REPRESENTATIVES

  1. Representatives shall be elected by and from the Active membership for each faculty group. Such elections shall be by open nominations and by secret ballot.
  2. Representatives shall serve a term of 1 year.
  3. Each faculty, site or site unit shall be entitled to at least one representative and shall have one representative for each 25 Active members on the staff, or major fraction thereof.
  4. Active members who are not represented through an individual school group shall be counted as a special faculty group entitled to the same representation on the Representative Council as individual school faculty groups.
  5. Vacancies: Vacancies in the office of Representative for whatever cause may be filled by properly elected replacements.
  6. Representatives shall:
    1. Conduct constant and ongoing liaison between the Representative Council and the Active members of the faculty/site unit;
    2. Serve as the official channel through which written communications and publications can be easily and quickly transmitted between the Association and the members;
    3. Represent the views and input of the Active membership in votes taken in the Representative Council, conducting frequent and regular polls of such membership for this purpose; and
    4. Perform such additional duties as prescribed by the Executive Board.
  7. A Representative shall not conduct an election in which he/she is a candidate.

OFFICERS

  1. The officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
  2. These officers shall be and remain currently paid-up local, state, and national (Active) members as a condition for nomination to and service in their respective positions during their terms of office.
  3. These officers shall be elected by and from the Active membership of the Association. Such election shall be by open nominations and secret ballot.
  4. Officers shall be elected for a term of 2 year(s), commencing on July 1 of any calendar year. The offices of President and Secretary shall be elected in odd numbered years; the offices of Vice-President and Treasurer shall be elected in even numbered years.
    1. To achieve staggered terms, officers will be elected in the following manners:
      1. President and Secretary will be elected in 2021 for a two year term;
      2. Vice-President and Treasurer will be elected in 2021 for a one year term, and will be elected again in 2022 for a two year term.
  5. A vacancy shall be deemed to exist in the case of death, resignation, or inability to serve in any of the offices of the Association. If there is a vacancy occurring in the office of the President, the Vice- President shall assume the office. In the event a vacancy occurs in the other offices, a special election shall be held to elect successors to fill the unexpired terms.
  6. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and its policy leader. The President shall:
    1. Preside at all meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and Executive Board;
    2. Prepare the agenda for the meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
    3. Be the official spokesperson for the Association;
    4. Be familiar with the governance documents of the Association, CTA, and NEA;
    5. Appoint all chairpersons and members of committees with the approval of the Executive Board by the beginning of each school year;
    6. Appoint the chairperson and members of the Bargaining Team with the approval of the Executive Board by the beginning of each school year;
    7. Call meetings of the Association, Representative Council and the Executive Board;
    8. Propose the procedures for grievance processing for ratification by the Executive Board and the Representative Council;
    9. Suggest policies, plans, and activities for the Association and be held responsible for the progress and work of the Association;
    10. Attend meetings of the Service Center Council of which the Association is a part;
    11. Attend meetings of the North Orange County United Teachers of which the Association is a part; and
    12. Attend other CTA/NEA meetings as directed by the Representative Council.
  7. The Vice-President shall:
    1. Serve as assistant to the President in all duties of the President;
    2. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President;
    3. Be responsible for the formation and distribution of the Association’s calendar of activities;
    4. Serve as coordinator of committee activities at the direction of the President, and;
    5. The Vice President, in times of crisis, will act as the chairman of the crisis committee and will direct the activities of such committee as they see fit under the approval and direction of the Chapter President
  8. The Secretary shall:
    1. Keep a careful and accurate record of the proceedings of each meeting, regular or special, of the Association, Representative Council, and the Executive Board;
    2. Be responsible for the distribution of minutes, notice of meetings, and agendas for all meetings to members of the Representative Council and Executive Board; and to the membership when appropriate;
    3. Keep an accurate roster of the membership of the Association and of all committees; and
    4. Carry on the correspondence pertaining to the affairs of the Association as directed by the President.
  9. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Receive all funds belonging to the Association and be responsible for their safekeeping and accounting;
    2. Pay out such funds upon orders of the President;
    3. Provide a written financial report for each regular meeting of the Representative Council and Executive Board;
    4. Be responsible for an annual audit of the books of the Association and distributing a summary of this audit to the membership;
    5. Be responsible for submitting membership and financial reports to CTA, NEA, and other agencies as required by law; and
    6. The Treasurer will assist the Executive Board in the initial drafting of the annual budget.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

  1. The Executive Board shall be composed of the elected officers, and may include past-president and/or bargaining chair, as non-voting members.
  2. All members of the Executive Board shall be and remain currently paid-up local, state, and national (Active) members as a condition for nomination to and service in this position.
  3. The Executive Board shall meet prior to each regular meeting of the Representative Council and at such other times as the President may deem necessary, or upon written petition of a majority of the members of the Executive Board.
  4. The duties and the responsibilities of the Executive Board are:
    1. Coordinate the activities of the Association;
    2. Act for the Representative Council when school is not in session;
    3. Direct the bargaining activities of the Association, subject to policies established by the Representative Council;
    4. Approve by majority vote appointment and by two-thirds (2/3) vote removal of bargaining team members;
    5. Recommend a budget for the Association to the Representative Council;
    6. Approve by majority vote all appointment and removal of committee members, including chairpersons;
    7. Adopt the local Standing Rules for the Association;
    8. Adopt grievance procedure;
    9. Direct the grievance activities of the Association; and
    10. Exercise all the business and organizational powers and duties for the Association as prescribed by law and these bylaws, subject to any restrictions that may be imposed by the Representative Council.

Duties of Delegates to NEA RA:

  1. Each delegate will be expected to arrive in the NEA-RA host city in time to ensure registering as an official delegate to the Representative Assembly (RA) with both the California delegation and NEA.
  2. Each delegate will be expected to attend all caucuses of the California delegation. Normally, the caucus begins at 7 a.m. daily. Delegates must be registered with the California delegation to participate in the caucus. Delegates are expected to remain through the convention.
  3. Each delegate shall attend all business meetings of the RA.
  4. Each delegate is strongly encouraged to attend NEA budget committee hearings, resolutions committee hearings, bylaw committee hearings, speeches by prominent national figures, etc.
  5. Each delegate should take into consideration CTA State Council and caucus policy when voting.
  6. Each delegate is encouraged to participate fully in all activities of the California delegation.
  7. Each delegate — state and local — will be expected to sit with his or her Service Center Council delegation on the RA floor or to inform the appropriate person where he or she will be seated. This is to ensure communication regarding RA business and/ or personal emergency information of concern to the delegate, as well as to verify attendance.

All Delegates need to understand that, as a state delegate, their attendance is being directly funded, at least partially, by membership dues. Delegates need to accept their responsibility to carry out the above specified duties.