Members of the Representative Committees keep the IASA Region members informed of IASA activities at Region meetings and by other reporting vehicles. Regional representation on IASA Committees enhances the association’s ability to be a strong and viable organization.
The IASA-ISBE Advisory Committee meets periodically throughout the year with the State Superintendent of Education and staff to foster relationships and increase the flow of pertinent information between ISBE staff and committee members. Committee representatives have the opportunity to discuss State Board initiatives and offer their input prior to the finalization of those initiatives. During the meetings, members have access to key ISBE staff who are able to respond to concerns and questions on all topics of discussion. This interactive format allows for quick and responsive interchange between the ISBE and IASA representatives to discuss and review current educational programs and initiatives. Members also serve as one of the Region’s representatives to the Governmental Strategies Delegation.
Governmental Relations/Advocacy Committee
The members of this committee will work closely with the director of governmental relations to monitor those legislative and otherwise political activities that could have an impact on the Illinois public schools. These members also serve as one of the Region’s representatives to the Governmental Strategies Delegation.
Membership and Communications
This committee focuses on the recruitment and retention of members in all of the IASA membership categories with special emphasis on Active and School Service Members.
AASA membership will also be encouraged through this committee. New superintendents will be contacted yearly and invited to join IASA. The Membership Chair will work with members of the region to identify potential IASA School Service Members and invite them to join the IASA.
Members of this committee also serve as one of the Region’s representatives in the Membership Strategies Delegation.
The Professional Development Committee is involved in the design and development of the IASA School of Professional Development program and activities. Members of this committee also serve as one of the Region’s representatives in the Membership Strategies Delegation.
The Region President serves as the chief coordinating member of all Region activities, presides over meetings, notifies members of meetings, and otherwise coordinates the Region’s activities. These members will also serve as one of the Region’s representatives in the Membership Strategies Delegation.
Governmental Strategies Delegation (GSD)
The Governmental Strategies Delegation (GSD) is composed of one member each from the Board of Directors, Legislative, IASA-ISBE Advisory, and Resolutions/Position Statements Committees. Members of this committee function as advisors to the Governing Board, develop IASA strategies for implementing the Position Statements and coordinate the work done by the committees relative to the General Assembly, ISBE, State Superintendent and Staff, and other governmental agencies.
Membership Strategies Delegation (MSD)
The Membership Strategies Delegation is composed of one member each from the Board of Directors, Membership and Communications Committee, Professional Development Committee and the Region Presidents. Members of this committee function as advisors to the Governing Board and focus on professional development and membership services.
The Board of Directors has operational committees that function to assist the IASA in its daily operations. These committees include, but are not limited to: the Bylaws Committee, which is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors for changes in the Bylaws, and the Budget Committee, which develops the annual budget of the IASA. The president has the authority, with Board approval, to appoint special committees for specific purposes.