Reference Manual

KSRA Reference Manual

Reference Manual 

Note: These pages will be continuously updated. As new updates are posted, they will be dated for easy reference. Please contact the chairs of the Reference Manual Committee with any questions you have about the Reference Manual.

Section 1 – Councils

  1. KSRA Regions
  2. KSRA Local Councils
  3. Map of Local Councils

Section 2 – KSRA Bylaws

  1. KSRA Bylaws (adopted 2011) (pdf)

Section 3 – Purpose/Composition

  1. Purposes
  2.  Composition of Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  3. Duties of the IRA State Coordinator
  4. Publications of KSRA

Section 4 – Ad Hoc Committee Charges

  1. Ad Hoc Committee Procedures for Submitting Changes to Reference Manual
  2. Advertising Committee
  3. Awards for IRA
  4. Board Registration Committee
  5. Celebrate Literacy Committee (updated 10/13)
  6. Classroom Research Grant Committee
  7. Community Involvement  - updated June 2014
  8. Continuing Professional Development Committee
  9. Council Initiative Committee
  10. Educational Resource Development
  11. Exemplary Reading Program Committee
  12. Families and Reading Committee - updated August 2014
  13. Governmental Relations Committee
  14. Graduate Education Grant Committee (updated 4/13)
  15. Historian
  16. Intellectual Freedom Committee
  17. International Involvement Committee
  18. KSRA Council Awards Committee
  19. Keystone to Reading Book Award Committee
  20. Keystone to Reading Book Award Secondary Committee
  21. Newspapers in Education Committee
  22. Professional Organizations - updated June 2014
  23. Project Information Committee
  24. Public Relations Committee
  25. Publications
  26. Reference Manual Committee
  27. Teachers as Readers Committee

Section 5 – Policies

  1. Membership Plan Form
  2. Budget
  3. Memorial
  4. Travel and Expense Policy - updated June 2013
  5. Annual KSRA Conference Policies
  6. Financial Legal Responsibilities of Councils
  7. Committee Chair Attendance
  8. Goals and Responsibilities of Long Range Planning Committee
  9. Annual Meeting Policies
  10. Honoring Past Presidents and Other Long-Time Board Members
  11. Policies Regarding Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings - updated June 2013
  12. Fiscal Policies and Procedures

Section 6 – Procedures

  1. Delegates Assembly
  2. Elections
  3. Publications Submissions
  4. Engagement Agreement for Contracted Services
  5. Storage Shed Information
  6. Administrative Secretary

Section 7 – Grants and Awards

  1. Classroom Research Grants
  2. Celebrate Literacy Award Nomination Form - updated June 2014
  3. Community Involvement Grant Application Materials - updated June 2014
  4. Council Initiative Committee
  5. Financial Assistance Grant
  6. Keystone to Reading Book Awards - Please click this link and you will be directed to the page with the most recent information.
    • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award
    • Keystone to Reading Secondary Book Award
  7. KSRA COUNCIL AWARDS SECTION 2012-2013
  8. Pre-Service Eductor Application
  9. Student IRA Membership Award
  10. Regional Conferences

Section 8 – Calendars

  1. Deadlines 2014-2015- updated June 2014
  2. Dates to Remember - updated June 2014
  3. Meeting Schedule - updated June 2014
  4. IRA Application Deadlines for Awards and Programs
  5. Dates and Sites of Future KSRA Conferences - updated June 2014
  6. 2014-2015 Calendar Pages updated June 2014

Section 9 – Special Interest Councils

  1. Pennsylvania Reading Teacher Educators Special Interest Council

Section 10 – Miscellaneous:  Legislative Materials/IRA Information

1. IRA Honor Council Program Information