MTA Governance Postings

NEA RA delegates to be elected

Election for statewide, regional and retired delegates

Statewide, regional and retired delegates from Massachusetts to the 2017 NEA Representative Assembly will be elected by the membership in March and April.

The nomination period for delegates is now in process and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.

The election period runs from March 6 through April 28, 2017. Ballots for statewide and regional delegates will be sent to eligible active MTA/NEA members and will be accompanied by bio/statements and photos of candidates who submit them.

Retired delegate ballots and bio/statements will be mailed only to retired and retired life NEA members.

The distribution of statewide and regional seats will be voted on by the MTA Board of Directors at its meeting in February; candidates will be informed of the final allocation plan and will be given an opportunity to alter the designation for the level they seek to represent.

The MTA will be notified by the NEA in February of the number of delegates allocated to Massachusetts. The allocation of statewide and regional delegates will be based on electoral regions A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. A list of local associations by electoral region is available upon request.

Dates for the 2017 RA are June 30 through July 5. The RA will take place in Boston. The statewide, regional and retired delegates from Massachusetts will attend, in addition to delegates elected by local associations.

The Credentials and Ballot Committee has adopted procedures for the election that call for ballots and other material to be sent directly to each NEA member in Massachusetts.

There will be a $1,200 stipend for statewide, regional, retired and student delegates.

Elected delegates are expected to comply with the accountability requirements set forth by the MTA. Funding will not be provided unless accountability requirements are met.

The policy procedure for the election of MTA Delegates to the RA should be reviewed carefully by anyone considering candidacy.

Inquiries concerning procedures for the nomination and election of NEA delegates may be addressed to John Connelly in the MTA Division of Governance and Administration at 617.878.8305. His fax number is 617.570.4908, and his e-mail address is jconnelly@massteacher.org.