January 30, 2017


The Complete Guide to Preparing for Provincial Council (AGM)

MTS has prepared a booklet for teachers attending Provincial Council (AGM).

The Complete Guide to Preparing for Provincial Council Booklet can be accessed here.

 


Call for Nominations for Elections at Provincial Council 2017

Nominations

A qualifying Member may be nominated for candidacy as Member-at-Large as long as the nomination is supported by the signatures of at least twenty-five (25) other Members that are eligible and qualify as voting members of the Society as outlined in the Bylaws (Bylaw III Part I; Bylaw III Part IV).

Prior to March 1st:

• Nominations for candidates for Provincial Executive will be received up to 4:00 p.m. on March 1st from: (i) Local Associations, or (ii) qualifying individual Members who have been refused nomination by an Association, provided twenty-five (25) Members have endorsed the individual’s nomination.

• The General Secretary shall verify that: all signatures on nomination forms submitted by candidates are eligible Members; the candidate qualifications in Article 4.3 have been met; and the candidate accepts the nomination.

• Candidates for the Provincial Executive may submit a photograph, biography and election statement (both of which shall not exceed two hundred fifty (250)words in total) to the Chief Returning Officer no later than April 1st.

After March 1st:

• Nominations for candidates for Provincial Executive will also be accepted from the floor of Provincial Council Meeting, from Delegates up to 2:00 p.m. of the first day of the Provincial Council Meeting if the nominee is endorsed by at least twenty-five (25) other registered Delegates;

• The General Secretary shall verify that: all signatures on nomination forms submitted by candidates are eligible Members; the candidate qualifications in Article 4.3 have been met; and the candidate accepts the nomination.

• Candidates nominated after March 1 may submit a biography and election statement (both of which shall not exceed two hundred fifty (250) words in total) to the Chief Returning Officer no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day nominations close at the Provincial Council Meeting.

• The General Secretary shall arrange for the printing and circulation of the submitted material to all Delegates prior to the Provincial Council Meeting or in the case of the material submitted at the Provincial Council Meeting, to Delegates prior to the election.

MTS BYLAW III – Elections of the Provincial Executive; Part IV – Nomination Procedures Since the first meeting of MTS in 1919 hundreds of teacher leaders have worked as part of the Society’s Provincial Executive to improve the lives of teachers, their students and public education.

From pay to pensions, from class size to curriculum, provincial executive members have had a profound influence on the creation of the public education system we enjoy today.

But the work continues. And so does the need for more teacher leaders to bring their energy and ideas to the table. The following is information to help determine whether you or a colleague want to help advance the cause of public education and become a part of history.

“The Chief Returning Officer shall cause a notice to be sent to all Locals and schools within the first two weeks of January in any year an election is to be held at a Provincial Council Meeting.”

The election will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 as part of the 2017 Provincial Council meeting.

The Provincial Executive Candidates Guide & Information Booklet – now online – outlines the duties and responsibilities of provincial executive members and the steps that need to be taken to get a person nominated for election.

The Provincial Executive Candidates Guide & Information Booklet is available here.