Policy Making Body
Wednesday, March 04 2009

VI. POLICY-MAKING BODY

A. The policy-making body of the Association shall be the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council, comprised of Site Leaders and Leaders At-Large, derives its powers from and shall be responsible to the membership.

B. The Leadership Council shall be composed of the following active members:

1. Executive Board, non-voting;

2. Site Leaders elected on the basis of one-person one-vote;

3. Leaders At-Large at the Association’s discretion to include, but not limited to:

a. Elected Service Center Council Representatives when not already serving on the Leadership Council in another capacity, non-voting;

b. Committee Chairpersons, non-voting;

c. CTA State Council Representatives when not already serving on the Leadership Council in another capacity, non-voting; and

d. NEA Delegates when not already serving on the Leadership Council in another capacity, non-voting.

C. The Leadership Council shall:

1. Establish Association policies and objectives;

2. Adopt the annual budget of the Association on or before the first meeting of the school year;

3. Approve the establishment of or discontinuance of committees; and

4. Establish the dues of the Association.

D. The Leadership Council shall meet at least once during each school month; the number, place, and time of meetings
to be decided by the Executive Board.

E. A quorum for all meetings of the Leadership Council shall consist of a majority of all voting members of the Council. There shall be no voting by proxy.

F. The Executive Board shall meet prior to the Leadership Council at least once a month to plan for the Leadership Council Meeting.

G. The budget of the Association shall be adopted by the membership on or before the first regular meeting of the school year.

H. Special meetings of the Leadership Council or Executive Board may be called by the President, the Executive Board, or by petition containing signatures of twenty percent (20%) of the membership.

I. Special meetings of the Leadership Council or Executive Board shall be called for a specific purpose and no business other than that for which the meeting is called may be transacted.

J. Notices and agendas for all meetings of the Leadership Council and/or Executive Board shall be sent to all members of the Leadership Council, Executive Board, and made available for posting at least two (2) days prior to the date of the meeting.

K. For emergency meetings of the Leadership Council or the Executive Board during crisis situations, the Board shall adopt procedures to notify members of meeting dates, places, and times.