OkCTEEC BYLAWS

 

OKLAHOMA CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

EQUITY COUNCIL BYLAWS

(Approved May 2006)

 

 

ARTICLE I.  NAME

 

The name of this organization shall be the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council (OKCTEEC), an affiliate of the administrative division of OKACTE and ACTE.

 

 

ARTICLE II.  PURPOSE

 

The mission of the OKCTEEC is to serve as a unifying organization to promote equity in the career and technical education for all students and personnel by contributing to the professional development of members, sharing equity information with others in vocational education, business and industry, and supporting the goals of the Oklahoma Association of Career & Technical Education.

 

Section 1

To promote equity by increasing awareness and understanding of equity principles and supporting research that contributes to the elimination of bias and stereotyping in career and technical education.

 

Section 2

  • To serve as a unifying Council for all personnel serving displaced homemakers, single parents, single pregnant women, nontraditional students, at-risk females, teen parents, or pregnant teens by providing an opportunity for professional affiliation and a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on equity issues.

  • To encourage participation of leaders in business and industry, community based organizations and other equity related program personnel in OKCTEEC.

 

Section 3

To contribute to professional growth among members encouraging participation in leadership development activities designed to enhance equity in career and technical education and by making current ideas and materials on equity issues available for informed decision-making and program enhancement.

 

Section 4

  • To share information, ideas and materials with other career and technical education personnel to increase the effectiveness of equity programs.

  • To promote communication and linkages between career and technical education and leaders of business and industry that will enhance the success of displaced homemakers, single parents, single pregnant women, nontraditional students, at-risk females, pregnant teens and teen parents.

 

Section 5

To actively support the goals of the Oklahoma Association of Career & Technical Education in developing leadership in vocational education, especially in career and technical education.

 

Section 6

To increase the effectiveness of equity programs to meet the needs of students, teachers, counselors, administrators, and the business community.

 

Section 7

To encourage interest and concern for career and technical education, especially in the area of equity.

 

 

ARTICLE III.  MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1

  • Membership in the OKCTEEC shall be open to all persons serving displaced homemakers, single parents, single pregnant women, nontraditional students, at-risk females, pregnant teens and teen parents.

  • Membership shall be open to community based organizations and other equity/diversity related program personnel and to leaders of business and industry.

 

Section 2

  • Membership in the OKCTEEC may be obtained through individual application to the Oklahoma Association of Career & Technical Education and becomes effective upon payment of OKACTE dues and OKCTEEC association dues.

  • Membership term shall be for the fiscal year established by the Oklahoma Association of Career & Technical Education.  All OKCTEEC members shall hold voting privileges.

 

 

ARTICLE IV.  OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

Section 1

  • Officers shall be the President, President-Elect, immediate Past President, Regional Vice President (SW, SE, Central, NE, NW) Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter and must be affiliate members of the ACTE & OKACTE and the OKCTEEC.

  • Officers shall serve for a term of one year commencing at the close of the annual business meeting.  The President-Elect shall assume the duties of the office of the President at the end of the elected term.  The immediate Past-President shall serve on the executive board for one year following the term as president.  The Regional Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter may be re-elected for one additional term.

  • Duties of Officers:

 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the OKCTEEC and Executive Board and serve as an ex-officio member of all other committees.  The President shall serve as a liaison to OKACTE vacancies with approval from the Executive Board, to develop an annual program of work and represent the OKCTEEC as the official spokesperson for the organization.  The President will serve on the Region IV OKACTE Board as a State Representative.  (The President will serve on the Policy Committee of the administration division of OKACTE.)

 

The President-Elect shall preside at meetings and perform all other duties of the President in the President’s absence.  In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President, the President-Elect shall succeed to the office and complete the unexpired term.  The President-Elect shall serve on all committees and perform other duties as assigned by the President or Executive Board.  (The President-Elect will serve on the Policy Committee of the administrative division of OKACTE.)

 

The immediate Past-President shall be responsible for keeping the President and Executive Board informed of all committee activities and performs all other duties as assigned by the President or Executive Board.

 

Regional Vice-Presidents shall provide regional representation at all OKCTEEC business meetings and Executive Board meetings and perform other duties as assigned by the President or Executive Board.

 

The Secretary shall keep complete and accurate minutes of all meetings, be responsible for correspondence of the OKCTEEC, and maintain an annually updated membership list.

 

The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of the OKCTEEC monies and make payment of approved bills in addition to other duties as assigned by the Executive Board.

 

The Reporter shall be responsible for a regularly published OKCTEEC newsletter and shall also collect pictures and information to be submitted to other newsletters to be identified by the Executive Board.

 

All officers, upon completion of their term in office, shall submit a written report of activities and accomplishments to the Executive Board for review.

 

Section 2

The Executive Board shall be composed of the elected officers and shall be responsible for implementation of the program of work, planning all OKCTEEC meetings, approval of presidential appointments and delegating responsibilities to the appropriate committees.

 

 

ARTICLE V.  ELECTION (ALTERNATE TERM YEARS)

 

Section 1

Officers shall be elected by the membership of the OKCTEEC by ballot to be disseminated by the nominating committee at least thirty days prior to the annual business meeting.

 

Section 2

The Regional Vice-Presidents shall be elected by ballot of the membership representing each designated region during regular elections.

 

Section 3

The President and Executive Board shall appoint a nominating committee to nominate candidates for the President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Reporter for the election by state OKCTEEC membership and for the Regional Vice-Presidents from each of the designated regions for election by regional OKCTEEC memberships.

 

 

ARTICLE VI.  MEETINGS

 

Section 1

There shall be an annual meeting held at which the business of the OKCTEEC will be conducted.  Additional OKCTEEC meetings may be called at the discretion of the Executive Board.

 

Section 2

Board meetings shall be called by the Executive Board when necessary to conduct the regular business of the OKCTEEC, meeting no less than twice in one fiscal year.  Members shall be notified a minimum of seven days prior to the date the meeting is scheduled.

 

Section 3

A majority of the members present at regular business meetings and a majority of the executive board members present at Board meetings shall constitute a quorum.

 

 

ARTICLE VII.  DISSOLUTION CLAUSE

 

Section 1

Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, the governing body shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Corporation, distribute assets for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the District Court of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 

 

ARTICLE VIII.  AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1

  • The Constitution may be amended only by a two-thirds majority vote of members present at the annual business meeting.

  • Proposed amendments must be reviewed by the Executive Board or a designated committee and disseminated to the membership at least thirty days prior to the annual business meeting.

  • Bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the OKCTEEC by a two-thirds majority of members present provided that written notification of proposed amendments shall have been sent to the membership of the Executive Board or designee at least thirty days prior to stated meeting.

  • All amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall become effective upon adjournment of the meeting wherein they are approved.

 

 

ARTICLE IX.  PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

 

Section 1

The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not otherwise covered by the OKCTEEC Constitution and Bylaws