P roposed revisions to MTA Resolutions are now being accepted.
Resolutions are the organization’s
statements of principle on issues
relating to members, public education,
the welfare of students and human and
A proposal for a new resolution
or revision of an existing one may be
submitted by any member.
The initial deadline for
submissions to the Resolutions
Committee is Friday, Jan. 12.
Proposed resolutions may also be
submitted prior to the end of business
on Friday, May 4, at the Annual
Meeting of Delegates. The committee
may also propose resolutions.
All resolutions submitted are
considered by the Resolutions
Committee, and those submitted by
the January deadline are also brought
before the Board of Directors.
To become the official position
of the MTA, a resolution must be
adopted by the delegates to the Annual
For a copy of the current MTA
Resolutions, please visit
Nominations sought for Candidate Recommendation Committee
N ominations are now open for the election of members to the MTA Candidate
The committee is responsible for
making recommendations to MTA
members to support candidates for
state and federal office. Elections
will be held to fill the following seats
on the Candidate Recommendation
Committee: one seat each in
Congressional Districts 1, 4, 6, 8 and
9 and two seats each in Districts 3
Terms on the committee last for
three years. The committee member
must reside in the congressional
district to be represented.
Any MTA member interested in
running for the CRC should obtain the
nomination form online at massteacher.
org/nomform or contact John Connelly
in the MTA Division of Governance
and Administration. He can be reached
by calling 617.878.8305 or e-mailing
The nomination form and a
biographical statement of not more
than 100 words must be received by
Those eligible to vote for CRC
members are delegates to the past
year’s MTA Annual Meeting of
Delegates who reside in the specified
congressional district. Upon request,
candidates will be provided with a list
of MTA Annual Meeting delegates for
the congressional district, along with
names and addresses.
If the number of candidates is
equal to or less than the number of
positions to be filled, elections may
be waived and the candidates declared
elected to the positions in question.
Ballots including the candidates’
biographical statements will be sent
to the electorate on the first Friday in
February (Feb. 2) and must be returned
no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday
in February (Feb. 23).
The CRC terms will begin on
March 15, 2018. Members are eligible
to be elected for two consecutive three-year terms. In no event can a person
hold one of these positions for more
than six consecutive years.
Election process starts for Statewide Retired District delegates
Procedures are outlined for candidates seeking election to MTA positions
MTA Statewide Retired District delegates to the 2018 MTAAnnual Meeting
will be elected in conjunction with the
NEA RA retired delegate elections.
The nomination period for
Statewide Retired District delegates is
now in process and will close at 5 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 12. Nominations are
open to all eligible MTA/NEA retired
members through a self-nomination
Nominees are encouraged
to use the self-nomination form
available online at massteacher.org/
nomform. The form may be submitted
electronically. Alternatively, a paper
form can be found on Page 18 of this
issue of MTA Today.
The election period will run from
Feb. 5 through March 9.
Ballots for statewide retired
delegates will be sent to retired
MTA/NEA members and will be
accompanied by bio/statements and
photos of candidates who submit them.
The MTA provides reimbursement
of up to $450 for eligible expenses
incurred by each Statewide Retired
District delegate to the Annual
The 2018 allocation of Statewide
Retired District delegates will be
based on the number of MTA/NEA
than March 1. Terms will last one
The policy procedure for the
election will be sent to any candidate
who requests a copy.
Inquiries may be directed to
John Connelly in the MTA Division
of Governance and Administration
at 617.878.8305. They may also be
e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to 617.590.4908.
Alternate NEA Directors is available
For information on nominations
and elections, please contact John
Connelly of the MTA Division of
Governance and Administration by
calling 617.878.8305, e-mailing
email@example.com or faxing
inquiries to 617.570.4908.
*In accordance with Article IX,
Section 2B, of the MTA Bylaws, all
members of the Board of Directors
(including officers; Regional Executive
Committee members; the Statewide
Retired Region Executive Committee
member; the At-Large ESP member;
District, Statewide, and At-Large
Directors; and NEA Directors) will be
delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting
of Delegates. Election as delegates will
occur simultaneous to, and by virtue of,
election to the above-named offices.
**RIF’d members and members
who have been granted leaves of
absence by their employers may be
considered active members employed
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