Utah PTA Leadership Convention

2018 Leadership Convention Information

Utah PTA
Leadership Convention 2018


Wednesday and Thursday,
May 23-24, 2018

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo

 

Outside food and drink are NOT allowed in the
Utah Valley Convention Center


There are many restaurants around the convention center.
Click on the information link below for more information.

 

Click Here for information on Hotels, Parking,
Restaurants, Etc.

2018 Leadership Convention Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

You May Register On-site at UVCC Beginning May 23rd at 7:30 AM
$90.00 On-Site Member Registration

 

Non-PTA Member Registration
$140.00 On-Site Each Registrant

 

Click Here for Covention Schedule and Workshop Information,
Times and Descriptions  
 

2018-2020 Nominations and Required Qualifications for Positions

UTAH PTA NOMINEES FOR 2018 - 2020

Slated Nominees for the Utah PTA Board  of Directors for 2018 - 2020 are:

Regions Vice Presient -- Corey Fairholm
Treasurer -- Stacey Mollinet
Teacher Representative -- Laura Adams
Director of Communication-- Amy Nielsen
Community Involvement Commissioner -- Julie Cluff
Family Life Commissioner -- Heidi Grimshaw
Health Commissioner -- DeAnn Kettenring 
Safety Commissioner -- Sheri Mattle

According to the Utah PTA Bylaws Article XVI: Committee on Nominations for Utah PTA Officers, Directors, Commissioners, and Representative Section 5:

The committee on nominations shall nominate one eligible person for each office and position of director, commissioner, or representative to be filled at the annual convention. A list of the nominees shall be filed with the secretary of the Utah PTA, and the secretary shall send a copy to each member of the Utah PTA Board of Directors and to each council and local PTA/PTSA president not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date for the convening of the annual convention.

Nominations to Run From the Floor 
Anyone who wishes to run from the floor for any of the postitions listed above may do so provided the nominee has filed his intention to become a candidate with the secretary of the UtahPTA at least fifteen (15) days prior to the annual convention. Nominations to run from the floor must be received at corey@utahpta.org by May 08, 2018.  If you are interested in putting your name forward please be sure that you meet all qualification necessary for the position.

Requirement to Serve
All nominees must be members of a local unit.

To serve in the position of Regions Vice President: an indivudal must have served at least one (1) complete term at the time of the election on the Utah PTA Board of Directors within the past 5 years. The individual must have served as a Region Director or Region Associate Director for at least one (1) complete term. 

To serve in the positions of Treasurer: an individual must have served at least one (1) complete term at the time of the election on the Utah PTA Board of Directors and the individual must have served on the Utah PTA Board of Directors within the past 5 years.  The individual must have served as a local Treasurer and it is also recommended that the individual has served on the Utah PTA finance committee.

To serve in the position of Secretary: it is recommended that an individual have served at least one (1) complete term at the time of election on the Utah PTA Board of Directors  and it recommend that the indivudal have served on the Utah PTA Board of Directors within the past 5 years. It highly recommended that the individual has served on the Utah PTA finance committee.

To serve in the postions of Teacher Representative: the indivudal must be currently employed as a Teacher within the state of Utah.

To serve in the position of a Director: it is recommend an individal have served at least one (1) complete term at the time of election on the Utah PTA Board of Directors and it is recommend that the individual have served on the Utah PTA Board of Directors within the past 5 years.

To serve in the position of a Commissioner: the indivudal must have knowledge of the area the commission.

If you are interested in running from the floor please read the job description and be sure you meet the requirements to serve in the postion.

 

Vacant Positions being filled for a 1 year term 2018-2019:  Election will be held May 22, 2018

(Bylaws state vacancy of less than a full term are filled in an election by the Utah PTA Board of Directors)
To run from the floor nominations must be to the Secretary 15 days before the election.
Secretary -- Jennifer Kalm
Individual Development Commissioner -- Lori Harding

Convention Rules & Procedures

Convention Rules

All voting delegates MUST have their membership registered on the membership list of their local PTA/PTSA and on the books of the Treasurer of Utah PTA thirty (30) days preceding the annual convention (Utah PTA Bylaws).

Non-voting delegates and visitors may attend all meetings of the convention, provided they register and pay a fee. A badge shall be provided for entrance to meetings.

Badges will be required for admission to any and all portions of convention.

Workshop presenters and guests shall be provided with identification badges entitling them to admission.

During the general sessions, non-voting delegates will be seated in a designated section.

Delegates are requested to be seated before the opening of each session.

No message is to be presented directly to the chair (the President). All messages and announcements must be given to a designated person at one of the three floor microphones.

Any person disrupting the business of the convention shall be asked to leave.

The minutes of the convention shall be approved by a committee appointed by the president.

Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the convention in all cases not provided for in Utah PTA Bylaws or these Convention Rules. 

 

Speaking and Voting Procedures

There will be no admittance or exit during a counted or standing vote.

No delegate may represent more than one PTA unit when voting.

Delegates must show their Convention Badge and delegate voting card to make motions, debate, and vote.

Only voting delegates may speak to or vote on a question.

Resolution debate only addresses the Resolves

Delegates wishing to speak will go to the nearest appropriate microphone attendant, sign in, and await recognition by the chair before speaking. When recognized, the voting delegate shall be prepared to give his name, the name of the unit represented, and the unit location.

Before a delegate can be recognized to make a motion at the microphone, the motion must be written on a form obtained from a microphone attendant, signed by the delegate, and taken to the chair by a designated attendant.

A delegate may speak only two (2) minutes at a time on any question and only twice on the same question. No delegate may speak a second time until all delegates seeking recognition have had an opportunity to speak. A delegate shall be informed when he has one (1) minute left to speak and when time has expired.

No item of business, including bylaws and resolutions, shall be on the floor for more than 20 minutes unless debate time is extended. To extend debate time, the motion to extend debate must be adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote. Inquiry motions or points of order do not count in the 20 minutes.

The chair shall recognize delegates FOR and AGAINST a motion in alternating order.

The question on a motion should not be called until there has been a reasonable amount of discussion on both sides of the issue, at least two (2) “FOR” and two (2) “AGAINST.”

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.

2018 Bylaws and Resolutions Meeting: Proposed Bylaws Amendments Documentation

There are 3 Proposed Amendments to the Utah PTA Bylaws for the 2018 Leadership Convention Business and Resolutions Meeting this year.

Following is the Title of the Proposal and the Proposed Changes info. Please Click on the PDF below this section to see all of the information. 

It is important that all members attend the Business and Resolutions Meeting. AND that they are informed of and have thought through the changes being proposed. Please take whatever time you need to read through all the information.

 

~ 1 ~

Article VIII: Regions, Section 7.

Proposed Changes: Change text of section to allow for additional associate directors as needed.

 

~ 2 ~

Article X: Officers, Directors, Commissioners, and Representatives, Sections 3 and 5

Proposed Changes: Change the title of "Student Involvement Commissioner" to "Student Leadership Commissioner".

 

~ 3 ~

Article XXIII: Legislation, Sections 2, 3, and 4

Proposed Changes: Changing Policies to Priorities

Exhibitors & Vendors

Our Exhibitors and Vendors are a HUGE part of the Leadership Convention each year and we
look forward to working with you.

Exhibitors are for-profit goups or business that have programs for PTAs to consider.  
Corey Fairholm is our Exhibitor Coordinator. She be reached at 801-949-3585 or Corey@UtahPTA.org

Kara Sherman is heading up our Programs and Resources Fair which includes non-profit and informational groups.
 She can be contacted at 801-787-7467 or Kara@UtahPTA.org

Applications and more information are attached below. 

 

Please Note: The cut-off date for placing ads in the program for our 
Leadership Convention was inadvertantly left off of the application. 

Due to printing time constraints,
we are no longer able to offer this option for this Convention.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

However (since we're just going wild with our schedule) :D
we will continue to accept applications for brochures in the Convention bags until Friday, May 17th.