Bylaw Amendment 3 Adopted
To provide for inclusion of one state affiliate president on the NEA Committee on Program and Budget.
Bylaw 11. General Finance
11-7. Committee on Program and Budget.
The Committee on Program and Budget shall comprise seven (7) eight (8) members whose function shall be to prepare, with the president, secretary-treasurer, and executive director, the biennial budget. The vice president and the secretary-treasurer shall be members during their terms of office. The Board of Directors shall elect at its first meeting following September 1, five (5) of its members for staggered two (2) year terms. The state affiliate presidents shall elect, following September 1, one (1) member to represent them for a two (2) year term. Members from ethnic minorities shall comprise at least twenty (20) percent of the committee. The Board shall elect additional members as appropriate to assure such ethnic-minority representation. A member elected by the Board of Directors shall serve only while a member of the Board. A member elected by the state affiliate presidents shall serve only while a state president. The secretary-treasurer shall serve as chairperson.
Bylaw 11-7. establishes the parameters of the NEA Committee on Program and Budget, providing for a committee comprised of the NEA vice president, secretary-treasurer, and five members of the Board of Directors. The five Board members are elected by the NEA Board of Directors for staggered two-year terms. The committee is charged with working with the president, secretary-treasurer, and executive director to prepare the NEA biennial budget.
If adopted, the amendment would create an additional seat on the Committee on Program and Budget for a state affiliate president. State affiliate presidents would elect a representative to the committee for a two-year term, with the caveat that the elected president would be ineligible to continue serving on the committee once his or her term as affiliate president ended.
The amendment would not change the requirement that the overall committee be comprised of at least 20 percent ethnic minority members.
Don Sinner - MN