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MEMBERSHIP for RETIREES Subsection 3.4 Any retired person who has been an active member of PASCD for three or more consecutive years immediately prior to retirement may continue his or her membership without payment of dues. This benefit will continue for those members as long as they continue their membership. Any new retiree after March 1, 2010 who wishes to continue as an active member of PASCD must pay retirement 40% regular dues.
POLICY SPECIALIST Section 1 The officers of the Association shall be President, Past President or President-Elect, Executive Director/ Policy Specialist, and Treasurer. They shall comprise the Executive Committee of the Association.
CHANGE IN ROLES OF EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 3 The Board shall consist of the Executive Committee of the Association, the elected presidents from each of the Association’s designated regions, and the chairpersons of the standing committees. The Executive Board shall consist of the Executive Committee of the Association, four representatives of the elected presidents from each of the Association’s designated regions, and chairpersons of Curriculum and Instruction, Membership, Strategic Planning, Supervision, Influence, and Technology committees. With the exception of the Executive Director and the President, the remaining 13 Executive Board members have the authority to vote on all matters placed in front of the executive board for action.
CHANGE IN ROLES OF EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 4 The Executive Director, Historian, Policy Specialist and Outstanding Young Educator serves on the Board in a non-voting ex-officio capacity. The Executive Advisory Board shall consist of the Historian, Conference Chairperson, Diversity, Equity and Access Chairperson, Publications Chairperson, Scholarship Chairperson, the six remaining regional presidents not serving on the Executive Board, and Outstanding Young Educator. The Executive Advisory Board members serve on the Board in a non-voting capacity.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS Section 5 Meetings - The Executive Board shall meet a least three times, (electronic or in person), per year at the discretion of the President or upon the request of at least five members of the Board. Subsection 5.1 The Executive Advisory Board members can attend all electronic meetings, the meeting at the annual conference and the summer retreat. Subsection 5.23 Board Attendance Requirement - All voting members of the Executive Board (4 regional presidents and designated standing committee chairs) or their respective designated representatives shall be required to attend more than half of the Board’s meetings in person or electronically during a given year. If this attendance policy is not met, the regional president or chairperson may be removed by first receiving a warning letter from the President and if the absenteeism or non-representation continues this will be followed by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS Section 6 Quorum - The quorum shall be nine (9) of the voting members of the Board. 51% of the voting members of the Executive Board. One (1) of the co- chairpersons of a standing committee shall have voting rights and be considered part of the quorum. This designation shall be made at each Board meeting. No business shall be transacted at a meeting without a quorum, but the Executive Board at such a meeting may adjourn to another time.
BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES Section 3 Board – The Board shall plan the program activities for the Association and shall approve all committees which will facilitate the carrying out of the programs. The Board shall establish policy which will be maintained electronically on the website and in a policy manual with the Executive Director and the Treasurer. The Board will conduct an annual evaluation of the Executive Director’s and other organization employees’ performance. The Executive Director will not be present when the Board conducts the annual evaluation of the Executive Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES Section 5 Executive Director - All minutes, proceedings, and resolutions of the Association shall be recorded and maintained by the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall assume responsibility for membership meeting agendas, policy manual, arrangements for Board meetings, and serves as Assistant Treasurer.
RESPONSIBILITIES Section 7 Technology and Communication Coordinator-The Technology and Communication Coordinator will design and maintain the Association’s website. The Coordinator will facilitate all of the digital needs of the Association including all social networking and digital communications. Working collaboratively with other members of the board, the Technology and Communication Coordinator will also maintain the association website.
MEMBERSHIP Section 9 10 All regional officers and Board members shall be members of the Association and appropriate regional affiliate, unless alternative membership is approved by the President. Section 10 11 All Executive Committee members shall be members of ASCD, unless alternative membership is approved by the President.
REGION PRESIDENTS Section 3 Officers of PASCD regions shall be installed in the even numbered years in the South Central, Eastern, Midwestern, North Central, and Southwestern regions and in odd numbered years in the Delaware Valley, Northeastern, Midwestern, Northwestern, Southern, and Western regions. There cannot be co-presidents.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Section 4 The President or a member of the Executive Committee shall hold one of two guaranteed positions on the ASCD Leadership Council. The person selected shall be nominated by the President and approved by the Executive Board. The person will serve a three (3) year term. Subsection 4.1 The second guaranteed position to the ASCD’s Leadership Council shall be nominated by the President and approved by the Executive Board. This person must serve a three (3) year term. Subsection 4.2 All additional positions on the ASCD’s Leadership Council shall be nominated by the President and approved by the Board will be filled by the same person up to a (3) three year term. Subsection 4.4 Representatives to the ASCD’s Leadership Council shall be invited to all PASCD Board meetings.
REGION REIMBURSEMENT Section 4 The region will receive reimbursement each year for each state member who is identified as a member of the region. The amount of reimbursement will be determined annually by the Board.
STANDING COMMITTEES a. At the first Board retreat meeting of the fiscal year, the President will present a list of standing committees for approval by the Board. c. Standing committee chairs, who must be recommended by the President and approved by the Board, are full members of the Board. The Executive Board chairs or one (1) of the co- chairs will have one (1) vote on all issues brought before the Board.