Standing Rules

Appendix A: SBTA Rep Council
  1. The Standing Rule of the Representative Council shall be in accordance with the By-Laws of SBTA, Article V and VI.
  2. Members of the Representative Council are permitted two (2) unexcused absences. If an absence is of the following nature: school extra-curricular obligations, personal illness, illness of a family member, bereavement, legal responsibilities, jury duty, personal necessity of an emergency nature, district-on-site negotiated administrative requirement to attend school functions, or SBTA?CTA?NEA obligations AND an alternate attends in the Site Representative's absence, then the absence shall be considered excused.
  3. Representative Council members of year-round schools shall be required to attend Representative Council meetings scheduled during their working times. Alternates must be encouraged to attend Representative Council meetings during Representative's vacations.
  4. Council members may be replaced by a majority vote of his/her own faculty group for failure to perform the duties of the faculty representative as stated in By-laws, Article VI, Section E.
  5. On a Council member's second unexcused absence, the President shall notify the Representative within five (5) school days of the absence of his/her impending loss of Site Representative status.
  6. On a Council member's third unexcused absence, the President shall notify the Representative and school or site within five (5) school days of the absence, indicating that the Representative is no longer in good standing. The school shall elect a replacement by the next council meeting and inform the SBTA office of the replacement's name.
  7. If for some reason, the school or site does not name a Representative by October 1 for the school year, or the council member is to be replaced according to Rule 6 of the Standing Rules of Representative Council, the Council may appoint with consideration of any nominations from the Representative body a member from the school or site to serve for the remaining part of the year.
  8. Representative Council members, in good standing, are protected from involuntary transfer during the time they serve.
  9. The secretary shall be responsible for keeping a record of attendance at Council meetings.
  10. The Representative Council shall approve the Evaluation Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors, which has the responsibility to evaluate association services for the school year with a report to be presented at the regular May meeting of the Representative Council.
  11. Order of Business: The agenda for each Representative Council meeting will be approved by the majority of members present and voting.
  12. Persons speaking before Representative Council shall be limited to two minutes on any topic, or a lesser time if the majority of members present vote to limit time on a particular topic before discussion begins. Presenters of reports are exempt from this rule.
  13. A guest may be recognized to speak for five minutes or less upon majority vote of the Council. Invited speakers are exempt from this rule.
  14. Representative Council meetings shall end by 5:30 p.m. If the meeting is to continue past  5:30 a vote of council shall be called and a majority of members present and voting shall rule.
  15. Representative alternates have the same rights as Representatives in the absence of Representatives. When a Representative is present, the alternate has the same status as a guest as per rule #12.
  16. Memorandums of Understanding between the Association and the District shall be considered tentative until approved by the Representative Council as delineated in the SBT A Bylaws.
  17. In the event of any topic not covered by the above rules, Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall apply.
  18. These Standing Rules may be amended by a majority vote at any meeting.