The Idaho School Counselor Association adopts the following statements on specific topics in education and the school counselor’s role in relation to those topics from the American School Counselor Association.
Bylaws of the Idaho School Counselor Association
Approved Sep. 2023
ARTICLE I: NAME AND MISSION
SECTION 1. Name of the Association.
The name of the Association shall be the Idaho School Counselor Association (ISCA or the association), as chartered by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
SECTION 2. The Purpose of the Association.
The purpose of the Idaho School Counselor Association (ISCA) shall be to empower, support, and advocate for school counselors across the state, fostering their professional growth and promoting the well-being of all students. By providing a collaborative platform, innovative resources, and professional development opportunities, ISCA strives to enhance the effectiveness of school counselors in Idaho, enabling them to address the diverse academic, career, and social-emotional needs of students. With a commitment to equity, inclusivity, and evidence-based practices, ISCA aims to strengthen the impact of school counseling services, ultimately promoting student success, well-being, and a positive educational experience for every learner in Idaho’s schools.
ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Types of Membership.
SECTION 2. Requirements of Membership. In order to qualify for one of the five types of membership, the following requirements must be met:
SECTION 3. Dues.
Dues for all categories of membership shall be established in accordance with ISCA policies and procedures that address Membership.
SECTION 4. Rights and Privileges.
SECTION 5. Severance of Membership.
SECTION 6. Non-discrimination.
ARTICLE III: ISCA OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. Officers.
SECTION 2. Powers and Functions.
SECTION 3. Board of Directors.
SECTION 4. Nominations and Election of Board of Directors.
SECTION 5. Meetings.
SECTION 6. Vacancies.
SECTION 7. Removal from Office.
SECTION 8. Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses.
ARTICLE IV: ADDITIONAL POSITIONS AND DUTIES
SECTION 1. Treasurer.
SECTION 2. Secretary.
SECTION 3. Additional Appointments.
ARTICLE V: OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE
SECTION 1. Committees.
SECTION 2. Standing Committees.
ARTICLE VI: BUSINESS AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. Fiscal Year.
SECTION 2. Property of the Association.
SECTION 3. Parliamentary Procedure.
SECTION 4. Annual Meeting
SECTION 5. Meetings of the Association.
ARTICLE VII: INDEMNIFICATION
SECTION 1. The Association shall indemnify each member of the Board of Directors and each of its officers, as described in Article V for the defense of civil or criminal actions or proceedings as hereinafter provided and, notwithstanding any provision in these Bylaws, in a manner and to the extent permitted by applicable law.
SECTION 2. The Association shall indemnify each of its directors and officers, as aforesaid, from and against any and all judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement, and reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, actually and necessarily incurred or imposed as a result of such action or proceedings, or an appeal therein, imposed upon or asserted against him or her by reason of being or having been such a director or officer and acting within the scope of his or her official duties, but only when the determination shall have been made judicially or in the manner hereinafter provided that he or she acted in good faith for the purpose which he or she reasonably believed to be in ISCA’s best interests and, in the case of criminal action or proceeding, in addition, had no reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful. This indemnification shall be made only if the Association shall be advised by its Board of Directors acting (1) by quorum consisting of Board of Directors members who are not parties to such section or proceedings upon a finding that, or (2) if a quorum under (1) is not obtainable with due diligence, upon the opinion in writing of independent legal counsel that, the Board of Directors or officer has met the foregoing applicable standard of conduct. If the undergoing determination is to be made by the Board of Directors, it may rely as to all questions of law on the advice of independent legal counsel.
SECTION 3. Every reference herein to a member of the Board of Directors or officer of the Association shall include every member and officer thereof or former member and officer thereof. This indemnification shall apply to all judgments, fines, amounts in settlement, and reasonable expenses described above whenever arising allowable as above stated. The right of indemnification herein provided shall be in addition to any and all rights to which any ISCA member or officer might otherwise be entitled, and the provisions hereof shall neither impair nor adversely affect such rights.
ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENT & PUBLICATION OF BYLAWS
SECTION 1. Amendment of Bylaws.
SECTION 2. Publication of Bylaws.
The Bylaws of this Association shall be published in their entirety and available on the association’s website.