2018 Bylaws and Resolutions Meeting: Proposed Resolutions Documentation

WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT THE BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS MEETING?

Do you ever disagree with a rule or guideline that affects you and wonder where it came from and why you have to put up with it?

It is important that all Members of Utah PTA be given the opportunity to let their voice be heard, by discussion and then vote on those things which affect them and the association they belong to. We need to hear as many voices as possible. Please take the time to become familiar with the Resolutions from our Commissioners and Bylaws changes from Utah PTA's Board of Directors, then attend the meeting so your voice can be heard. 

Utah PTAs bylaws give these directions:
ARTICLE XXIII:2     Section 2. Utah PTA legislative efforts shall be determined by the resolutions, the legislative priorities, and the legislative action items.
ARTICLE XX:1 & 8     Section 1.    ...The convention delegates will take action upon those resolutions at the annual Utah PTA convention.
Section 8.    Fifty (50) delegates or more, duly accredited to the annual convention, representing a majority of the Utah PTA regions, shall constitute a quorum. When a quorum is present at any meeting of the convention, the vote of a majority of the persons comprising the voting body present in person shall decide any question brought before the convention ...

 

In this section are the Resolutions and Bylaws changes that are being brought before the body
at the Utah PTA Leadership Convention.
Due to length and space, only the "Resolved" portions of the Resolutions is show here. You can view the entire text and documentation by clicking on the attachments below.

 

COM 2018 - HOMELESSNESS AND TRANSIENCY

Resolved,          That Utah PTA and its constituent associations support adequate funding for federal and state housing programs that increase the number of affordable housing units including rental and homeownership options; and be it further

 

Resolved,          That Utah PTA and its constituent associations support Permanent Housing Options as researched and proven long term solutions for homelessness; and be it further

 

Resolved,          That Utah PTA and its constituent associations support the companion programs that address mental/behavioral health issues, offer educational opportunities to increase employment opportunities, transportation limitations that often lead to homelessness and urge the legislature adequately fund said programs; and be it further

 

Resolved,          That Utah PTA and its constituent associations support educational guidelines and procedures that support students in homeless situations so that homelessness does not disrupt their right to a fair and free public education.

 

SAF 2018 - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations work to provide for the safety and survival of all children in a disaster by collaborating with schools, cities, first responders and parents by adopting and maintaining an all-hazards approach in the school’s emergency preparedness and response plans specific to their school’s needs; and be it further

 

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations work with Utah schools to educate and train students, parents, staff and first responders on their school’s emergency preparedness and response plan by facilitating drills and exercises including evacuation, lockdown, shelter-in-place and reunification; and be it further

 

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations promote public awareness on the importance of creating personal, family and community preparedness plans; and be it further

 

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations urge local and state policy makers to update policies to current standards, facilitate multiagency coordination, promote education and fund comprehensive emergency preparedness plans.

 

(Updates SAF 1977-3 and SAF 1983-2)
NOTE: If this resolution passes, it automatically replaces the two resolutions it is updating.

 

HEA 2018 - SCHOOL NURSES

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations support legislative efforts to increase funding for school nurses in Utah; and be it further

 

Resolved,      The Utah PTA and its constituent associations support measures that will lower the ratio of the current student to nurse ratio; and be it further

 

Resolved,      That Utah PTA and its constituent associations will work with the Utah Department of Health, Utah State Board of Education, and the Utah School Nurse
Association to encourage schools and school districts to ensure school nurses are available to every school to help keep students healthy, safe, and ready to learn.