Announcing SCTA Election Season!
This year, from March 14-20 SCTA members will be voting on three separate items;
1. Our general election for SCTA officers and Board of Directors.
2. Our NEA Representative Assembly
3. To adopt new Bylaws as the highest governance documents of our association.
The election timeline may be seen by clicking here.
Our General Election will be for the positions of 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, High School Director, Middle School Director, Elementary Director, Special Education Director, and Pupil Personnel Services Director. These will be one year terms for the 2018-19 school year. Members elected to the SCTA board are responsible for representing members in their elected group. They also are expected to attend board meetings approximately twice a month, rep council once a month and serve on the Peer Assistance Committee. Directors are also expected to hold at least one meeting of their represented segment per year. Please see Constitution and proposed Bylaws for more details. The President and State Council seats are not open this year. Please click here for the General Election Announcement and Candidacy Form. Candidacy Forms, photos and statements are due to the SCTA office by 5pm on March 1st. Please follow directions carefully.
NEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY
The NEA/RA is in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN this year. Delegates will be expected to attend the assembly from June 30th to July 5. The NEA/RA is an amazing assembly where members of NEA from all over the country gather together and through democratic process, using Roberts Rules determine the policies of our national organization. It is the largest democratic body in our nation. Last year, the assembly considered 159 New Business Items, multiple governance, policy and resolution amendments and discussed, amended and adopted a new charter school policy. If elected to represent your colleagues at the NEA/RA you will be required to attend all California Caucuses which begin at 7:30 am and all sessions of the full NEA body which will meet until the conclusion of all business items on the last day of the assembly. There are countless other caucuses and meeting to get involved in if you choose. Please click here to see the SCTA policy on delegate requirements. You will also find more information at the NEA website:
SCTA is allotted 17 representative positions by NEA for the 2017-18 RA. SCTA has budgeted to support 12 delegate positions with the recommended stipend amount of up to $2000 the other 5 delegate positions will be unfunded. The delegate positions will be decided in the order of the number of votes received for each candidate. Please click here for the NEA RA Election Announcement and the Candidacy Form. Candidacy Forms, photos and statements are due to the SCTA office by 5pm on March 1st. Please follow directions carefully.
Lastly, we will be voting on our proposed Bylaws which may be seen by clicking here. These proposed bylaws were unanimously recommended for adoption by our Rep Council at last night’s meeting. Rep Council also voted unanimously to adopt the new Standing Rules of SCTA.