October 2015 Ex. Director’s Update

Posted on September 30, 2015


Dr. J. T. Coopman, Executive Director

With school well underway and the fall season beginning to wane, it is clear that the next legislative session is just a few months away. At the IAPSS/ISBA Fall conference, IAPSS members approved the 2016 legislative and policy and resolutions for this session. legislative and policy and resolutions \\isba-fp01\usershares\jtcoopman\Adopted 2016 Policies and Resolutions Priorities.doc

Also, the membership heard a report regarding the proposed amendment to the IAPSS constitution that will change the dues structure and include AASA Dues on the application. The intention is pare down the number of salary categories for computing member dues and also include assistants on the same form for membership inclusion. The amendment will be discussed at the annual meeting and proposed for a vote by the entire membership to change the constitution as required in the charter.

With so many school districts adopting the balanced calendar, fall district meetings are starting later than normal with District I beginning on October 26 and District VIII concluding the sessions on November 4th. The agenda is a power packed agenda with many great opportunities for school district leaders hearing interesting information pertinent to their school personnel.

The IAPSS Annual conference is changing locations this year after more than a decade at the Marriott East to the downtown Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis. This change will afford a more professional feeling to the conference, the opportunity for vendors to interact more freely with Superintendents, and the opportunity for spouses and partners to join their superintendents and enjoy the many amenities in downtown Indianapolis that are within walking distance. The conference will begin on December 13th with a pre-conference session by Standard for Success that applies the evaluation to professional development from 1:00 to 3:30 P.M. followed by an early evening reception. This year’s keynote speaker will focus on John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The book will be made available to attendees thanks to book sponsors Downey Insurance and CSO Architects. We will have superintendents presenting with their leadership teams based on proposals they submitted for four topic strands centered around, technology, marketing, preschool, and Leadership. Six sessions will be presented each day. The IAPSS Annual meeting banquet will be held on Monday evening to recognize our retiring superintendents and our district superintendents of the year. The conference Theme will be “Every Child Every Day, The Indiana Way”. Our thanks to IAPSS Vice President, Dr. Jeff Butts, MSD Wayne Twp. Superintendent, for organizing this year’s annual conference.