1. Publication Title: M TA Today
2. Publication Number: 0898-2481
3. Filing Date: September 7, 2018
4. Issue Frequency: Quarterly
5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 4 Issues
6. Annual Subscription Price: Not Applicable
7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: Massachusetts Teachers Association,
2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171-2119
8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher:
Same as #7
9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Address of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor:
Ann Clarke, Publisher, and James P. Sacks, Editor; Mailing Address is Same as #7
(Managing Editor Is the Same as Editor)
10. Owner: Massachusetts Teachers Association, 2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171-2119
11. Known Bondholders: None
12. Tax Status: Has Not Changed During Preceding 12 months
13. Publication Title: M TA Today
14. Issue Date for Circulation Data: Summer 2018
15. Extent and Nature of Circulation
Average No. Copies Each Issue No. Copies of Single Issue
During Preceding 12 Months Published Nearest to Filing Date
a. Total Number of Copies (Net press run) 79,896 79,209
b. Legitimate Paid 1. Outside County Paid/Requested Mail Subscriptions 78,992 78,446
and/or Requested 2. In-County Paid/ Requested Mail Subscriptions N. A. N. A.
Distribution 3. Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Etc., Outside USPS N.A. N.A.
4. Requested Copies Dist. by Other Mail Classes Through USPS N.A. N.A.
c. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation 78,992 78,446
d. Nonrequested 1. Outside County Nonrequested Copies, Including Samples 618 518
Distribution 2. In-County Nonrequested Copies N.A. N.A.
(By Mail and 3. Nonrequested Copies Dist. Through USPS by Other Mail Classes N. A. N. A.
Outside the Mail) 4. Nonrequested Copies Distributed Outside the Mail N. A. N. A.
e. Total Nonrequested Distribution 618 518
f. Total Distribution 79,610 78,964
g. Copies Not Distributed 286 245
h. Total 79,896 79,209
i. Percent Paid 99.22% 99.34%
16. Electronic Copy Circulation
Average No. Copies Each Issue No. Copies of Single Issue
During Previous 12 Months Published Nearest to Filing Date
a. Requested and Paid Electronic Copies 28,673 33,666
b. Total Requested and Paid Print Copies (Line 15c)
+ Requested/Paid Print Electronic Copies (Line 16a) 107,665 112,112
c. Total Requested Copy Distribution (Line 15f)
+ Requested/Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a) 108,283 112,630
d. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation
(Both Print & Electronic Copies) 99.43% 99.54%
I certify that 50% of all my distributed copies (electronic and print) are legitimate requests or paid copies.
17. The Statement of Ownership will be printed in the Fall 2018 issue of this publication.
18. James P. Sacks, Editor
I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on
this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/
or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
Retired committee has four seats open
Four members of the Retired Members Committee will be lected by Statewide Retired
District delegates to the 2019 MTA
Annual Meeting in May.
Go to massteacher.org/nomform
or see the November/December issue
of the MTA Reporter for details and
the self-nomination form for these
positions. The deadline for nominations
is March 1, 2019. Terms last two years
and begin on July 1.
amended or added language. Enclose
in parentheses language to be deleted.
Indicate the location of completely
3. Accompany each proposed
amendment with a written rationale on
its purpose, impact and intent.
4. Include at the end of all
proposals the submitter’s name and
local association information.
5. Provide your full name,
address, telephone number(s), e-mail
address and your MTA membership ID
number, which can be found on your
MTA membership card.
Who may submit proposals?
Individual MTA members, groups
of members and local associations
are eligible to submit proposed
amendments to the MTA Bylaws and
Members wishing to use an
official title representing an MTA
affiliate or committee are required to
submit evidence that a vote was taken
by authorized representatives of the
affiliate or the committee.
Current document: A copy of
the current document containing the
MTA Bylaws, Standing Rules and
Resolutions is available to any member
Assistance: The Bylaws and
Rules Committee and members of
the MTA staff are available to discuss
ideas for potential amendments and to
provide technical assistance.
Inquiries and proposals submitted
to the Bylaws and Rules Committee
should be channeled through
Mary Gilgallon, MTA Director of
Governance and Administration.
Her mailing address is MTA, 2
Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy,
MA 02171-2119. Her phone number
is 617.878.8213, her fax number is
617.570.4908, and her e-mail address
Guidelines for Bylaws and Rules amendments
Continued from Page 17
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.
Education Support Professional Nancy Burke was recognized with a
“Kale Blazer” award at the State House on Oct. 3, Massachusetts Farm
to School Awareness Day. The Haverhill Education Association activist,
pictured with ESP Committee Chair Leslie Marsland, left, is a nationally
recognized advocate for school gardens as teaching tools. “It all started
at an MTA professional development workshop and it just took off from
there,” the former MTA ESP of the Year told the crowd gathered for the
event. Others recognized with Kale Blazer awards were Representative
Stephen Kulik and Lara Lepionka, executive director of Backyard
Growers of Gloucester. While at the State House, representatives of
Massachusetts Farm to School advocated for increased funding to help
more schools establish gardens. Visit massfarmtoschool.org or e-mail
Simca Horwitz at email@example.com for more information
about getting involved in the school gardening movement.
Photo by Bob Duffy