board’s position.

Mail:
One set of Delegate Assembly materials will be mailed in October to your delegate. Your delegate must take the credential from the delegate packet to the credentialing desk at the Delegate Assembly located in the Grand Ballroom, Iowa Events Center and exchange it for your school district’s voting card. The official delegate packet may be transferred to another member on your board. If the board changes a delegate, please notify Stephanie Rousseau.

Nominating Caucuses

During the Delegate Assembly on November 14 there will be nominating caucuses to nominate candidates for the IASB Board of Directors in IASB Director Districts. In late September, nomination materials will be distributed seeking candidates in the following regions:

#3 (Northeast) – 3 year term

#5a (Central) – 3 year term
#7 (Southwest) – 3 year term
#8 (South Central) – 3 year term
#9 (Southeast) – term ending December 2019

Candidates will be asked to complete a Statement of Candidacy and review the Nomination & Election Procedures and Role & Responsibilities of an IASB Board of Directors member. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Timeline at a Glance

  • August 10: Deadline to submit legislative priorities to IASB
  • August 15: Information distributed to members regarding appointment of Delegates
  • September 24: Nomination materials distributed seeking candidates in selected IASB regions (Director Districts) to serve on the IASB Board of Directors
  • Late September/Early October: Email sent to all members with proposed platform, for review at October or early November board meeting, so your delegate knows your position
  • October 12:
    • Deadline to register delegate
    • Statement of Candidacy forms due for persons nominated to serve on the IASB Board of Directors
  • October 25: Printed materials packets mailed to all registered Delegates
  • November 14: IASB Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting, 9 a.m. – adjournment
    • Regional Nominating Caucuses will be held at 10:30 a.m. or upon completion of the resolutions, whichever is earlier
    • Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines

  For more information, email Stephanie Rousseau or call (515) 247-7042.


Delegate Assembly attendees earn
10 Better Boardsmanship credits!


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Better Boardsmanship Awards.