IASB Delegate Assembly & Annual Meeting

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

Registration is open through Nov. 10!

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When:
November 17, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.–noon or upon completion
Location: 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 board a delegate who casts the board'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.

Delegate Materials & Resources

This year we will conduct Delegate Assembly through a consent agenda for everything that did not change substantially from last year. If you wish to discuss a resolution further or make an amendment, you must make a motion for the body to consider.

Delegate Assembly Pro Tip: Submit your amendments ahead of time. This allows you to work with IASB staff to ensure your intent matches the amendment language. Email amendments or questions to Phil Jeneary

Proposed 2022 Legislative Platform: The platform delegates will vote to approve at Delegate Assembly. The platform has been recommended and approved by our Legislative Resolutions Committee (LRC) and the IASB Board of Directors. Our proposed priorities for the 2022 legislative session are:

  • Dropout Prevention/At-Risk
  • Mental Health
  • Teacher Recruitment & Licensure 
  • School Funding Policy
  • Supplemental State Aid

Delegates

 
Votes are assigned to delegates according to the following school district enrollment schedule:

0–1,200—1 vote
1,201–1,600—2 votes
1,601–2,400—3 votes
2,401–3,600—5 votes
3,601–4,800—7 votes
4,801–6,000—10 votes
6,001 and over—15 votes
Votes are assigned to delegates for the area education agencies according to the following AEA enrollment schedule:

0–29,999—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.
 

Nominating Caucuses

Nominating caucuses are held to nominate candidates to the IASB Board of Directors for three-year terms. Please visit the IASB Board webpage to learn more about serving on the IASB Board.

In late September, nomination materials will be emailed seeking candidates in selected regions, as follows:
  • District 3 (Northeast) ­
  • District 5a (Central)
  • District 6b (East) Two-year term (through January 2024)
  • District 7 (Southwest)
  • District 8 (South)

 Director District map
 
Ask Me icon For questions, email Stephanie Rousseau or call (515) 247-7042.
 

BBA Credits iconDelegate Assembly attendees earn 10 Better Boardsmanship credits!

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