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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. Shall hold hearings at IEA-NEA offices across the state; and,
    3. Implement the two-year budget process and make changes as needed.
    4. Shall 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.

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 February 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. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA president, make recommendations as deemed appropriate and submit a year-end report.
  9. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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  1. Highlight the positive aspects of public education and work with IEA members and the general public.
    • #IEAhelpsout
    • May 1st Walk Ins
  2. Promote positive events and activities regarding public education.
  3. Produce factual information regarding public education.
    • We will continue to spotlight friends and foes of education through our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  4. Promote campaigns that support public education.
  5. Promote participation in rapid response action.

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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. Make other recommendations to the board as are deemed appropriate.
  4. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA president, submit a report for the IEA-RA and submit a year-end report.
  5. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting upon request.

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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 implement a plan to promote, recommend, and disseminate information to the Ethnic-Minority chairs the Ethnic-Minority Communications Network for the Reg Weaver Award.
  3. In conjunction with IEA Communications, promote, recommend and publicize NEA HCR Award nomination procedures and the timelines with the IEA board, staff and local presidents.
  4. Facilitate and support the Women’s Leadership, the Minority Leadership Diversity Programs and the Ethnic Minority/Emerging Leader Trainings.
  5. 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).
  6. Monitor IEA hiring patterns and practices regarding workforce diversity.
  7. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.
  8. Make a final written report to the president regarding activities, the degree the charge have been met and any recommendations for the coming year.
  9. Conduct open hearing at the IEA-RA.
  10. Continue to raise awareness of the rights and protections available to LGBTQ members and students.

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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. collaborating with Student IEA leaders.
    3. organizing early career cohorts in various areas of the state.
    4. designing and executing professional development/trainings about topics of the union, collective bargaining, pensions, political action, IEA initiatives.
    5. maintaining a social media presence to encourage continued growth and involvement of early career teachers.
    6. updating and distributing an electronic resource list for quality teaching and learning.
  2. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA President.
  3. Submit a committee report for the IEA-RA and at year-end.
  4. Provide the IEA President with minutes from 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. Develop and implement a program for placing an IPACE Grassroots Political Activist in each IEA region.
  3. 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.
  4. Make training and education of the election process available to IEA members and leaders in our locals and regions.
  5. Assist members at the local level with training and support in odd-year elections with school board elections and local referendums.
  6. Board members will be expected to work with NEA Directors to develop a relationship with the member of Congress and their staff in their district of origin.
  7. Develop a program to expand and promote in-district membership participation to build continuing contacts for lobbying efforts.
  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 2018 election cycle.

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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. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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  1. Recommend best practices for training, professional development training ideas, and procedures for financial reporting of professional development funds.
  2. Solicit and approve the plans for professional development trainings from the four sections of the state.
  3. Identify members who deliver top-notch trainings/Professional Development and working with the IEA Teaching and Learning Department, create an IEA presenter database for possible Professional Development sessions at other events, conferences and regions.

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Review and modify the IEA Legislative Platform and present proposed modifications to the February 2019 IEA Board of Directors meeting and to the 2019 IEA Representative Assembly for adoption. As part of the process the committee shall:

  1. Solicit input from each region council through direct e-mail requests.
  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. Reorganize existing language to enhance clarity of the IEA Legislative Platform positions.
  5. Review and remove outdated or contradictory positions.
  6. Conduct open hearings at the Representative Assembly.
  7. Communicate regularly with the IEA President regarding proposed modifications to the Legislative Platform.
  8. 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. Develop communications systems to encourage and facilitate contact among local presidents, as well as between local presidents and the IEA President, with particular emphasis on the new presidents.
  4. Develop ways 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, Professional Development Conference, IEA-RA, and regional events), to be aligned with IEA Leadership Competencies.
  6. Provide the IEA President with minutes of each meeting.

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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. Correlate information gathering with the Budget Committee.  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;
    3. Correlate information gathered with the Strategic Planning Committee.  Act as a resource; and
    4. 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, projections of future capital expenditures, unfunded liabilities, and future building repair and replacement. Meet regularly with Budget committee to plan IEA Strategic Budget.
    1. Develop regular five-year projections.
      • Statement of Financial Activities and Statement of Financial Position
      • Capital expenditures
    2. 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 fund;
    2. Establish regular reporting for cash flow trust and post retirement fund;
    3. Make recommendations on these, as needed; and
    4. Pose other questions/ideas to the IEA Board of Directors.
  4. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA president, submit a report for the IEA-RA and submit a year-end report.
  5. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.
  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.

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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 make recommendations for changes in the IEA Resolutions and Legislative Platform for the purpose of updating and provided IEA members with changes relating to special education laws and practices.
  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. Communicate on an ongoing basis with the IEA president, submit a report for the IEA-RA and submit a year-end report.
  7. Provide the IEA President with minutes of each meeting.

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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. Develop a list of all IEA members who have achieved National Board Certification and provide to president.
  3. Seek input from the IEA members who have achieved National Board Certification on various topics, (such as current legislative initiatives, evaluation strategies, teaching and learning tools, etc.) through surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviews the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence nominations and selects the IEA candidate. The IEA Secretary/Treasurer will be included in this work.
  6. Provide the IEA president with minutes of each meeting.

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Review delegate evaluations from the prior Representative Assembly and present to the IEA president:

  1. For the IEA-RA, by December 15:
    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 structure, content, and topics of the IEA Representative Assembly “open hearings” and make recommendations concerning the open hearings format.
    4. Review evaluation data from the prior year’s professional development sessions at the IEA Representative Assembly and make recommendations for improvement.
    5. Continue to give guidance to the Director of Program Development on initiatives to provide as many documents as possible electronically. (Per 2011 IEA-RA, NBI 23.)
  2. For the NEA-RA, by April 15, make recommendations concerning Representative Assembly activities.
    1. Review the evaluation form for the upcoming Representative Assembly and recommend changes.
      Prepare an evaluation form for the upcoming Representative Assembly.
    2. Obtain volunteers from the delegation to serve as workers on the convention floor and in caucuses.
    3. Provide a report at the May board meeting concerning plans for the NEA Representative Assembly.

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  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.

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During Friday evening committee times, the members who are new board members will meet to share ideas and get input on various topics. Examples: the role of the Board as managers; financial considerations, roles at RAs, etc. Vice Chairs are welcome to attend if they are coming to the Board 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.

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  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.

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