Membership Committee shall organize and oversee the following activities activity areas.
- Membership recruitment and retention – to organize, coordinate, and conduct a continuing program for unified membership enrollment; to inform members of the policies, programs, services, and accomplishments of the United Education Profession at all levels; and to provide a contact in connection with dues, problems or questions concerning membership status of members.
- Orientation – to develop and conduct programs for the orientation of new teachers to the community, the school system, and the Association.
- Develop a local discount buying program; coordinate and help publicize TEA and NEA Members Benefits Programs.
i. News Media
iii. American Education Week
iv. School Bell Awards
v. Liaisons with other community groups
vi. Speakers’ Bureau
Elections Committee shall:
- Manage the conduct of the TEA/NEA delegate election, all special elections and the annual general election which shall be held in April;
- Provide for voting by secret ballot;
- Develop election procedures and present the procedures for approval by the United Education Association Board of Directors and the Representative Assembly;
- Set filing dates for candidates and sanction the qualifications of each;
Provide procedures and dates of the annual election at least thirty days prior to the date set for said election:
- Provide necessary information on election procedures, the position to be voted on and the qualifications necessary to run for an elected office;
- Provide ballots for all elections or provide for electronic voting.
Carry out such other duties related to elections as may be assigned to it by the RA.
- In an election for President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer if there is only one (1) candidate for the position, the Chair shall declare such candidate elected.
PECCA Committee shall be the official representative of the Association in Collaborative Conferencing with Shelby County Schools. Once Collaborative Conferencing begins, the team shall remain in place until Collaborative Conferencing is concluded and the Memorandum of Understanding is ratified. The functions of the PECCA committee shall:
- Seek input from all members of the unit including special interest groups;
- Coordinate all Association Collaborative conferencing activities with Shelby County Schools;
- Keep members informed regarding Collaborative Conferencing process and issues;
- Be the Collaborative Conferencing team;
- Determine strategies and tactics for Collaborative Conferencing;
- Determine Collaborative Conferencing priorities;
- Train team members;
- Develop membership support for the Collaborative Conferencing process.
Minority Affairs Committee shall promote respect and understanding of minority and ethnic groups and their involvement in Association activities. The Committee shall plan and implement programs that promote:
- Minority leadership training
- Minority student achievement
- Respect of minority and ethnic cultural differences
- The recruitment of minority members to participate in NEA RA and other Association governance activities
- Policies related to issues of concern to minorities and ethnic groups by recommending policy to the Associations Board of Directors
- Recruitment of minorities and ethnic groups into the teaching profession
Parent-Community Engagement Committee shall engage the Shelby County School District’s community through intentional outreach efforts intended to increase public involvement, support, awareness and knowledge with United Education Association and public education. The Committee shall plan and implement programs that promote:
- Involve stakeholders in the Board decision-making and strategic planning process.
- Communicate, dialogue and interact with community members to identify critical issues/concerns on topics of importance.
- Define underdeveloped relationships, such as: minority, business and faith based communities, students, and alumni.
- Recruit and enlist the participation of a diverse group of people.
- Host and facilitate community meetings, town hall forum and workshops.
- Create a plan for community engagement based on issues/concerns.
- Empower the community with resources, information and opportunities related to education and SCS District.
Budget Committee shall be composed of the Executive Committee with approval of the Board
of Directors and the Representative Assembly.