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ATA Resolutions 2013

ATA Resolutions 2013

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Alberta Teachers' Association's Annual Representative Assembly Resolutions for 2013.
Alberta Teachers' Association's Annual Representative Assembly Resolutions for 2013.

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March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
This copy o resolutions and their explanatory statements isbeing mailed to all members o the Association in accordancewith Administrative Procedure A.1.4. These are the resolutionssubmitted in the 2012 calendar year by local associations andby the Provincial Executive Council or the agenda o the 2013Annual Representative Assembly, to be held at the WestinHotel, Edmonton, 2013 05 18–20.The 2013 resolutions are numbered dierently than inprevious years. Resolutions have been categorized to indicatethose dealing with expiring current directives, those receivedrom local associations and those submitted by ProvincialExecutive Council (dealing with the decennial reviews o long-range policy sections, new policy, new programs included inthe proposed budget and the ee resolutions). The numberingis as ollows:Category 1, Expiring Current DirectivesCategory 2, Local ResolutionsCategory 3, Provincial Executive Council ResolutionsCategory 4, Assembly Resolutions (resolutions approved bythe Assembly as emergent)Resolutions being submitted by the Provincial ExecutiveCouncil are so identied, as are resolutions rom localassociations. The latter have been reviewed by the ResolutionsCommittee o Council and may have been edited orclarication.I more than one local has submitted a resolution dealingwith the same subject matter, or i the subject matter wasincluded in a Provincial Executive Council resolution, acomposite resolution incorporating the intent o the similarresolutions has been prepared. I more than one idea wasincluded in a resolution, the Resolutions Committee may haveseparated it into two or more resolutions. Local associationsare reminded that their representatives have the right to ask that the original resolution, as submitted under declaration,be read when a resolution covering the same matter orconcept is beore the Annual Representative Assembly.Local associations should be aware that Bylaw 30 requiresthat resolutions involving the expenditure o money o theAssociation be reerred to the Provincial Executive Councilor recommendation or report beore being presented to theAnnual Representative Assembly. The Resolutions Committeemay have assigned a classication that appears to be moreconsistent with the intent and wording o the resolution thanthe classication proposed by a local. Locals desiring to havethe original classication may make a reclassication motion.Administrative Procedure A.1.5 provides that Council shallreer resolutions on matters o concern to Association committeesor study and report and, ater considering the report o acommittee, shall take action that is consistent with establishedpolicy or make such recommendations as it deems proper.The explanatory note or each resolution is that supplied bythe local association or by the Provincial Executive Council, asthe case may be. Resolutions that have nancial implicationshave been costed by the Finance Committee and an estimateo the cost o implementation is included parenthetically.When reerence is made in a resolution to existing Associationpolicy, such policy is printed beneath the explanatory note. Incases in which a resolution is amending existing policy, suchpolicy is printed beneath the explanatory note with words inthe current policy to be deleted placed in brackets and crossedout, new wordings and/or additions are shown in boldacedtype and are underscored. The
 ARA Handbook 
does notinclude a policy section.In accordance with Administrative Procedure A.1.3, long-range policy statements concerning Educational Assistants;Diversity, Equity and Human Rights; Political Engagement; andPublic Education Facilities have been scheduled by ProvincialExecutive Council or review by the 2013 Annual RepresentativeAssembly. Council has submitted a number o resolutionsdealing with these policies. Policy statements in these sectionsnot specically dealt with by way o amendment or deletion willbe shown as continuing and will show 2013 as the date o review.The terms “delete,” “transer to non-active policy” and“policy achieved” may be employed in resolutions and innotes in the report o the Resolutions Committee (
 Resolutions Bulletin
) rom time to time. They are used in the ollowingway—1. A resolution to delete indicates that (a) the policy isredundant, (b) the Association no longer believes thepolicy direction is correct, or (c) the policy addresses aprogram or situation that no longer exists.2. A transer to non-active policy indicates that the policy(a) addresses a situation that does not require constantattention, or (b) is put orward only as need arises, and isremoved rom the active policy section o the
 Members’ Handbook 
.3. A transer to policy achieved indicates that the Associationhas substantially achieved the policy.[Note: The Association maintains a record o all transerredpolicies.]
The inormation in the bulletin is or the use o members o the Association only.

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