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Advocacy and Foundation

Budget 2014-15: $5,160,000

The contribution is in the form of a refundable $20.00 reverse dues check-off to support CTA advocacy efforts for public education and a CTA foundation to support member scholarship and grant programs, and teacher driven solutions for public schools. The default allocation option for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $10.00 Advocacy and $10.00 CTA Foundation.

Standing Rule: 5-2-7:
To support CTA advocacy efforts for public education (Advocacy) and a CTA foundation to support members ‘scholarship and grant programs and teacher-driven solutions for public schools (Foundation), all active members of CTA shall be enrolled in a refundable reverse dues check-off voluntary contribution of $20 per member. The default allocation between the two categories Advocacy and Foundation will be set annually by State Council upon recommendation from the CTA Board of Directors. Such recommendation will follow the same process and timeliness as the budget development cycle and will be reflective of CTA‘s current priorities.

CTA members will annually have the option to:

  1. Choose to opt out of the entire $20 contribution by requesting a full refund.
  2. Choose to opt out of a portion of the $20 contribution by requesting a partial refund or choosing to contribute to only one of the two categories.
  3. Choose to allocate the entire $20 to one of the two categories.

Once a member has chosen an option it shall continue annually until that member chooses a different option in a subsequent year. CTA will produce and distribute to State Council an annual summary report of Advocacy and Foundation income and expenses. (Amended June 2008)

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