Education Austin Leadership Elections

Nominations are open for the office of president of Education Austin.  To nominate a member for president, contact the Education Austin office for a nomination form.  You may either call (512) 472-1124 or email marym@educationaustin.org

To serve on the Education Austin Elections Committee, contact the Education Austin office for a nomination form at the above number or email address.  If you have questions about the elections, you may contact the Education Austin office at the above number or email address or email the EA Elections Committee at electionscommittee@educationaustin.org

If you have recently retired, resigned or dropped your membership please contact the Education Austin office at the above number. 

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 Education Austin shall have two governing components:  elected officers and an elected executive board.  Any dues-paying member in good standing who is a member of Education Austin for at least one year prior to the election may serve in these elected positions.  (Education Austin Bylaws, Article IV Governance)

Education Austin shall conduct elections with open nominations and secret ballot for President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Board positions beginning March 2018 and every three years thereafter.  

The President may be elected in March of the election year at an all-members election meeting … and by a majority of the members voting.

The President’s category of membership (classified or certified) will dictate the category of membership the Vice-President must represent.  If the president-elect is a certified member, then the Vice-President shall be a classified member and vise-versa.  

The Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer may be elected in May of the election year at an all-members election meeting … by a majority of the members voting.  

Executive Board members may be elected in May of the election year at an all-members meeting … by a majority of members voting.

(Education Austin Bylaws, Article V Election of Officers)

 A full copy of the Education Austin Bylaws is available on the Education Austin website at www.educationaustin.org.

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 The following election timeline has been approved by the Education Austin Executive Board at the February 13, 2019 Executive Board meeting:

TIMELINE FOR EDUCATION AUSTIN ELECTION

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday) – Executive Board ratifies election timeline and procedure for ratifying membership list.  In the event of a discrepancy between date and day of week, day of week shall apply.

February 18, 2019 (Monday) – Membership list ready for ratification.  Executive Board members use option of approving by reviewing through email or coming to Education Austin office and reviewing a copy at the office.

February 22, 2019 (Friday) – Last day for Executive Board members to ratify membership list.  Membership list approved with majority of Board members approving.  Last day for EA Board member proposing changes to receive the approval of other voting Board members.

March 8, 2019 (Friday) A letter andan email announcing the election and the nomination procedure is sent to membership list.  Nominations open for president.

April 8, 2019 (Monday) – Nominations for president close at 5:00 p.m.

April 9-11, 2019 (Tuesday – Thursday) – Education Austin staff review nominations for eligibility.

April 12, 2019 (Friday) – Nominees notified if not eligible.

April 13, 2019 (Saturday) – Education Austin All-Members Meeting, 10:00 – noon, TSTA Headquarters.

                        Approval of nominee list

Election of the president

Election results posted to Education Austin website.

April 15, 2019 (Monday) – Email announcing the election and the nomination procedure is sent to membership list.

May 15, 2019 (Wednesday) – Nominations for vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer, and executive board members close at 5:00 p.m.

May 16, 2019 (Thursday) – Education Austin staff review nominations for eligibility.

May 17, 2019 (Friday) – Nominees notified if not eligible.

May 18, 2019 (Saturday) – Education Austin All-Members Meeting, 10:00 – noon, TSTA Headquarters

Approval of nominee list

Election of vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer, and executive board members.

Election results posted to Education Austin website.

Thank you for your time,

Al Weber

EA Election Committee Chair

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