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State Council of Education

CTA is rigorously democratic. Its structure gives members the ultimate voice in what the Association does. By secret ballot, you and your colleagues elect the 760-plus members of the State Council of Education, CTA’s highest governing body. Meeting four times a year, State Council sets policy for the organization, adopts the budget, determines dues, recommends expenditures to the board, elects the executive officers and other members of the board of directors and performs other similar duties.   

Field-Based State Council - October 22 & 23

Focusing on Campaign 2016

The October State Council meeting was reimagined to ensure passage of two key initiatives - Propositions 5558 - on the November 8 ballot. During these two days, Council members were deployed into the community to reach out to voters via phone banking, precinct walking and by utilizing social media avenues. Members selected the location closest to their work or home to carry out the important task of Getting Out The Vote.   

 Read the news release and welcome video
 Check out the social media activity from the weekend: Day 1Day 2 
 See CTA's Get Out The Vote Facebook page 
 View video of San Jose press conference
 View video of Concord press conference

There is a lot to do to ensure passage of these two very important initiatives. In order to have the most successful weekend, Council members were asked to be present and participate for a minimum of five hours each day. For schedule outlines and other information about the weekend activities, check the email from CTA President Eric C. Heins that was sent directly to Council members on September 23.


CTA will reimburse expenses for all Council members. Follow the standard reimbursement procedures which should be made through submission of a Member Expense Statement with the appropriate receipts attached. A Report of Missing Receipt form must accompany the Member Expense Statement when an itemized meal receipt is not available.

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