The Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly (IEA RA) convenes every spring. The debates and decisions made by the assembled delegates set the direction of IEA for the coming year.
Action Items for the RA
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
Fourteen bylaw amendments have been proposed for consideration at the 2023 IEA Representative Assembly at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont on March 9-11, 2023. These proposals have been timely submitted and have been presented to the IEA Executive Committee pursuant to the IEA Bylaws amendment deadlines. All proposed amendments must be posted on the Association website for at least thirty (30) consecutive days in advance of the RA. In addition, these proposals are emailed to each member who has an email address on record and a notice issued through Association social media sites no later than thirty (30) days prior to the RA. These proposals will need approval by a two-thirds vote of RA delegates to be adopted. To date, two bylaw amendments have been submitted after the deadline and, assuming we are provided with the required signatures of fifteen delegates, each will be presented at the RA and will need three-quarters vote of the RA delegates to be adopted. Additional amendments may be made at the RA at least one business meeting prior to the meeting at which the final vote is taken; however, proposals made in this fashion must be approved by at least three-fourths of the RA delegates in order to be adopted.