Governance Documents

Bylaws
Constitution
New Business Items
A New Business Item (NBI) is an action item. Any member can submit an NBI for consideration at the MEA Representative Assembly (MEA RA). An NBI passed by the MEA RA directs the MEA to take that action in the coming school year. An example of an NBI is:
That the MEA work to engage 100% of all school districts that are eligible for universal lunch and/or breakfast to participate in the program.

New Business Items 20-21

Resolutions
A resolution is a belief statement. Any member can submit a new resolution for consideration at the MEA Representative Assembly. A resolution passed at the MEA RA helps direct the beliefs of the Association going forward. An example of a resolution is: 
RESOLVED: That the MEA believes that regardless of immigration status of students or their parents, every student has the right to a free public education in an environment free from harassment.

Resolutions for 2020 – 2021

Standing Rules
Governance Calendar

AUGUST

11 Screening and Endorsement—State legislature
13 MEA Board of Directors Meeting
15 MEA Representative Assembly “extaordinary” session

SEPTEMBER

7 Labor Day
11 Clyde Russell Trust Committee
11 MEA Board Policy Committee
12 MEA-Retired Day of Caring
12-13 MEA Board of Directors Meeting
25-26 NEA Board of Directors Meeting

OCTOBER

3 Committee Chair Breakfast with Board and Staff Liasons – 8:30 a.m.
3 Committee Day – MEA HQ Augusta
3 For ESP, GR, HCRCA, IPD, Resolutions, SWB, S & B – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
TBD MEA Fall Conference

NOVEMBER

3 Election Day
11 Veterans Day
TBD NCSEA Fall Conference
16-20 American Education Week
26 Thanksgiving
27 MEA Offices Closed

DECEMBER

4 MEA Board Policy Committee Meeting
4 MEA Audit Committee Meeting, Clyde Russell Trust Meeting
5-6 MEA Board of Directors Meeting
7 NEA Board of Directors Virtual Meeting (if needed)
24-31 MEA Offices Closed
Christmas 25

JANUARY

1 New Year’s Day – MEA Offices Closed
9 Committee Chair Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
9 Committee Day
9 ESP, GR, HCRCA, IPD, Resolutions, SWB, S&B, Strategic Budge – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
TBD NEA’s MLT/WLT East

FEBRUARY

6-7

MEA Board of Directors Meeting

12-13

NEA Board of Directors Meeting
State Vice Presidents’/Secretary-Treasurers’ Training
NEA Foundation Excellence in Education Gala

13

Clyde Russell Scholarship Readers
15 Presidents’ Day
15-19 School Winter Break
20 Clyde Russell Scholarship Readers (snow day)

MARCH

1 Read Across America
6 Committee Chair Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
6 Committee Day – ESP, GR, HCRCA, IPD, SWB – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
12-14 NEA Leadership Summit, Higher Ed Conference, NEA Retired Conference
19 Structure & Bylaws Committee ONLY
20 Committee Chair Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
26 Clyde Russell Trust Committee – 4:30 p.m.
27-28 MEA Board of Directors Meeting

APRIL

3 Clyde Russell Trust Committee – Interviews
4 Easter
TBD MEA Spring Conference
17 Higher Ed Delegate Assemblies — tentative
19 NEA Board of Directors Virtual Meeting (if needed)
19 Patriots’ Day
19-23 School Spring Break Week
26 Pre-RA Overview Meeting (PROM) Districts H, I (Auburn Area)
27 Pre-RA Overview Meeting (PROM) Districts J, K, L, M (Portland Area)

MAY

3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
3 Pre-RA Overview Meeting (PROM) Districts A (Aroostook County)
4 National Teacher Day
4 Pre-RA Overview Meeting (PROM) Distrits B, C, D (Bangor Area)
5 Pre-RA Overview Meeting (PROM) Districts E, F, G (Augusta Area)
8 Committee Chair Meeting – 9:00 a.m.
8 Committe Day – ESP, GR, HCRCA, IPD, SWB – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8 Pre-NEA RA Delegates Meeting – 2:00 p.m.
14-15 NEA Board of Directors Meeting
21 MEA Board of Directors Meeting
22-23 MEA Representative Assembly
31 Memorial Day

JUNE

TBD NEA Retired Annual Meeting
TBD NEA Aspiring Educators Conference
TBD Social Justice Conference
TBD NCSEA Summer Meeting

JULY

1 NEA Board of Directors Meeting
2-6 NEA Representative Assembly, Denver, CO
4 Independence Day
5 Independence Day (Observed)
TBD Local Treasurer Trainings
TBD Local Presidents Meetings
19 MEA Board of Directors Staff Meeting
20-22 MEA Board of Directos Meetings