PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS, AND STANDING RULES
Proposed new amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules are published in full in this issue of RA Today.
Please keep this copy with you to help you follow the discussion about these proposals on the RA floor. If this discussion results in changes to the text of these amendments, RA Today will publish the revised text. Note: Proposed deletions to the text appear in [brackets] and proposed additions are underscored.
This first issue of RA Today also carries the text of early new business items proposed before the Annual Meeting began. Future RA Today issues will feature the full text of all NBIs submitted by delegates here in Washington, D.C.
When first printed, each NBI will include its relevant strategic goal or operational service area, as well as the preliminary estimate of the cost of each item and whether the item is covered in the proposed strategic plan and budget.
Delegates should also note that, per Standing Rule 6, adopting an NBI does not include approval of any appropriations. Once an NBI has been acted upon, RA Today will record the action taken but not reprint the entire new business item text, unless the item has been amended during the RA floor debate.
The final edition of RA Today will included the full text of all enacted NBIs. This final issue will be mailed to each delegate after the RA ends.
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 1
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 2
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 3
Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate
(Placement within Rule 3 to be determined by the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws and Rules).
The NEA President will call for a one hour break on the second and third day of the Representative Assembly.
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 4
Rule 6. New Business Items (NBI)
The text of a new business item adopted by a Representative Assembly may be edited with the approval of the President provided no substantive changes are made and the final text is approved in writing by the mover and the seconder. This would include replacing references to K-12 [with] or Pre-K-12 with Pre-K-Graduate School.
Amendments to the NEA Constitution
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1 AS AMENDED
We, the members of the National Education Association of the United States, in order that the Association may serve as the national voice for education, advance the cause of public education for all individuals, promote the health and welfare of children and/or students, promote professional excellence among educators, gain recognition of the basic importance of the teacher in the learning process and other employees in the educational effort, protect the rights of educational employees and advance their interests and welfare, secure professional autonomy, promote, support and defend public employees’ right to collective bargaining, unite educational employees for effective citizenship, promote and protect human and civil rights, and obtain for its members the benefits of an independent, united education profession, do hereby adopt this Constitution.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2
Amendments to the NEA Bylaws
BYLAW AMENDMENT 1