Article III
MEMBERSHIP

 
A. Active class membership shall be open to any person who is engaged in or who is on limited leave of absence from professional education work, who is an employee of the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and whose primary assignment is such as not to hold supervisory responsibility over certificated employees represented by the association's bargaining unit.
 
B. Membership shall be granted upon initiation of payroll deduction or upon payment of annual United Education Profession (UEP) dues appropriate to the category of membership.
 
C. The right to vote and to hold elective office or appointive position within the Association shall be limited to Active members.
 
D. Active members shall be eligible to vote in all elections, hold elective office or appointive position, receive special services, obtain assistance in the protection of professional and civil rights, and receive reports and publications of the Association.
 
E. Active members in good standing may attend all regularly scheduled meetings of Representative Council and the Board of Directors.
 
F. The dues of Active Members of the Association shall be set forth in Article IV, Section 1.
 
G. Associate class membership shall be open to any person who is interested in advancing the cause of public education but who is not eligible for active membership in the Association. Any person whose eligibility for active membership has been withdrawn because of holding a supervisory position may be enrolled as Associate members in accordance with policies adopted by the Representative Council. Rights and privileges in such cases shall be limited to continuance in economic benefits and insurance programs previously held as active members.
 
H. Certified employees who are assigned to be negotiators for management are ineligible for membership in the Association.
 
I. All members shall be members of the United Education Profession, SBTA/CTA/NEA.
 
J. The rights to and privileges of membership shall not be abridged in any way because of: age, sex, race, color, ethnic group, marital status, national origin or sexual orientation.
 
K. All active members shall adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession.
 
L. No member of the Association may be disciplined without a due process hearing that shall include an appellate procedure to the association's Board of Directors.
 
M. The membership year shall be the period of time from September 1 of any calendar year through August 31 of the following year - inclusive.