Constitution of the
North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(with amendments as of March 2007 merged into the text)
ARTICLE I. NAME
This organization shall be known as the North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
hereafter referred to as the Council.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
The purpose of this association shall be to promote the interests of mathematics teachers in the
a. By maintaining an Executive Board whose purpose it is to make the necessary research
on any proposed policies for the best interest of the organization.
b. By sponsoring a bulletin to be published by the Executive Board – this bulletin to serve
as a clearing house for the exchange of ideas among mathematics teachers of the state
and to give news of the Council.
c. By furthering the cooperative study of problems relating to the teaching of mathematics
at the elementary, the secondary, and the college levels.
d. By working for the improvement of mathematics instruction at the elementary, the
secondary, and the college levels in North Dakota.
e. By assisting and advising the chairman of the mathematics section of the NDEA.
f. By organizing the North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics as an exclusively
charitable and educational association within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE III. AFFILIATION
This organization shall be affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The
Council shall encourage its members to become members of the National Council of Teachers of
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP
1. Membership in this Council shall be open to all persons interested in promoting the purpose
of this organization.
2. Memberships shall consist of:
a. Regular membership which shall be open to anyone.
b. Affiliate membership which shall be open only to persons whose major responsibilities
are not in the area of mathematics. (Students are eligible for affiliate membership.)
ARTICLE V. DUES
Regular and affiliate membership dues may be changed by a simple majority of the members
voting at the regular business meeting of the NDCTM Spring Conference.
ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS
1. The officers of the Council shall be: President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer,
Membership Chairperson, and State Representative to the NCTM.
2. The election of officers shall take place at the annual meeting of the North Dakota Council of
Teachers of Mathematics. A plurality vote shall be required for election.
3. The term of President and President-elect shall be one year; terms of Secretary, Treasurer,
Membership Chairperson, and State Representative to the NCTM shall be three years, with
staggered term expiration dates.
4. The officers of the Council and the Past President shall constitute the Executive Committee.
5. The Representative to the NCTM shall serve as liaison officer between the Council and the
NCTM and secure members for the NCTM in North Dakota.
6. Any officer of the Council shall be a member of the Council.
ARTICLE VII. EXECUTIVE BOARD
1. Members of the Executive Board shall be:
a. The officers of the Council
b. The Past President of the Council
c. Thirteen directors as follows:
(1) One representing higher education
(2) One representing grades nine through twelve
(3) One representing grades six through eight
(4) One representing grades three through five
(5) One representing kindergarten through grade two
(6) Six Regional Representatives, each of whom will serve one region of North Dakota,
as defined by the Executive Board. One of these directors will also serve as a
liaison person to the Department of Public Instruction and another will serve as
(7) Two editors of the NDCTM publications
d. The directors of the Council shall be members of the Council at the time of their
appointment by the Executive Committee.
2. The directors will be appointed by the Executive Committee to serve a period of three years.
The terms of three members shall expire each year and three year members be appointed
each year to fill vacancies of retiring members. The initial appointments shall be for three
one-year terms, three two-year terms, and three three-year terms.
3. The duties of the Executive Board shall be:
a. To carry on any research or investigation which may bring out information of interest to
the Council and its members.
b. To publish a bulletin which is to be sent to members of the Council and to other
interested groups. (The bulletin should carry lists of new officers elected, committees
appointed, news about the Council, professional articles, and should serve as a clearing
house for the exchange of ideas of interest to mathematics teachers.
c. To formulate policies for the Council and to consider policies proposed for adoption by
other groups interested in mathematics.
d. To review the budget for the year as proposed by the Executive Committee.
e. The Executive Board has the power of replacement of any appointed director by a
unanimous vote of the Executive Board. Written notice shall be given to the director.
ARTICLE VIII. APPOINTMENTS
1. Committees (e.g., the nominating committee) shall be appointed by the President as needed.
2. Any appointments made by the President or the Executive Committee representing the
Council shall be for a term of not more than three years unless the organization in which the
appointee is to function requires a longer term.
ARTICLE IX. MEETINGS
1. The annual meeting of the Council shall be held in the spring.
2. The Executive Board shall meet twice a year before the fall and spring convention meetings.
3. The Executive Committee may provide for other meetings upon the request of the Executive
Board or upon written request of any ten members of the Council.
ARTICLE X. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS
1. The Treasurer shall have the authority to disburse any funds deemed necessary by the
Executive Board and approved by them.
2. The Treasurer shall present the books for auditing to the President prior to the spring meeting
and also present an annual financial report to the Council at the spring meeting.
3. If, at any time, the Council shall cease to carry out the purposes as herein stated, all assets
and property held by it, whether in trust or otherwise, shall, after payment of its liabilities, be
paid over to an organization, selected by the final Executive Committee of the Council,
which has similar purposes and has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now enacted or as it may hereafter be amended, and
such assets and property shall be applied exclusively for such charitable, scientific, and
ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the Council by a two-thirds vote of
those present, provided that due notice has been given of the proposed amendment, either by
announcement at a previous meeting, or by written notification to the entire membership not less
than one month prior to the time of taking a vote on the amendment.