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Charge

  1. Under the direction of the vice president, with the assistance of the president, secretary-treasurer and executive director, the Budget Committee shall conduct the budget development process, and shall:
    1. seek input from the membership of the IEA-NEA concerning budgetary priorities;
    2. hold virtual hearings at IEA-NEA offices across the state;
    3. implement the two-year budget process and make changes as needed; and,
    4. research and share elements of a strategic goals based budget.
  2. The IEA-NEA budget shall reflect IEA’s priorities of: (1) expanding the organizing culture by engaging member and the organization as a whole; (2) develop a staff structure that is able to meet the challenge of the changing environment and the needs of our members; and (3) engage in scenario planning and risk management planning.
  3. Keep updated on the work of the Strategic Financial Planning Committee and how it may impact budget decisions.
  4. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  5. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  6. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. To provide a vehicle for the submission of bylaw changes in an orderly fashion. In addition to presenting their own recommendations, the committee should assist other governance bodies and individual members in the framing and submission of bylaw changes. Whenever possible, the committee should consult with parties submitting bylaws similar in nature and work for consolidation. No later than the January IEA Board of Directors’ meeting, the chair of the Bylaws Committee shall advise the board on the impact and appropriateness of inclusion of each proposal in the bylaws. This information shall be forwarded to the delegates of the IEA Representative Assembly (RA). Each member of the committee is encouraged to attend the IEA-RA in order to participate in open hearings and follow IEA-RA business.
  2. Provide assistance to delegates at the IEA-RA via the Parliamentary Assistance Committee.
  3. Proofread and prepare the bylaws for printing after RA actions.
  4. Review new resolutions and new business items prior to the IEA Representative Assembly and process them during the RA.
  5. Present to the Board of Directors:
    1. Model Local Bylaws that are in compliance with IEA-NEA affiliation standards;
    2. Resources to assist locals in reviewing and revising their local bylaws;
    3. A plan to assist Region Councils with their obligation to review local bylaws every five years and
    4. A plan to ensure locals comply with the requirement to file bylaws and revised bylaws with the IEA
  6. Monitor NEA bylaw changes to ensure IEA bylaws are in compliance.
  7. Review NEA resolutions and current IEA resolutions and revise as needed.
  8. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  9. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  10. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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  1. This virtually organized committee shall;
    • Highlight the positive aspects of public education and work with IEA members and the general public. (i.e. #IEAhelpsout and May 1st Walk Ins)
    • Promote positive events and activities regarding public education. (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/events/m125258148291577/)
  2. Produce factual information regarding public education.
  3. Promote campaigns that support public education. (i.e. https://ieanea.org/stronger-united/ and http://www.strongpublicschools.org/news)
  4. Promote participation in rapid response action.(i.e. www.illinoiseducatorsactionnetwork.org)

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  1. Engage, activate, and educate members in their first through tenth years of teaching. Ideas include, but are not limited to:
    1. Identifying needs and topics of interest to those in years 1-10 through surveys, listening sessions, etc.
    2. Continue working with Student IEA leaders and their alumni.
    3. Working with the New Ed Campaign and assist with new-hire orientations and one-on-one conversations.
    4. Continuing to organize early career cohorts in various areas of the state.
    5. Offering professional development/trainings at IEA conferences, meetings or online that focus on the needs and topics of interest to members in their first through tenth years of teaching.
    6. Continuing to maintain a social media presence to encourage continued growth and involvement of early career teachers.
    7. Updating and distributing an electronic resource list for quality teaching and learning
    8. Working with region council early career members regional representatives.
  2. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  3. Have representation on the IEA SCORE advisory group.
  4. Conduct an open hearing at the IEA-RA.
  5. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  6. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting upon request.

Charge

This committee shall elect its own chairperson and should a vacancy occur in this committee, that person will be replaced by nomination of the IEA president. The committee has as its duty to establish procedures for nomination of candidates, ensure dissemination of publicity concerning all elections and the names of candidates, and develop rules for the conduct of the election and tabulation of ballots subject to the approval of the IEA Board of Directors.

The committee conducts region and local election training. The Elections Committee shall also hear initial challenges regarding election of convention delegates, as per Article IV, Section 3 of the bylaws. (Should a member of the Elections Committee run as an NEA state delegate to the NEA convention, said person shall not be involved in the counting of ballots to avoid any conflict of interest.)

It shall be the responsibility of the Elections Committee to:

  1. Review and make recommended revisions to the Elections Handbook.
  2. Conduct the following elections:
    • Ethnic-Minority, ESP, and Higher Education Sectional Representatives and Alternates
    • Council on Higher Education
    • Education Support Professional Council
    • Council of Retirees
    • All elections held by IEA Board of Directors
    • IEA Retired delegates to the IEA-RA
    • NEA Retired delegates to the NEA-RA
    • IEA Student delegates to the IEA-RA
    • NEA Student delegates to the NEA-RA
    • NEA State delegates to the NEA-RA
    • NEA Director(s) and IEA Executive Officers
  3. Research and report to delegates at the 2020 IEA RA the process and procedures needed to allow electronic voting for local elections. These processes and procedures will be included in the 2020-2021 Elections Handbook.
  4. Make other recommendations to the board as are deemed appropriate.
  5. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  6. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  7. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

The mission of the GPA program is to educate, organize and recruit member activists to accomplish the goals of IEA- IPACE through grassroots political action and policy advocacy efforts. This is a statewide volunteer program that is governed and funded by IPACE and executed at the region level. Each IEA region and service area is entitled to have one GPA.

Charge

  1. Enhance the strength of the association and the advocacy of the members in areas of civil rights equity through the support of minority and marginalized community outreach projects in locals/regions.
  2. Develop, and along with the IEA-NEA Executive Committee, monitor the implementation of the board- adopted plan for achieving compliance with NEA Bylaw 3.1(g). This will include monthly updates regarding our compliance with the NEA Bylaw 3.1(g) to the IEA Officers.
  3. Continue collaboration with Region Chairs to support them in implementing the Ethnic Minority Communications Network to find and develop Ethnic Minority leaders in each Region.
  4. Develop a plan with the Board of Directors Racial and Social Justice Subcommittee to coordinate and communicate the work and training that is being done by both committees.
  5. Develop and implement a plan to promote, recommend, and disseminate information to the Ethnic-Minority chairs the Ethnic-Minority Communications Network. This plan will include encouraging ethnic-minority members to put their name forward in serving the IEA on committees and through elected positions at the local, state and national level.
  6. Research and recommend an IEA policy on racial and social justice in education. This policy should include ways IEA can support members who want to engage in racial and social justice in education.
  7. In conjunction with IEA Communications, promote, recommend and publicize the IEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award and the NEA HCR Awards. This will include communicating with the IEA board, staff and local presidents the nomination procedures and timelines.
  8. Facilitate and support Ethnic Minority trainings including, but not limited to IEA’s EMELT (Ethnic Minority/Emerging Leader Training) and Human and Civil Rights Activists Training. The committee will also communicate with members of the IEA Board of Directors regarding ethnic-minority training participants so they can be encouraged to continue their participation in the local, state and/or national level.
  9. Conduct an open hearing and/or professional development session(s) at the IEA-RA.
  10. Monitor IEA hiring patterns and practices regarding workforce diversity.
  11. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  12. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  13. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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  1. The IPACE Executive Committee shall work with the staff in the Government Relations Department to effectuate the election of pro-education officials at all levels of government in Illinois and in the United States.
  2. Support the Grassroots Political Activist program and assist, as needed, with GPA Go-Teams.
  3. Develop recommended procedures for local school board elections.
  4. Provide guidance to both local endorsement committees of state house candidates and to the IEA Board of Directors in final endorsement of constitutional officers and judicial candidates.
  5. Update the bylaws of the IPACE Executive Committee.
    1. Include reviewing and making possible modifications to the composition of the IPACE Executive Committee. This work will be shared with the IEA Board of Directors.
  6. Make training and education of the election process available to IEA members and leaders in our locals and regions.
  7. Assist members at the local level with training and support in odd-year elections with school board elections and local referendums.
  8. Make recommendations to The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education for joint endorsement of congressional candidates.
  9. Develop and implement strategies to significantly increase member involvement in the 2020 election cycle.

Charge

To analyze, evaluate and make recommendations to appropriate governing bodies concerning IEA’s staff insurance plan, which shall include the following:

  1. Maintain oversight responsibility regarding medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, disability, Medicare supplement, and long-term care insurance.
  2. Provide relevant information to the IEA board and IEASO collective bargaining committees who bargain the successor agreement to the 2018-2021 contract.
  3. Suggest employee education in-service programs related to insurance.
  4. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  5. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. Enhance the strength of the association and the advocacy of the members in areas of civil rights equity through the support of LGBTQ+ professional development and member training sessions.
  2. Collaborate with IEA staff/members and outside experts to develop professional development and member trainings that may take place at state meetings, Board of Director meetings, conferences, workshops and online.
  3. Communicate with members of the Board of Directors and local presidents about the professional development and member trainings that are available to IEA members
  4. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  5. Conduct an open hearing and/or professional development session(s) at the IEA-RA.
  6. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  7. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. Continue to use and modify the recommended best practices for training, professional development training ideas, and procedures for financial reporting of professional development funds.
  2. Continue to use and update the presenter database that identifies members who deliver top-notch trainings/Professional Development that was created by the 2018-2019 committee with the support of the IEA Teaching and Learning Department.
  3. Solicit and approve the plans for professional development trainings from the four sections of the state using the rubric that was developed by the 2018-2019 committee.
  4. Reflect on the process and rubric throughout the year. Make modifications when/if necessary.
  5. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  6. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  7. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

Review and modify the IEA Legislative Platform and present proposed modifications to the January 2020 IEA Board of Directors meeting and to the 2020 IEA Representative Assembly for adoption. As part of the process the committee shall:

  1. Solicit input from each region council through direct e-mail contact.
  2. Seek input from members and local leaders through a variety of electronic means including e-mail, IEA Website, IEA Insider, News You Can Use and IEA social media.
  3. Evaluate the past legislative session to determine possible changes or adjustments to the IEA Legislative Platform.
  4. Review, edit and adjust existing language to enhance clarity of the IEA Legislative Platform positions and the Addendum Glossary.
  5. Review and remove outdated or contradictory positions.
  6. Conduct open hearings at the Representative Assembly
  7. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible. .
  8. Communicate regularly with the IEA president regarding proposed modifications to the Legislative Platform.
  9. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting, a pre-Representative Assembly report and an end- of-year report.

Charge

  1. To support local presidents in their crucial role and to connect them to each other and to IEA.
  2. Maintain a master calendar that includes key dates, as well as checkpoints and lists for essential duties of local presidents. Offer text alerts to remind presidents of important dates and deadlines.
  3. Continue working with IEA-Connect and IEA-Retired to create a personal contact system to presidents, starting with new presidents.
  4. Develop ways, including using the presidents-only Facebook page, to honor our local presidents, and to recognize and celebrate milestones that local presidents identify as important to them and to their locals.
  5. Participate in the planning and delivery of mentoring/induction and other professional development to presidents (including SLA Presidents’ School, One Conference, Regional Professional Development Meetings, IEA-RA, and regional events), to be aligned with IEA Leadership Competencies.
  6. Continue to update, maintain and promote the online library for presidents.
  7. Continue to host governance-led roundtables throughout the state. These can be face-to-face or virtual.
  8. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  9. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  10. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting upon request.

Charge

The Review Board shall have the power to rule on the censure, suspension or expulsion of a member; the disaffiliation of a local association; when requested, to review an action of the IEA Executive Committee or the IEA Board of Directors for consistency with the bylaws, and make appropriate recommendations for remedial action, if necessary; and at the request of the president, to review the association bylaws and chartered local education association constitutions and/or bylaws for compliance with NEA requirements and to notify the president when association or locals are in non-compliance. (For balance of charge, see IEA-NEA Bylaws, Article X, Section 4.)

Charge

  1. Monitor the financial condition of the association on a regular basis and make recommendations to the IEA Board of Directors that speak to the improvement of the association’s financial position.
    1. Review budget and financial reports so the committee becomes well-versed in the issues;
    2. Make recommendations to the Budget Committee for changes to the process (such as alignment with the IEA Strategic Plan) and/or considerations for the budget. Act as a resource to budget committee.
    3. Review information – such as other states’ dues amounts, financial planning process etc. and report to the IEA Board of Directors.
  2. Develop financial strategic planning goals for the future of our association that include, but are not limited to:
    ▪ Meeting with Budget committee when needed to plan IEA Strategic Budget.
    ▪ Develop regular five-year projections.
    ▪ Statement of Financial Activities and Statement of Financial Position
    ▪ Projections of future capital expenditures
    ▪ Track unfunded liabilities
    ▪ Plan for future building repair and replacement
    ▪ Share the above with the board and/or other committees, as needed.
  3. Monitor and make recommendations to the IEA Board of Directors concerning the association’s Cash Flow Trust.
    1. Provide education to the SFP Committee on cash flow trust and post-retirement healthcare fund;
    2. Establish regular reporting for cash flow trust and post-retirement healthcare fund;
    3. Make recommendations to the IEA Board of Directors.
  4. Conduct a study of alternatives to the current dues system and structure. (NBI 1)
    1. Periodic status updates will be made to the IEA Board of directors.
    2. Present a final report to 2020 Representative Assembly.
  5. Gather and analyze data on existing office and staff services. (NBI 19)
    1. Focus on maintaining high quality service to members.
    2. Maintaining fiscal responsibility in post-Janus environment.
    3. Committee will consist of members, staff, and IEA executive members.
    4. Findings will be reported to the board of directors by February 2020 and be a part of the budget presentations and open hearings.
  6. Determine what IEA can do to help locals achieve the best practices.
  7. Determine any assistance IEA can/should provide in terms of supporting treasurers and membership contacts.
  8. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  9. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA president, submit a report for the IEA-RA and submit a year-end report.
  10. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.”

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  1. Serve as resource to all IEA locals in assisting and developing communication between special and general educators to improve instruction for all students.
  2. Collect and provide all IEA locals with strategies and programs designed to provide practical life experiences for students with special needs as they transition to post-secondary opportunities.
  3. Monitor and provide IEA locals with updates from federal and state agencies as they affect and impact special education laws and practices.
  4. Continue to advocate and recommend changes in the IEA Resolutions and Legislative Platform for the purpose of updating policy relating to special education school code and administrative rules.
  5. Provide feedback within 60 calendar days to the proactive delegates to specific comments and questions compiled during the Open Hearing at the IEA-RA.
  6. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  7. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  8. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

IEASO, IEA management, and IEA governance are committed to carrying out their responsibilities and duties in a collaborative manner. This commitment requires that all parties have meaningful involvement in key decisions, which give direction and purpose to IEA.

The Stakeholders Summit brings together representatives from governance, management, and staff to review and advise on IEA strategy and policy. The Summit serves as a forum and sounding board for IEA strategy and policy making to ensure that critical discussions about the future of IEA are not limited to organizational silos, but instead engage stakeholders across traditional boundaries. The Stakeholders Summit is an advising and not a deciding group. Members of the Summit are also responsible for communicating with and seeking input from their colleagues on IEA strategy and policy.

In keeping with these responsibilities, the Stakeholders Summit will oversee the development and implementation for the Committee to Enhance Organizational Effectiveness and the graduated income tax campaign.

Charge

  1. Recommend ways IEA should promote National Board Certification and support teachers throughout the process.
  2. Continue to update the list of IEA members who have achieved National Board Certification and provide the list to the IEA president.
  3. Develop a list of IEA members, who are recommended by their peers, to be considered as possible candidates for state of Illinois work. (ISBE, Illinois State Educator Preparation & Licensure Board, etc.) This list will be updated throughout the year and shared with the IEA President.
  4. Work with a member of the committee who will be the National Board Candidate JumpStart Coordinator. The responsibilities of the JumpStart Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
    1. Work with the trained IEA members to set up National Board Candidate JumpStart sessions.
    2. Provide JumpStart training at conferences and regional offices.
    3. Report the work of the JumpStart trainings to the chair of the committee and the IEA President.
  5. Review the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence nominations and selects the IEA candidate. The IEA Secretary/Treasurer will be included in this work.
  6. Use electronic resources to complete the committee’s work when possible.
  7. Communicate regularly with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  8. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. For the IEA-RA, by October 26:
    1. Recommendations on the agenda and content for the next IEA Representative Assembly.
    2. Based on a variety of input generated by the committee, make recommendations on the social and ancillary activities of the IEA Representative Assembly.
    3. Review the current flexible structure of the “open hearings” and “professional development” time slots and make recommendations for any improvements.
    4. Review evaluation data from the 2019 IEA Representative Assembly and make recommendations for improvement.
    5. Provide a report at the December board meeting concerning plans for the IEA Representative Assembly.
    6. Continue to give guidance to the Director of Program Development on initiatives to provide as many documents as possible electronically with emphasis on increasing the number of green delegates.
  1. For the NEA-RA, by April 4 make recommendations concerning Representative Assembly activities.
    1. Review the evaluation data from the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly and make recommendations for improvement.
    2. Approve an evaluation form for the upcoming Representative Assembly.
    3. Provide guidance to the Director of Program Development on meal options, delegate surveys, and social/ancillary activities.
    4. Provide a report at the May board meeting concerning plans for the NEA Representative Assembly.
  2. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. Review IEA policies to ensure that they reflect IEA bylaws and IEA practices.
  2. Develop recommendations for new policy as necessary
  3. Provide short presentations to the Board about policies and any recommended policy changes.
  4. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. During Friday evening committee times, the members who are new board members will meet to share ideas and get input on various topics. (i.e. the role of the Board as managers; support with planning Region Council meetings, preparing region budgets and election calendars, financial considerations and roles and responsibilities at the IEA-RA and NEA-RA) Vice Chairs are welcome to attend if they are coming to the Board meeting.
  2. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. Help plan, develop, and present the new board training at SLA.
  2. In conjunction with the IEA President, arrange for short PD sessions around the leadership competencies and other topics at Board meetings.
  3. Share communication plan ideas with the Board and/or provide professional development presentations at Board meetings.
  4. Gather ideas from members of the Board of Directors about agenda items/projects and programs that are part of Region Council meetings/region activities. Share with the Board.
  5. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

Charge

  1. Provide education about racial and social justice to members of the Board of Directors.
  2. In conjunction with the IEA President, arrange for short PD sessions focusing on the topics of racial and social justice at each meeting of the IEA Board of Directors.
  3. Provide support to conference committees, region meetings and other IEA member training sessions to integrate racial and social justice awareness into their events.
  4. Create a toolkit of resources and short PD sessions that can be accessed by both members of the IEA Board of Directors and local leaders to use with their members.

Charge

  1. To create a long term, ongoing strategic plan to present to the Board of Directors that meet these three objectives:
    1. Create a plan that will bring the Board or Directors and Regions into compliance in both governance and service. (Review IEA bylaws (Article XII), board policy, and IEA region/local map.);
    2. Create a communication plan that includes a rationale for proposed actions and plans;
    3. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
    4. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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