Student California Teacher Association
Chabot College Chapter
We the students of Chabot College organize the following
association to better our awareness of the career we have chosen. We choose to improve the knowledge of the children in our
communities. We choose to shape the minds of our future leaders to promote individualism and free thinking. We choose to teach.
Article I. Name
The name of this organization shall be the Student California Teacher
Association - Chabot Chapter (Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP).
Article II. Objective and Purpose
The objective and purpose of this organization is to develop prospective
educators and student support services personal (i.e. school counselor and guidance counselor, nurse/health services, psychologist,
social worker, and librarian.) an understanding of the teaching profession; to provide for a unified voice in matters affecting
the education profession; To advance the interest and welfare of students preparing for careers in education.
Article III. Membership
Membership in this organization shall be open to those who have an interest
in a career and issues of education. Members must be enrolled or officially admitted students of Chabot College.
Membership shall not be denied on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion,
gender, political affiliation, physical abilities, and/or sexual orientation.
Every individual, upon payment of unified chapter, state, and national
dues, will become a member of the Student California Teacher Association (SCTA) and the National Education Association-Student
Article IV. Membership Year
The membership year shall be the first day of September through the last
day of August (September 1 to August 31).
Members that join on or after March 15 are valid through the last day
of August of the following year.
Article V. Membership Dues.
The annual dues for the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP shall be those annually as
established by SCTA and NEA-SP.
Unless otherwise provided, any and all changes to the annual dues shall
take effect at the beginning of the membership year following their adoption.
Article VI. Local Affiliate
The Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP shall meet the requirements necessary to affiliate
with the Student California Teachers Association and the National Education Association Student Program.
Article VII. Local Chapter Executive Committee
The official organizing committee of this association shall be Local Chapter Executive Committee.
The Local Chapter Executive Committee shall consist of the President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Interclub Affairs Representative, and Ethnic Minority Affairs Representative.
The Local Chapter Executive Committee shall have the authority to determine
the general guidelines of the organization, to be exercised by a vote of the majority of its members.
The terms of office for the Local Chapter Executive Committee will be
for one year, beginning the first day of Summer Session through the last day of Spring Semester.
No member may hold the same office for more than two one-year terms,
unless appointed as a replacement to the Local Chapter Executive Committee after the first day of the year of the election.
The association shall be responsible for guaranteeing open nomination
in the conduct of the election of the Local Chapter Executive Committee.
The members shall elect the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and
The selected officers shall receive a majority vote of the members by
secret ballot to obtain the position.
Election for the Local Chapter Executive Committee shall be held in the
month of April annually.
The newly elected Local Chapter Executive Committee shall work with the
present Local Chapter Executive Committee in an observational capacity from the first day in May (May 1) through the first
day of office.
The Local Chapter Executive Committee shall plan a minimum of two (2)
meetings per month for the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP membership.
The Local Chapter Executive Committee shall meet as the executive committee
a minimum of once a month.
In case of a vacancy in the office of the President, the Vice-President
shall succeed to the office of President and serve for the balance of the term of office.
In case of a vacancy in the office of Vice President, Secretary, and/or
Treasurer the vacancy shall be filled by the organization from among its members by secret ballot and majority vote of its
member to serve the balance of the term of office.
In the event that an officer is not upholding the constitution any Local
Chapter Dues-Paying Member who has attended at least fifty percent (50%) of the meetings can make a motion to impeach an officer
with a 2/3 vote of members present.
Article VIII. Duties of the Elected Local Chapter Executive
The duties of the President are:
(a). Presides at all meetings of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP and declare the
(b). Presides at all meetings of the Local Chapter Executive Committee;
(c). Calls emergency meetings of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP and Local Chapter
(d.) Appoints committee chairperson(s);
(e). Appoints the Interclub Affairs Representative and the Ethnic Minority
(f). Signs on all money expenditures from the funds of Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP
when Treasurer is not available;
(g). Reports to the advisor(s) on all issues regarding the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(h). Ensures and uphold the Constitution of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(i). Attends all Alcosta Service Center Meetings as a student representative.
The duties of the Vice-President are:
(a). Presides at all meetings at which the President is unable to preside
and shall perform all duties of the President in his/her absence;
(b). Attends all meetings of the Local Chapter Executive Committee;
(c). Reports to the Local Chapter Executive Committee and all member
of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP regarding the progress of any committees;
(d). Is responsible for coordination and ensuring membership in the Chabot
(e). Is the Sergeant-at-arms of all meetings of the members of the Chabot
(f). Ensures and uphold the constitution of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(g). Is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Local Chapter
(h). Attends all ASCC and ICC meetings on behave of SCTA when an Interclub
Affairs Representative position is vacant.
The duties of the Secretary are:
(a). Is responsible for taking the minutes of all meetings of the Local
Chapter Executive Committee and meetings of the members of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(b). Is responsible for maintaining a file of all agendas and minutes
of past meetings;
(c). Keeps an accurate roster of the membership of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP
and all committees;
(d). Prepares a committee that will oversee and prepare ballots for all
elections and votes, counts the ballots, and presents the results to the members of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(e). Ensures and uphold the constitution of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(f). Is responsible for other duties as assigned by the President.
The duties of the Treasurer are:
(a). Keeps accurate accounts of all the funds of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(b). Prepares and presents quarterly reports of the funds of the Chabot
SCTA/NEA-SP to all members;
(c). Signs on all money expenditures from the fund of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(d). Ensures and uphold the constitution of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
(e). Is responsible for other duties as assigned by the President.
Article IX. Interclub Affairs Representative
The Vice-President shall fill the Interclub Affairs Representation (ICAR)
position unless appointed otherwise.
The ICAR term in office if the first day in September through the last
day in May.
The duties of the ICAR are as follows:
(a). Represents the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP at all scheduled meetings of the
(b). Presents the purposes and intentions of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP to
the Interclub Council;
(c). Reports on all Interclub Council meetings.
(d). Represents the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP to any clubs or special interest
groups on or off campus to promote and encourage students into the educational field
Article X. Ethnic Minority Affairs Representative
The President shall appoint an Ethnic Minority Affairs Representative
(EMAR) by the beginning of Fall Semester of each academic year.
The EMAR term in office if the first day in September through the last
day in May.
The duties of the EMAR are as follows:
(a.) Represents the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP to any ethnic clubs or special
interest groups on or off campus to promote and encourage minorities into the educational field;
(b.) Stay in contact with the SCTA Ethnic Minorities Representative and
report on all event or issues that are coming up;
(c.) Represent Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP to any conferences when a minority
is not elected to attend and funds are available to send.
Article Xi. Committees
The Local Chapter Executive Board shall establish Standing Committees
and Adhoc Committees for the benefit of the members to conduct business with a direct focus in mind.
Each standing committee shall consist of at least one executive officer,
two other members and an advisor; the President shall appoint the chairs of each committee.
Each committee shall meet as set by the Chair.
An Adhoc committee shall be called for special events with members that
are interested in being part of it; the President or designee shall assign a chair.
The Vice President shall oversee all Adhoc committee.
Article XII. Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order
shall govern the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP.
Article XIII. Amendments
Any proposed amendments to the constitution and standing rules shall
be presented to the Local Chapter Executive Officers at least thirty (30) days prior to its proposed adoption.
The constitution shall be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members
by secret ballot.
Unless otherwise provided, all amendments shall take effect at the beginning
of the educational semester, set by Chabot College, following their adoption.
Adopted and Approved 09.30.93
Revised and Approved 10.31.95
Revised and Approved 11.18.01
Revised and Approved 09.04.02
Revised and Approved 04.05.03
Revised and Approved 09.25.03
Student California Teachers Association
Chabot College Chapter
SCTA dues paying member that attends a CTA, and or SCTA sponsored conference
can request for reimbursement when funds are available. He or She will only be reimburse for mileage, parking, and bridge
toll when cost are not fully covered by SCTA, CTA Service Center, and / or CTA. He or She must be elected to go and approved
at least thirty (30) days prior to the conference. (Adopted 11.18.01, Revised 09.25.03)
The duties of the Advisor are: to attend all meetings of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP;
to advise, inform, and guide the Local Chapter Executive Committee on all issues; to ensure and uphold the Constitution and
Standing Rules of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP; and to co-signs on all money expenditures from the fund of the Chabot SCTA/NEA-SP.
All nonmembers of SCTA can participate in all events hosted by Chabot
SCTA/NEA-SP unless SCTA membership is mandated. (Adopted 11.18.01)
The Local Association shall plan one activity in each of the following
areas annually: Political Action, Community Outreach, and Teacher Quality. (Adopted 02.01.02, Revised 09.25.03)
Any election or adopted rules as stated in the constitution can be suspended
by two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present for the purpose of non-secrete ballot actions. (Adopted 01.15.03)
Any member may file a grievance to the local chapter executive committee
to challenge a decision of the committee. The grievance shall be dealt with through a due process hearing. An informal hearing
will take place with the Chapter President and an advisor before it goes to the hearing committee. The committee shall include
two executive officers, two dues paying members, and an advisor. After a decision of the committee is made, the chair shall
present the results to the Chapter President. The Chapter President can either accept or veto the decision with an explanation.
After a decision is made, the grievant has ten (10) days to file an appellate to the Chapter President or the decision is
final. If an appellate is filed, the President will have five (5) days to take action to make a decision or the results will
be overturn and the Advisors will make a final decision, they have two (2) days. After a decision is made, it is final. If
the advisors are unable to make a decision the grievant has the option of filing a grievance to the college Vice President
of Student Services within five (5) days or the matter will be close and finalize with the last decision made. (Adopted 09.25.03)
The Local Chapter Executive Board shall appoint at the end of each term
of office a Past Officer shall serve as the parliamentarian, the historian, and the communication editor and serves as an
ex-official officer to the board. Past Officer is only a voting member if he or she is still a student of Chabot College with
their SCTA membership stating the same. (Adopted 09.25.03)
The Local Chapter Executive Board shall recognize all Statewide SCTA
Executive Officers who are also student members at Chabot College to serve on the Chabot Local Chapter Executive Board as
an SCTA Liaison to Chabot College. (Adopted 09.25.03)
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