2020 LTA Spring Elections – Announcement of Vacancies

Announcing the following vacancies in Lennox Teachers Association leadership and governance:

President – 2-year term [member of the Executive Board]; duties:

  • Be the official spokesperson for the Association;
  • Be familiar with the governance documents of the Association, CTA and NEA;
  • Call meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
  • Prepare the agenda for the meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
  • Preside at all meetings of the Association, the Representative Council and the Executive Board;
  • Appoint the chairperson, all members of the Bargaining Team and alternates, with the majority approval of the Executive Board at the beginning of each school year;
  • Appoint the chairperson, treasurer and all members of the Political Action Committee with the majority approval of the Executive Board at the beginning of each school year;
  • Appoint the chairperson and all members of the Elections Committee with the majority approval of the Executive Board at the beginning of each school year;
  • Appoint chairpersons and members of all other committees with the majority approval of the Executive Board at the beginning of each school year or upon formation of the committee;
  • Suggest policies, plans and activities for the Association, and be held responsible for the progress and work of the Association;
  • Attend meetings of the Service Center Council of which the Association is a part; and
  • Attend other CTA/NEA meetings as directed by the Representative Council.
  • Stipend = $3,000/yr. + up to 40% release time, as determined by Rep Council

Vice-President of Contractual Affairs – 2-year term [member of the Executive Board]:

  • Serve as assistant to the President in all duties of the President;
  • Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President (i.e., serve as “First” Vice-President);
  • Serve as co-coordinator of committee activities as directed by the President; and
  • Serve as chairperson of the Grievance Committee and keep an accurate record of all grievances.
  • Stipend = $750/yr.

Vice-President of Curricular Affairs – 2-year term [member of the Executive Board]; duties:

  • Serve as assistant to the President in all duties of the President;
  • Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President and the Vice-President of Contractual Affairs (i.e., serve as “Second” Vice-President);
  • Serve as co-coordinator of committee activities as directed by the President; and
  • Serve as chairperson of the Membership Committee and keep an accurate roster of the Membership.
  • Stipend = $750/yr.

Site Representatives – 1-year terms (based on formula in the LTA Bylaws, currently = 2 per elementary site, 4 at LMS, 1 at the SPecial Education preschool, and 1 for TOSAs, for a total of 16 positions) [members of the Representative Council]; duties:

  • Conduct constant and ongoing liaison between the Representative Council and Active members at the school site;
  • Serve as the official channel through which written communications and publications can be easily and quickly transmitted between the Association and the Active members;
  • Represent the views and the input of the Active membership in votes taken in the Representative Council, conducting frequent and regular polls of such membership for this purpose; and
  • Perform such additional duties as prescribed by the Executive Board.
  • Stipend = $200/yr. + an additional $50/yr. if re-elected to consecutive terms after the first.

download Declaration of Candidacy form

download complete description of positions and timeline

download CTA 2019-2020 Local Elections Manual

 

Timeline for LTA Elections shall include the following:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Announcement

  1. Announcement of vacancy(ies) and term(s) of office using a method that will ensure each member is aware of the opportunity to file a declaration of candidacy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Declarations of Candidacy

  1. Place, time and date of receipt (date received, not date postmarked) for declaration of candidacy forms;Written declarations of candidacy must be received by Ruth Culqui at Jefferson Elementary by 4pm.
  2. Campaign statement of candidates (decide on limit of number of words, and what to do if limitation is exceeded); Candidate statements will be limited to 50 words or less. In case a candidate submits a statement exceeding 50 words, only the first 50 words will be included on the Candidates’ Statement sheet.
  3. Provision for elections committee chairperson or designee to be present to receive declaration of candidacy by filing deadline; Ruth Culcui will be available to receive declarations of candidacy 3:15pm – 4pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Jefferson Elementary. Declarations (form) may be submitted to Ruth Culqui prior to the deadline via e-mail or hand delivery.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Final Date to Acknowledge Candidates’ Declaration of Candidacy

  1. Final date to acknowledge candidates’ declaration of candidacy; Candidates will be announced on Weds, 4/22/20, no later than 4pm, via the LTA website.

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Requests for Mail-in Ballots

  1. Date by which to request a ballot; Written requests for mail-in ballots must be received either by Ruth Culqui at Jefferson Elementary or delivered to the Association post office box [Lennox Teachers Association, PO Box 2231, Hawthorne, CA 90251] by 4pm on Fri, 4/24/20. Mail-in ballots will be sent via regular mail on Sat, 4/25/20, to those members on dues paying leave who request them by the above deadline.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – LTA Prepares Ballots

  1. Date for preparation of ballots.

Tuesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Ballots Distributed to Sites

  1. Date on which ballots will be distributed; Ballots will be distributed to non-running Site Reps and Professional Relations Reps.

Thursday, May 7 – Friday May 8, 2020 – Election Held at Sites

  1. Date(s) when voting will take place.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Mail in Ballots Received

  1. Deadline date (date received, not date postmarked), time and place for return of ballots; Mail-in ballots must be delivered to the Association post office box [Lennox Teachers Association, PO Box 2231, Hawthorne, CA 90251] by 4pm on Thurs, 5/7/20.

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Ballots Will Be Counted

  1. Date, time and place where ballots will be counted, which should be immediately following the deadline for receipt of voted ballots; Completed ballots cast in person at regular voting sites must be received by Ruth Culqui at Jefferson Elementary by 3:30pm on Fri, 5/9/20.

** Ballots will be counted on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:30pm at Jefferson Elementary School **

Friday, May 8, 2020 – LTA Results Announcement

  1. Date that announcement of results shall be made to leadership, candidates, members, and posted at each work site, which date shall be not later than five (5) calendar days following the counting of ballots; Results will be posted on the LTA website on Friday, May 8, 2020, no later than 5pm, and posted at all school sites on LTA bulletin boards on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Run-off Elections

  1. Dates and timelines for run-off election, if necessary; and
  2. Run-off election (if necessary) = Thursday, May 14, 2020 – Friday, May 15, 2020
  3. Ballots received/counted = Friday, May 15, 2020, 3:30pm at Jefferson Elementary
  4. Results announced = Friday, May 15, 2020, no later than 5pm

 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Election Challenges

  1. Deadline for filing of challenges to initial election and run-off if held (date received, not date postmarked); Written challenges must be filed by Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8am with Ruth Culqui at Jefferson Elementary.

For more information on election rules and timelines, including campaign Do’s and Dont’s, please refer to the LTA Bylaws and Standing Rules and the CTA 2019-2020 Local Elections Manual.

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