The IEA Board of Directors acts as the governing body of the state Association between Delegate Assemblies. In this role, the Board of Directors should participate in the discussion of, development of, and delivery of IEA positions that address educational issues, educational ideas, and educational change.
A Board member will:
1. Attend all IEA board meetings.
2. Serve as an ex officio delegate to Delegate Assembly.
3. Attend IEA meetings and/or conferences when funded.
4. Serve on the board subcommittees as appointed by the President.
5. Become familiar with communications in preparation for action at board meetings.
6. Present new business items representing region concerns to the board for information or action.
7. Report to the region officers and regional council the actions and concerns of the board.
8. At the region, pre-delegate assembly meeting, be responsible for leading the discussion about pending delegate assembly action.
9. Establish and maintain contact with local associations in the regions regarding problems or concerns.
10. Represent the IEA at IEA events in your region.
11. Interpret IEA policy and the IEA budget for the region.
12. Mentor new Board members. (99)
IEA BOARD MEMBER CODE OF ETHICS
As a member of the IEA Board of Directors, I will:
• Understand the focus, goals and common vision of the IEA.
• Listen carefully to fellow board members and the constituents I serve.
• Respect the opinions of my fellow board members.
• Allow for diverse opinions.
• Be true to myself and speak my truth.
• Respect, support, and commit to the majority decision of the board.
• Keep well-informed of developments relevant to issues that may come before the board.
• Participate actively in board meetings, actions, and IEA programs.
• Call to the attention of the board any issues I believe may have an adverse effect on the IEA and our members.
• Interpret and articulate the needs of IEA members.
• Refer members or staff complaints to the proper level on the chain of command.
• Recognize the board member’s job is to ensure the IEA is well-managed, not to manage the IEA.
• Represent all members of the IEA.
• Consider myself a “trustee” of the IEA and do my best to ensure the IEA is well maintained, financially secure, growing and always operating in the best interest of the members.
• Work to learn more about my responsibilities as a board member and strive to continuously improve.
• Declare any conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position on the board, and avoid voting on issues that appear to be a conflict of interest.
• Collaborate when making decisions.
• Take a leadership role in my region by participating in regional meetings and activities.
• Disseminate information about board actions in an appropriate and timely manner.
As a member of the IEA Board of Directors, I will not:
• Be critical, in or outside of the board meetings, of fellow board members or their opinions.
• Use the IEA or any part of the organization for my personal advantage or the personal advantage of my friends or relatives.
• Discuss the confidential proceedings of the board outside the board meeting.
• Interfere with the duties of the Executive Director or undermine his/her authority.
• Be critical, outside the board meeting, of the decisions made by the board.