Adopted by the South Central Region Teachers Association, Inc. Board of Directors.

2005 through 2016

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SCRTA will pay mileage for one car from each district CTA to attend Capitol Days.

In addition to visiting teachers, SC will pay mileage for the Impact Committee Member, Educational Policy Committee Member, and the Historian.

The new categories for Educator of the year are:

Category 1—grades PreK—4;

Category 2—grades 5-8;

Category 3—grades 9-12.

Each will receive $500.

The historian will have voting rights as stated in the bylaws.

The historian’s expenses will be paid for attending MSTA State Convention.

The historian’s expenses for Capitol Days are covered by SCRTA.

The Hope Initiative became a line item in the budget for $100.

We will have our June meeting (summer meeting) on the 3rd Wednesday in June every year.

The South Central Region will pay for one room for one night at the Leadership Symposium for the region president.

In the event of a death of the immediate family of a Director we will give a memorial of $50.

The SCRTA’s representative to the MSTA Board of Directors has a vote on the SCRTA Board.

Representatives (delegates) to the MSTA Assembly of Delegates and Convention will receive reimbursement for room expenses before the MSTA convention when receipts or documentation are submitted showing room reservations. They will also be reimbursed for mileage, parking and meals. Reimbursement will be up to $400. Receipts will be required for reimbursement to be submitted prior to December 31.

Representatives (delegates) from the SCRTA Board for the MSTA State Convention are the president, past president and president-elect as stated in the MSTA bylaws.

South Central Region will now use the name SC-MTSA on all marketing, promotional materials, and their website.

We will provide $100 for up to five New Professionals from our region to attend the summer camp at Bunker Hill.

The SC-MSTA purpose is “Connecting to MSTA While Celebrating and Supporting Education.”

RESERVE FUND

Reserves, or “net assets”, are important in the operation of a business for the stability and flexibility they can provide.  Adequate reserve levels will sustain South Central Region Teachers Association (SCRTA) through potential economic downturns as well as provide adequate funding for expected major expenditures.

In order to ensure its financial viability, SCRTA shall seek to maintain in unrestricted reserves the following designated fund that will be evaluated and re-balanced on an annual basis in conjunction with the preparation of year-end financial statements.

The purpose of the Reserve Fund is to enable SCRTA to withstand the impact of economic downturns, both internally and/or externally generated.  To achieve this stability, SCRTA shall seek to maintain an amount equal to 3 months, or 25% of planned annual operating expenses.  This amount will be calculated at the end of each fiscal year, based upon the budget for the upcoming year.  Amounts needed to increase the Reserve Fund will come from undesignated net assets.  Excess amounts, in any, will be returned to undesignated net assets.

INVESTMENTS

The operating and reserve funds of South Central Region Teachers Association shall be invested with the goals of:

  • Insuring the safety of investment principle
  • Providing for adequate liquidity for operations
  • Maximizing the total return within the guidelines above

The operating and reserve funds shall be invested in:

  • Interest bearing bank accounts
  • Money Market funds
  • Certificates of Deposit (6-12 months)
  • US Treasury Bills and Notes (6-12 months)

Prior to the end of each fiscal year, the treasurer shall recommend to the Board of Directors the amount of funds and where they are to be invested in each classification for the next year.  Upon Board approval the appropriate investments shall be made.  At each meeting, the treasurer will provide a status report on all investments to the Board.

Board of Director(s) that may retire or leave education during their term will remain on the Board until the next annual meeting of the SCRTA Regional Assembly of Delegates.

Two hundred and fifty dollars will be allocated each year for a scrapbook for MSTA officers from our region.

The South Central member serving on the MSTA Retiree Committee will also serve on the South Central Board of Directors as an ex-officio ember.

The secretary/treasurer’s salary will be $550 a month.

The secretary/treasurer will have voting rights as stated in the bylaws.

Suspended the Visitor Policy.

This Whistleblower Policy of South Central Region Teachers Association “Association”:  (1) encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the Association; (2) specifies that the Association will protect the person from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported.

  1. ENCOURAGEMENT OF REPORTING.  The Association encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about illegal practices or serious violation of the Associations policies, including illegal or improper conduct by the Association itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf.  Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, account or audit matters, ethical violations, or other similar illegal or improper practices or policies.
  1. PROTECTION FROM RETALIATION.  The Association prohibits retaliation by or on behalf of the Association against staff or volunteers for making good faith complaints, reports or inquiries under this policy or for participating in a review or investigation under this policy.  This protection extends to those whose allegations are made in good faith but prove to be mistaken.  The Association reserves the right to discipline persons who make bad faith, knowingly false, or vexatious complaints, reports or inquiries or who otherwise abuse this policy.
  1. WHERE TO REPORT.  Complaints, reports or inquiries may be made under this policy on a confidential or anonymous basis.  They should describe in detail the specific facts demonstrating the basis for the complaints, reports or inquiries.  They should be directed to the President of the Board of Directors; if this person is implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be direct to the President-Elect.  The Association will conduct a prompt, discreet, and objective review or investigation.  Staff or volunteers must recognize that the Association may be unable to fully evaluate a vague or general complaint, report or inquiry that is made anonymously.