Duties of the FSTO Officers and Representatives:
The President shall:
1. Preside at all meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and Executive Board;
2. Prepare the agenda for the meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
3. Be the official spokesperson for the Association;
4. Be familiar with the governance documents of the Association, CTA, and NEA;
5. Appoint all chairpersons and members of committees with the approval of the Executive Board and the approval of the Representative Council;
6. Be an ex-officio Member of all Committees of the Organization.
8. Call meetings of the Association and the Executive Board;
9. Suggest policies, plans and activities for the Association and be held responsible for the progress and work of the Association;
10. Sign all checks drawn upon the treasury.
11. Attend all meetings of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees.
12. Attend meetings of the Service Center Council of which the Association is a part; and
13. Attend other NOCUT/CTA/NEA meetings as directed by the Representative Council.
14. Present for approval at the Representative Council meeting in October: the Standing Rules of the Organization, a plan for Organization structure, and the annual Organization budget.
15. Perform such other duties as required by the Representative Council.
The Vice-President shall:
1. Serve as assistant to the President in all duties of the President;
2. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President;
3. Keep an accurate roster of the membership of the Association and of all committees;
4. Keep an accurate roster of current Representative Council members, so that a quorum can be accurately established;
5. Be responsible for the formation and distribution of the Association’s calendar of activities;
6. Serve as coordinator of committee activities at the direction of the President;
7. Perform such other duties as required by the President and/or the Representative Council.
The Secretary shall:
1. Keep a careful and accurate record of the proceedings of each meeting, regular or special, of the Association, Representative Council, and the Executive Board;
2. Be responsible for the distribution of minutes, notice of meetings, and agendas for all meetings to members of the Representative Council and Executive Board; and to the membership when appropriate;
3. Carry on the correspondence pertaining to the affairs of the Association as directed by the President.
The Treasurer shall:
1. Receive all funds belonging to the Association and be responsible for their safekeeping and accounting;
2. Pay out such funds upon orders of the President, and keep an itemized account of receipts and expenditures;
3. Prepare a written financial report for each regular meeting of the Representative Council and Executive Board to be sent out with the agenda.
4. Be responsible for an annual audit of the books of the Association and distributing a summary of this audit to the membership; and
5. Submit membership and financial reports to CTA, NEA, and other agencies as required by law.
The Site Representative shall:
1. Be elected by and from the Active membership for each campus. Such election shall be by open nominations and by secret ballot. The Site Representative is not required to be counted as one of the Representative Council Members from a given school. Vacancies in the office of Site Representative for whatever cause may be filled by properly elected replacements.
2. Attend all meetings of the Executive Board and the Representative Council.
3. Be a constant and ongoing liaison between the Executive Board and the local Representative Council members and the Active members of the campus;
4. Be the advocate before the campus administration on behalf of the FSTO Members from the campus.
5. Provide the FSTO Members represented with an avenue for Member concerns direct to the governing bodies of the Organization.
6. Call and conduct campus meetings of FSTO Members.
7. Be the Chairperson of the campus delegation of Representative Council Members. Keep an updated roll of Faculty Representatives from their campus for quorum purposes by reviewing the sign-in list after every meeting.
8. Appoint the FSTO Committee Members for the campus with the advice and consent of the local Representative Council Members.
9. Contact any teachers who are off track or on leave regarding any current elections.
The Representative Council Member shall:
- Establish Association policies and objectives;
- Adopt the annual budget of the Association on or before the first meeting of the school year;
- Approve Presidential appointments of all chairpersons and members of committees with the advice of the Executive Board;
- Approve the Standing Rules of the Association;
- Approve the Organizational Structure of the Association;
- Approve the establishment or discontinuance of committees; and
- Establish the dues of the Association.
- The Representative Council shall meet at least once during each school month; the number, place and time of meetings to be decided by the Executive Board.
- Special meetings of the Representative Council may be called by the President, the Executive Board, the petition of fifty percent (50%) of the Representative Council members, or by the petition of twenty percent (20%) of the membership.
- Special meetings of the Representative Council shall be called for a specific purpose and no business other than that for which the meeting is called may be transacted.
- Notices and agendas for all meetings of the Representative Council shall be sent to all members of the Representative Council at least two days prior to the date of the meeting.
- For emergency meetings of the Representative Council during crisis situations, the Executive Board shall adopt procedures to notify representatives of meeting dates, places, and times.
- A quorum for all meetings of the Representative Council shall consist of a majority of all voting members present at each meeting of the Representative Council.
- Members of the Representative Council shall serve a term of 2 years.
Duties of Delegates to the NEA RA:
- Each delegate will be expected to arrive in the NEA-RA host city in time to ensure registering as an official delegate to the Representative Assembly (RA) with both the California delegation and NEA.
- Each delegate will be expected to attend all caucuses of the California delegation. Normally, the caucus begins at 7 a.m. daily. Delegates must be registered with the California delegation to participate in the caucus. Delegates are expected to remain through the convention.
- Each delegate shall attend all business meetings of the RA.
- Each delegate is strongly encouraged to attend NEA budget committee hearings, resolutions committee hearings, bylaw committee hearings, speeches by prominent national figures, etc.
- Each delegate should take into consideration CTA State Council and caucus policy when voting.
- Each delegate is encouraged to participate fully in all activities of the California delegation.
- Each delegate — state and local — will be expected to sit with his or her Service Center Council delegation on the RA floor or to inform the appropriate person where he or she will be seated. This is to ensure communication regarding RA business and/ or personal emergency information of concern to the delegate, as well as to verify attendance.
All Delegates need to understand that, as a state delegate, their attendance is being directly funded, at least partially, by membership dues. Delegates need to accept their responsibility to carry out the above specified duties.