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					                                                           MINUTES
                                 Utica Education Association Representative Assembly Meeting
                                                  Monday, February 12, 2007
                                                  Utica High School Library
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    I.        Call to Order and Roll Call
               The meeting was called to order at 4:18 pm by President David Kenewell.
               The following members were present:

                                                 Bemis – Carol Denovchek
Beck – Paul Barthelmeh                           Eppler – Brian Cecil, Brian Burak
Browning – Dorothy Rice                          Heritage – Susan DuHadway, Troy Hayes (alt.)
Collins – Kari Harma-Dennis                      Jeannette – KrysAnna Pericak, Andy Dobbie, Eric Newcomb
DeKeyser – Mary Hempel (alt.)                    Malow – John Crowell, Art Lessard
Dresden – alternate                              Shelby – Penny Thomas, Bob Jacobs, Amy Lesperance
Duncan – Jill Erfourth                           Eisenhower – Lawanda Parker, Eileen Palazzolo, Tom Lietz, Martha Davidson
Flickinger – Vickie Owens                        Ford II – Liza Parkinson, Dale Ott, Steve Shaina, Chris Versele, Josephine Braun (alt.)
Havel – Marie Hodur                              Stevenson – Carolyn Frischman, Tim Paulian, Jeff Lopo (alt.), Sheri Kirby (alt.)
Messmore – Pam Grady                             Utica – Geoff Clark, Steve Domke (alt.)
Oakbrook – Diane Zoellner                        UCAL - Joe Pretari
Rose Kidd – Joyce Lalonde                        Art – Jeff Titran
                                                 Physical Education – Jim Zivkovich
Schwarzkoff – Sean Barel, Andrea Marble (alt.)   Special Services – Bob Michalski (alt.)
Switzer – Susan George                           Speech – Nancy Mutch
Walsh – Christie Petras                          UEA Board of Directors – David Kenewell, Liza Parkinson, Carolyn Frischman,
West Utica – alternate                                      Susan DuHadway, John Crowell, Joyce Lalonde, Brian Cecil, Wendy McCloud
Wiley – Heather Kay                              MEA Staff – Curt Lange


    II.      Approval of Minutes
              The January 8, 2007 Representative Assembly minutes will stand as presented.
    III.     Reports
         A. Treasurer’s Report
              Susan DuHadway announced that there is no Treasurer’s Report in the packet because the UEA office
                computer crashed. We are purchasing a new one. The error in the operating reserve line item was
                found. It happened because MEA had our books. We still have plenty of money in our operating
                reserves, just not as much as previously reported.
         B. PAC Report
              There is no PAC drive update because the office computer crashed. Liza Parkinson referred the RA to
                the “Talking Points for Legislators” in the RA packet. We all need to contact our legislators to push for
                full funding of our public schools. Joyce Lalonde, NEA Director, just returned from Washington, DC.
                No Child Left Behind was discussed extensively. The message when NEA Directors lobbied was “fix
                it”, especially with respect to AYP. Joyce said it will not be going away. There is legislation being
                considered that would offer vouchers for special needs children and foster children which Joyce and
                others consider to be a “back door” to vouchers across the board. Watch out for the Aspen report,
                which will suggest that you are only Highly Qualified if your students show progress on standardized
                tests. The Department of Labor is suggesting that we do not fall under Landrum-Griffiths. Joyce said
                treasurer’s should not change finance or accounting practice locally yet. Liza announced that we will
                be having a Lobby Day March 16. Contact her if you would like to go. You must serve on Utica-PAC
                to do so. David received a letter from Tony Catanese stating that our district will no longer collect our
                PAC dues via payroll deduction. Curt Lange has filed a Level 3 grievance after consulting with MEA
                legal. We will be having a PAC meeting to determine our strategy surrounding this grievance. HB
                4161, introduced by Rep. Fred Miller, would give us legislation to overturn the Attorney General’s
                ruling on this issue.
         C. Curriculum Leadership Council
             Steve Domke, CLC Chair, referred the RA to the CLC by-laws contained in the RA packet. Steve
              reminded the RA that it took four meetings and the bargaining team going back to implementation to
              get the administration to agree to these bylaws. Steve then went through the bylaws with the RA,
              pointing out the most significant portions. Steve pointed out that any member of the UEA is invited to
              CLC meetings, which are held in the Media Center at Utica High School. He also referred the RA to the
              complete list of UEA and Board office members of the CLC as well as a list of all system-wide chairs.
              Steve and Tom will work out a way to comply with the directive for a summary of the meeting within
              four working days. David said the issue over Writer’s Workshop is much like the issue of literacy
              stations. Although there seemed to be some misunderstanding, at the CLC meeting it was stated that
              both of these are only options and teaching strategies that can be used. If a teacher can meet the
              standards some other way, they may. Joyce Lalonde suggested that system-wide chairs be called in
              and told what their responsibility is to us. Joyce also said she has yet to hear from the reading
              consultants that Writer’s Workshop and literacy stations are only strategies, they are being
              implemented as directives. Liza Parkinson asked if it was possible for the CLC to discuss a way to
              better interface with system-wide chairs. Steve said it could be discussed, but pointed out this would
              be difficult because these people serve at the will of the Curriculum Dept. Liza asked whether
              information from the buildings about what they are hearing regarding curriculum would be useful and
              proactive. Steve said any one of the CLC committee members should be contacted with information
              and/or “rumors”. Brian Cecil asked if there is ever a discussion about taking away curricular
              responsibilities as opposed to adding to teachers’ burden, especially with respect to elementary
              teachers. Steve responded that he hasn’t seen this much, but he has three elementary members who he
              respects a great deal who advise him about curricular issues with elementary impact. David
              announced that the UEA Board will be present for the February 27 th CLC meeting. Carolyn Frischman
              pointed out that reps have a responsibility to inform their members when they are aware that
              administrators are issuing directives to implement learning strategies that the Curriculum Department
              and the UEA President have made clear are optional and that they should consider filing grievances
              when this happens.
     D.   Social Committee
           No report.
     E.   Stay Well Committee
           Carolyn Frischman gave the report for Nancy Smith, Staywell Committee Chair. Other members of the
              committee include Amy Smith, Matt Cecil, Linda Maison, and Joe Pretari. The Staywell Committee
              announced that there will be a Health Fair on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm at Level Gym (55148
              Van Dyke). The invitation will be extended to all UCS employees and their families. Stations will
              include a local chiropractor who will offer massage, a backpack safety presentation for kids, etc., the
              Manager of Level Gym, who will take blood pressure and do body fat analysis, and a physical therapist
              who will do free consults, strength/flexibility tests, and give information on women’s health. Other
              details are pending. Flyers will be sent to reps for distribution in all members’ mailboxes.
     F.   Grievance
           Curt Lange announced that grievances 07-03 and 07-04 have been filed for arbitration and we will be
              choosing an arbitrator. Another grievance will be filed this week regarding the length of the junior
              high half day. The grievance regarding the district’s refusal to collect PAC dollars through payroll
              deduction was filed at Level 3.
     G.   Sick Bank
           The balance is 4, 658 days after everyone had to donate another day. We have 13 members in sick bank
              at this time. We use approximately 200 days per month.
     H.   President’s Report
           There will be a new issue of The Connection by the end of this week.
     I.   Executive Director’s Report
           Nothing additional to add.

V.    Unfinished Business
       A. None.

VI.     New Business
       A. Motions to Amend the UEA By-Laws and Constitution
            Art Lessard moved that the UEA By-laws be amended according to Proposal #1 (See Appendix A).
              Seconded by Bob Jacobs. Discussion. Motion passed unanimously on voice vote. Art Lessard moved
              that the By-Laws and Constitution be amended according to Proposal #2 (See Appendix B). Seconded
              by Steve Domke. Motion tabled by David Kenewell until the March meeting according to this
              provision of the UEA Constitution. There will be further discussion at the Constitution & By-laws
              Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 13 .
       B. Nominations for March Election
            Maria Peters, Nominations Chair, opened nominations for vacancies related to the UEA General
              Election to be held March 27 and 28, 2007. Carolyn Frischman nominated Wendy McCloud for Special
              Services Trustee (one position). Susan DuHadway nominated Joyce Lalonde and Joyce Lalonde
              nominated Nancy Smith for Elementary Trustee (2 postions). Art Lessard nominated Brian Cecil for
              Secondary Trustee (1 position). Joyce Lalonde nominated Susan DuHadway, John Crowell nominated
              Steve Shaina, Susan DuHadway nominated Joyce Lalonde, and Carolyn Frischman nominated Steve
              Domke for MEA-RA Delegate (3 positions). Steve Domke respectfully declined the nomination. Susan
              DuHadway nominated Troy Hayes and Carolyn Frischman nominated Andrea Marble for MEA-RA
              Delegate 3rd World (1 position). Susan DuHadway nominated Christie Petras, Joyce Lalonde
              nominated Christina Versele, and Carolyn Frischman nominated Eileen Palazzolo and Andrea Dickey
              for NEA-RA delegate (4 positions). Carolyn Frischman nominated Susan DuHadway and Susan
              DuHadway nominated Carolyn Frischman for NEA-RA Delegate 3rd World (2 positions). No further
              nominations were made. Maria announced that nominations would be open until the March 12 RA
              and can also be called in to the UEA office at (586) 726-8870.
       C. Motions Relating to CLC
            Carolyn Frischman reported to the RA that the Board of Directors had passed three motions related to
              the CLC by unanimous voice vote at their last meeting. As a result of the passage of the Board motions,
              the CLC Chair or a designate from the CLC must be present during the “Reports” section of every UEA
              Board and RA meeting, unless excused by the UEA President and the CLC Chair must publish and
              distribute to all CLC and Board members an agenda for all scheduled meetings at least four (4) working
              days in advance of the meeting and publish and distribute a summary report of the meeting to the
              same parties within four (4) working days of the meeting. David Kenewell then reported the Board’s
              recommendation that the RA direct the UEA President and UniServ Director to investigate filing a ULP
              or grievance related to evidence of violations to Article XI of the Master Agreement (Curriculum
              Leadership Council). No second required. The motion passed unanimously on voice vote.
       D. Committee Revision and Assignments
            Moved by Tom Lietz, seconded by Susan DuHadway that Amy Smith, Matt Cecil, Linda Maison, and
              Joe Pretari be added to the Stay Well Committee and that Liza Parkinson replace Karen Panyard as
              Chair of the Social Committee. Motion passed unanimously on voice vote.

VII.      Points of Personal Privilege
           Carolyn Frischman urged reps to especially encourage their younger members to attend one of Curt
             Lange’s scheduled retirement seminars.

VIII. Adjournment
        The meeting adjourned at 5:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolyn Frischman
UEA Secretary
APPENDIX A

                         UEA By-Laws Amendment Proposal #1 – 2/12/07
                                           UTICA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
                                                       BYLAWS

                                              Last Amended, September 2005

ARTICLE I - RULES OF PROCEDURE

   A. Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be the authority on all questions of procedure not specifically stated in
      this Constitution or Bylaws.

   B.   A quorum for all Board of Directors and UEA-RA meetings shall consist of a majority of the membership of the
        governing body.

   C. A quorum for a meeting of the membership shall consist of no less than 25% of the total membership.

ARTICLE II - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

   A. A Nominations Committee appointed by the President and approved by the UEA-RA shall present nominations for the
      various offices at a regularly scheduled meeting of the UEA-RA in the month prior to the annual election.

        1.   Nominations from the floor shall also be accepted at this time.

        2.   All nominees shall be members of the Association.

             (a )   Nominees for Elementary Trustee shall be elementary teachers.
             (b )   Nominees for Secondary Trustee shall be secondary teachers.
             (c )   Nominees for Special Education Trustee shall be special education teachers.

        3.   The Nominations Committee shall determine eligibility of nominees for office of Trustee.

   B.   An Elections Committee appointed by the President and approved by the UEA-RA shall establish guidelines for all
        elections of the Association except that of Association Representative.

        1.   The Elections Committee shall develop standard procedures for the conduct of elections which shall be approved
             by the UEA-RA.

        2.   Such procedures shall include the following:
             (a )  secret ballot
             (b )  voting by members at their work locations and/or UEA office, except in situations where the Board of
                   Directors shall designate an alternate site
             (c )  absentee ballot
             (d )  voting will take place over a two-school day period.
             (e )  election of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, MEA-RA and NEA-RA delegates by the
                   total membership.
             (f )  election of the Elementary Trustees by elementary teachers; Secondary Trustees by secondary teachers;
                   and Special Education Trustee by elementary and secondary special education teachers.
             (g )  ballots and all other records pertaining to the election be preserved for one year and kept in the custody of
                   the President;
             (h )  election results by building or special group will be available for inspection at the UEA Office to any member.
             (i )  in any election requiring a majority vote, a run-off election between the two top vote getters shall take place
                   when no candidate receives a majority vote in the initial election.
             (j )  reporting election results to MEA within 30 days of election certification
             (k )  in the event of uncontested elections for all UEA offices, excepting the office of the President and Vice
                   President and MEA-RA and NEA-RA delegates, the results will be determined by a vote of acclamation for
                   each individual office by the UEA RA
                       (1.) The portion of the ballot containing candidates for the positions of MEA-RA and NEA-RA
                 delegates shall state that unsuccessful candidates shall become alternates in the order of votes
                 received. In the event of a vote of acclamation, the next RA meeting will be held as a general membership
                 meeting in conjunction with the RA meeting. This will be for the purpose of obtaining any write-in ballots for
                 MEA and NEA RA alternate positions. A ballot box will be available for such ballots and open to all EA
                 members at that meeting.
          (l )   Staffs of 16 or less will have their ballots from their ballot box consolidated into a common ballot box for the
                 purposes of counting and reporting out.

C.   Officers of the Association shall be elected in an annual general election to be held between March 1st and April 1st as
     recommended by the Elections Committee and approved by the UEA-RA.

     1. The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by the total active membership for two-year
         terms which shall commence on July lst following their election. In the event that a President’s term expires the
         same year that the UEA Master Agreement expires, the election of the president will be moved up in time, and
         his/her term modified as per (g) below.

          (a )   The President shall be elected by a majority of those voting; the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer
                 shall be elected by plurality.
          (b )   If no candidate for President receives a majority, there shall be a run-off election between the top two vote-
                 getters. It shall be held according to normal election procedures and shall be completed within five (5)
                 school days.
          (c )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of President, the duties and powers of the office shall be discharged by
                 the Vice-President until such time as a special election to fill the unexpired term shall take place.
          (d )   Should a vacancy occur simultaneously in the offices of President and Vice President, the other officers of
                 the Association shall discharge the duties and powers of the office of President until such time as a special
                 election to fill the unexpired term(s) shall take place in the following order: (1) Treasurer; (2) Secretary; (3)
                 the Directors in order of their seniority as members of the Board of Directors. Tiebreaker shall be done by
                 l o t t e ry
          (e )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of President, the unexpired term shall be filled by a majority vote of the
                 membership within thirty (30) school days. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
          (f )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of VicePresident, Secretary, or Treasurer, the unexpired term shall be
                 filled by majority vote of the UEA- RA. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
                 Said vote shall take place at the first regularly scheduled UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more school
                 days after official notification of the vacancy has been made by the President or Acting President.
          (g )   In the event of the Presidential term of office and the UEA Master Agreement expiring in the same calendar
                 year, the President shall be elected in a November election and take office on the first Monday of the second
                 semester of that school year. Nominations will open at the September RA and close at the October RA with
                 this rescheduled Presidential election taking place the full week preceding the November Thanksgiving
                 break. This will result in a modified Presidential term of two and one-half years. This provision (g) shall take
                 effect only when in compliance with the Master Agreement language.
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     2.   Trustees of the Association shall be elected by plurality for two-year terms, which shall commence July 1 st following
          their election, according to provisions of Article IV, Section A. of the UEA Constitution.

          (a )   During their term of office, Trustees' teaching assignments must be in the categories they were elected to
                 represent.
          (b )   Should a vacancy occur in the position of Trustee, the unexpired term shall be filled by majority vote of the
                 members of the UEA-RA whose teaching assignments are in the categories they were elected to represent.
                 A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
          (c )   Said vote shall take place at the first regularly scheduled UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more
                 school days after official notification of the vacancy has been made by the President or Acting President.

D. MEA-RA Delegates shall be elected, by plurality for two-year terms, in accordance with the provisions of the
   Constitution and Bylaws of that organization.
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     1.   MEA-RA Delegates shall take office on September 1 st following their election.

     2.   Should a vacancy occur in the delegation, the vacancy shall be filled by an elected MEA-RA delegate alternate
          in the order of the number of votes received. the UEA-RA shall fill the unexpired term at the first regularly
          scheduled UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more school days after official notification of the vacancy has
          been made by the President or Acting President. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
          3.   Results of the MEA Representative Assembly delegate elections are to be transmitted to the MEA within ten days
               after the election.

          4.   Ballots and all records pertaining to the election of MEA-RA delegates shall be preserved for one year and shall be
               kept in the custody of the President of the UEA.

     E.   NEA-RA Delegates shall be elected by a plurality of the membership each year in accordance with the provisions of the
          Constitution and Bylaws of that organization. The term of office of NEA RA Delegates shall be two years.

1.   The UEA President and Vice President shall be NEA-RA Delegates in accordance with Article III Sections A and B of the
     UEA Bylaws.

          2.   NEA-RA Delegates shall take office immediately upon certification of their election.

          3.   Should a vacancy occur in the delegation, the vacancy shall be filled by an elected NEA-RA delegate alternate
               in the order of the number of votes received. the UEA Board of Directors shall fill the unexpired term within
               thirty (30) days. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.

          3.   Failure to attend the NEA convention shall constitute resignation from the position of NEA-RA Delegate, and said
               position shall be declared vacant and filled according to E.4., in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the
               NEA.



APPENDIX B


                           UEA By-Laws Amendment Proposal #2 – 2/12/07
                                             UTICA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
                                                         BYLAWS

                                                Last Amended, September 2005

 ARTICLE I - RULES OF PROCEDURE

     A. Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be the authority on all questions of procedure not specifically stated in
        this Constitution or Bylaws.

     B.   A quorum for all Board of Directors and UEA-RA meetings shall consist of a majority of the membership of the
          governing body.

     C. A quorum for a meeting of the membership shall consist of no less than 25% of the total membership.

ARTICLE II - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

     A. A Nominations Committee appointed by the President and approved by the UEA-RA shall present nominations for the
        various offices at a regularly scheduled meeting of the UEA-RA in the month prior to the annual election.

          1.   Nominations from the floor shall also be accepted at this time.

          2.   All nominees shall be members of the Association.

               (a )   Nominees for Elementary Trustee shall be elementary teachers.
               (b )   Nominees for Secondary Trustee shall be secondary teachers.
               (c )   Nominees for Special Education Trustee shall be special education teachers.

          3.   The Nominations Committee shall determine eligibility of nominees for office of Trustee.
B.   An Elections Committee appointed by the President and approved by the UEA-RA shall establish guidelines for all
     elections of the Association except that of Association Representative.

     1.   The Elections Committee shall develop standard procedures for the conduct of elections which shall be approved
          by the UEA-RA.

     4.   Such procedures shall include the following:
          (a )  secret ballot
          (b )  voting by members at their work locations and/or UEA office, except in situations where the Board of
                Directors shall designate an alternate site
          (c )  absentee ballot
          (d )  voting will take place over a two-school day period.
          (e )  election of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, MEA-RA and NEA-RA delegates by the
                total membership.
          (f )  election of the Elementary Trustees by elementary teachers; Secondary Trustees by secondary teachers;
                and Special Education Trustee by elementary and secondary special education teachers.
          (g )  ballots and all other records pertaining to the election be preserved for one year and kept in the custody of
                the President;
          (h )  election results by building or special group will be available for inspection at the UEA Office to any member.
          (i )  in any election requiring a majority vote, a run-off election between the two top vote getters shall take place
                when no candidate receives a majority vote in the initial election.
          (j )  reporting election results to MEA within 30 days of election certification
          (k )  in the event of uncontested elections for all UEA offices, excepting the office of the President and Vice
                President the results will be determined by a vote of acclamation for each individual office by the UEA RA
                      (1.) In the event of a vote of acclamation, the next RA meeting will be held as a general membership
                meeting in conjunction with the RA meeting. This will be for the purpose of obtaining any write-in ballots for
                MEA and NEA RA alternate positions. A ballot box will be available for such ballots and open to all EA
                members at that meeting.
          (l )  Staffs of 16 or less will have their ballots from their ballot box consolidated into a common ballot box for the
                purposes of counting and reporting out.

C.   Officers of the Association shall be elected in an annual general election to be held between March 1st and April 1st as
     recommended by the Elections Committee and approved by the UEA-RA.

     1. The President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by the total active membership for two
         three year terms which shall commence on July lst following their election, beginning with the UEA General
         Election held in the spring of 2007. In the event that a President’s term expires the same year that the UEA
         Master Agreement expires, the election of the president will be moved up in time, and his/her term modified as per
         (g) below.

          (a )   The President shall be elected by a majority of those voting; the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer
                 shall be elected by plurality.
          (b )   If no candidate for President receives a majority, there shall be a run-off election between the top two vote-
                 getters. It shall be held according to normal election procedures and shall be completed within five (5)
                 school days.
          (c )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of President, the duties and powers of the office shall be discharged by
                 the Vice-President until such time as a special election to fill the unexpired term shall take place.
          (d )   Should a vacancy occur simultaneously in the offices of President and Vice President, the other officers of
                 the Association shall discharge the duties and powers of the office of President until such time as a special
                 election to fill the unexpired term(s) shall take place in the following order: (1) Treasurer; (2) Secretary; (3)
                 the Directors in order of their seniority as members of the Board of Directors. Tiebreaker shall be done by
                 l o t t e ry
          (e )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of President, the unexpired term shall be filled by a majority vote of the
                 membership within thirty (30) school days. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
          (f )   Should a vacancy occur in the office of VicePresident, Secretary, or Treasurer, the unexpired term shall be
                 filled by majority vote of the UEA- RA. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
                 Said vote shall take place at the first regularly scheduled UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more school
                 days after official notification of the vacancy has been made by the President or Acting President.
          (g )   In the event of the Presidential term of office and the UEA Master Agreement expiring in the same calendar
                 year, the President shall be elected in a November election and take office on the first Monday of the second
                 semester of that school year. Nominations will open at the September RA and close at the October RA with
                 this rescheduled Presidential election taking place the full week preceding the November Thanksgiving
                 break. This will result in a modified Presidential term of two and one-half years. This provision (g) shall take
                 effect only when in compliance with the Master Agreement language.

     2.   Trustees of the Association shall be elected by plurality for two three-year terms, beginning with the UEA
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          General Election held in the spring of 2007, which shall commence July 1 following their election, according to
          provisions of Article IV, Section A. of the UEA Constitution.

          (a )   During their term of office, Trustees' teaching assignments must be in the categories they were elected to
                 represent.
          (b )   Should a vacancy occur in the position of Trustee, the unexpired term shall be filled by majority vote of the
                 members of the UEA-RA whose teaching assignments are in the categories they were elected to represent.
                 A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.
          (c )   Said vote shall take place at the first regularly scheduled UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more
                 school days after official notification of the vacancy has been made by the President or Acting President.

E.   MEA-RA Delegates shall be elected, by plurality for two three-year terms, beginning with the UEA General Election
     held in the spring of 2007, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws of that organization.
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     1.   MEA-RA Delegates shall take office on September 1 st following their election.

     2.   Should a vacancy occur in the delegation, the UEA-RA shall fill the unexpired term at the first regularly scheduled
          UEA-RA meeting occurring ten (10) or more school days after official notification of the vacancy has been made by
          the President or Acting President. A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.

     3.   Results of the MEA Representative Assembly delegate elections are to be transmitted to the MEA within ten days
          after the election.

     4.   Ballots and all records pertaining to the election of MEA-RA delegates shall be preserved for one year and shall be
          kept in the custody of the President of the UEA.

F.   NEA-RA Delegates shall be elected by a plurality of the membership each year in accordance with the provisions of the
     Constitution and Bylaws of that organization. The term of office of NEA RA Delegates shall be two three years,
     beginning with the UEA General Election held in the spring of 2007.
 ural i ty fo r two three-year term s, beginning with the U EA General Ele ction
     held in the spring of 2007, i n acco rdance wi th the pro vi si o ns o f the Co nsti tuti o n and Byl aws o f that org ani zati o n.

     1.   ME A-R A Delega tes shall take o ffice o n Septem ber 1st foll owing their election.

     2.   Should a vacancy occur in the de lega tion, the U EA-R A s hall fill the unexpi red term a t the firs t regula rly s cheduled
          U EA-R A m eeting occurring ten (10) o r m ore s chool days after o fficia l notification of the va cancy has been made by
          th e Pre sident or Acting Pres iden t. A m ajority of the votes cas t s hall be required for e lectio n.

     3.   R es ults of the ME A Representative As s em bly de legate elections are to be transm itte d to the ME A w ithin ten days
          a fter th e election .

     4.   Ballots and all re cords pertaining to th e election of ME A-R A dele gates s hall be pres e rved for one ye ar and shall be
          ke pt in the cus tod y of the Pres id ent of the U EA.

F.   NEA-RA Del egates shal l b e el ected b y a pl ural ity o f the m em b ershi p each year i n acco rdance wi th the pro vi sio ns o f the
     C o nstituti o n and Byl aws o f that organi zatio n. The term o f o ffi ce o f NEA RA Del egates shal l b e two three years,
     beginning with the UEA Ge neral Election hel d in the spring of 2007.

				
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