2021 Elections

DCTA Elections

DCTA election season has begun as of February 16, 2021! Members are able to nominate or self-nominate candidates until March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm. If you would like more information centered around the DCTA election, we encourage you to look through the links provided below. 

 

Important Election Documents: 

Position Descriptions

DCTA Election Nomination Form –  Spring 2021

Election Rules and Timeline

DCTA Bylaws

Positions Available

DCTA President

Why is it important? Why should you care?

The president is the face of the association to the district and to the public. The president, as the lead advocate for the organization, champions all members’ rights to equitable due process, fair evaluations and just compensation. The president works in conjunction with the Executive Committee to develop and manage DCTA priorities. Since the president works full time in their position, they have the most time and energy to devote to DCTA priorities. They are the megaphone through which DCTA interacts with the public, the district, and lawmakers.

Role and duties:

  • The DCTA president is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association and its policy leader.
  • They preside at meetings of the DCTA Board of Directors, Representative Council, and other appropriate business meetings of the Association.
  • The DCTA President is classified as a DPS Teacher-on-Special Assignment who is released from educator duties to work full time in their role as the president.

DCTA Vice President

Why is it important? Why should you care?

The vice president is a member of the Executive Committee that has the most say in the day-to-day decisions that affect DCTA members.  The exact implementation of many policy decisions goes through the Executive Committee, so the members of the Executive Committee play a vitally important role in deciding what DCTA will do to implement and interpret decisions by the Representative Council (the body in which every school has a voice).

They are also in charge of the membership team, so they have the most direct impact on how DCTA highlights and honors the work of the membership while recruiting and retaining current members.

Role and duties

  • The vice president serves as the chairperson of the membership team to coordinate membership activities and perform such additional appropriate duties as may be ordered by the President. The Vice president will be acting president in the absence of the president.
  • Organize events to increase membership and promote a greater sense of community amongst our diverse membership
  • Plan and host events to promote positive DCTA engagement and visibility with our various community stakeholders.
  • Educate members on DCTA/CEA/NEA structure and operations

DCTA Board of Directors

Why is it important? Why should you care?

The board of directors is a group of 24 people elected by region (or department) and including the executive committee.  The board makes decisions related to the DCTA budget and other policy decisions.  When the Representative Council does not have a quorum, the Board is the body that decides the policy and direction of DCTA.  Many decisions made at Rep Council are referred to the board for specific implementation. The board is also in charge of many DCTA committees that do a lot of the “boots on the ground” work for DCTA and members, so their decisions have big impacts on members and how DCTA works.

Role and duties

Function as the corporate executive authority of the Association with deliberative, judicial, and fiduciary responsibility.

  • Follow all Laws, Bylaws, Special Rules, Standing Rules, and Parliamentary Authority.
  • Serve as funded delegates to the CEA Delegate Assembly
  • Commission the Executive UniServ Director to prepare an annual proposed budget prior to February 1 of each year.
  • Perform administrative duties for the Association through the Board of Directors’ Standing Rules.

CEA Delegate

Why is it important? Why should you care?

  • CEA Delegates serve one weekend a year by attending the CEA Delegate Assembly.  The delegate assembly votes on the direction CEA (our statewide association) will take for the coming year.  If you have ever wondered why CEA did something or didn’t do something you thought they should, it was most likely decided at CEA Delegate Assembly.
  • Additionally, CEA Delegates are the only members of the Association who vote on our CEA Board Representatives. Those CEA board members from our Association serve not only on the CEA board of directors but also on the DCTA Executive Committee, so they have very important roles within DCTA. They are the only members of the DCTA Executive Committee not elected by the entire body of DCTA, so CEA Delegates have a very disproportionately large say in the direction of DCTA when voting for CEA Board members.
  • Traditionally, DCTA has not been able to fill all of our allotted CEA Delegate slots, so this position has not (in recent memory) involved an election where anyone lost.

Role and duties

  • Delegates shall meet before Delegate Assembly to discuss proposed Resolutions and items of New Business presented for action at the CEA Delegate Assembly.
  • Delegates are required to sign a delegate contract prior to receipt of authorized funding level, to attend all scheduled meetings relating to Delegate Assembly activities except when excused by the chairperson of the delegation.
  • Delegates must become familiar with the CEA Platform, Article of Incorporation, Bylaws, Standing Rules, Budget, Commission Reports, Proposed Resolutions, Items of the New Business, and other issues coming before the Delegate Assembly.
  • Delegates shall be prepared to report back to the local Association on the business of the Delegate Assembly.
  • Delegates must attend all official sessions of the Representative Assembly and all Caucuses until they are declared adjourned.
  • CEA Delegates shall be determined by geographic location by sector. The location of the school you are required to report for work to on Monday determines the sector for CEA delegate.

NEA Delegate

Why is it important? Why should you care?

  • NEA Delegates serve one week a year by attending the NEA Delegate Assembly.  The delegate assembly votes on the direction NEA (our nationwide association) will take for the coming year.  If you have ever wondered why NEA did something or didn’t do something you thought they should, it was most likely decided at the NEA Delegate Assembly.
  • Additionally, NEA Delegates are the only members of the association who vote on our NEA Board representatives.

Role and duties

  • Delegates are required to attend all scheduled meetings relating to NEA Representative Assembly activities.
  • Delegates must become familiar with the NEA Platform, Constitution and Bylaws, Budget, Commission Reports, Proposed Resolutions, New Business Items, and other issues coming before the NEA Representative Assembly.
  • Delegates must attend all official sessions of the Representative Assembly and all caucuses until they are declared adjourned.
  • Delegates shall be prepared to report back to the local Association on business of the Representative Assembly.