(MEIBA) of Schools
1. Aims of the Association:
- To provide help and support to schools
and institutions of education within the Middle East and
neighbouring countries which offer, or are considering offering,
the International Baccalaureate (IB).
- To assist in the promotion of the IB
mission and its objectives.
- To act as a forum identifying common
concerns within the region which would then be communicated to IB
through the Regional Office (AEM).
2. Working Principles:
- Provide a forum for debate and consultation.
- Assist in the promotion of the principles of the IB
- Provide orientation, education and training for its members and
third parties when appropriate.
- Use English as the language of communication unless instructed
otherwise by the general assembly of MEIBA.
- Membership will be open to all
schools and institutions of education within the Middle East who
are registered with the International Baccalaureate (holding
Authorisation and / or Candidate Status). Middle East region will
include countries within the IB definition of the Middle East plus
interested schools in the neighbouring countries.
- There will be an annual
subscription payable by members.
- Membership is open to individual
schools rather than associations of schools (i.e. ownership of more
than one school).
- There will be an annual meeting
for MEIBA hosted by one of the member schools.
- The IB Organisation will be
invited to the MEIBA meetings.
- The Executive Committee may call
for an emergency meeting if deemed necessary.
- As a first order of business at
each electoral session, the four officers constituting the
Executive Committee will be elected. The Officers are: The
President, Vice-President, Secretary,and Treasurer.
- The Officers are elected for two
years and may only serve for two consecutive sessions.
- The School Head, or his/her
representative, present at the MEIBA meetings will have a vote.
Each member school will have one vote.
- A representative may only
represent one school.
- A quorum will consist of one third
of the total membership.
6. Decision Making:
- Decisions may only be made upon
items listed on the agenda for the meetings and this must be
previously circulated to members.
- The President will prepare the
agenda and circulate it one month before the meetings. The
Executive Committee has the power to take procedural decisions
- No decisions may be made on items
raised under "Any Other Business".
- Decisions are taken by a vote
based upon a simple majority of the members present.
- In the absence of the President
his/her responsibilities and powers will be assumed by the
- There will be an annual membership
fee for each individual MEIBA member school determined by the
membership at the AGM.
- This fee may be revised at the
suggestion of the members at the annual meeting.
- Expenditure only should be made in
the pursuance of the MEIBA objectives.
Any amendment of the constitution, in order to
be approved, needs:
- One month notice to MEIBA members.
- Two thirds of the votes supporting the suggested
- Reviewed and updated at the MEIBA AGM 12 October 2011