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 has been reimagined to ensure passage of two key initiatives - Propositions 55 & 58 - on the November 8 ballot. During these two days, Council members will be deployed into the community to reach out to voters via phone banking, precinct walking and by utilizing social media avenues. Members can select the location closest to their work or home by registering at www.ctago.org (you must be a Council member to register). Members who are unable to attend both days, please follow the standard absence procedures so that an elected alternate may be contacted.
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 are asked to be present and participate for a minimum of five hours each day once the program begins at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. For suggested schedule outlines and other information, 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. You will initially be responsible for your own expenses and should 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.