ARTICLE I - NAME AND ORGANIZATION
Section 1.The name of this organization shall be: The Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators.Section 2.This association shall be state-wide in scope and affiliated with The American Association of School Personnel Administrators.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSES
Section 1.It shall be a general purpose of this Association to promote and advance public education in Minnesota through the cooperative efforts of public school administrators within the state who have a professional responsibility for administering personnel programs involving certificated and/ or non-certificated school employees.Section 2.To this end, it shall be a purpose of this Association to hold periodic meetings for the discussion of common problems and for the exchange of pertinent information in the field of public school personnel administration.Section 3.To this end also, it shall be a purpose of this Association to recommend to other appropriate professional groups specific action programs, the enactment of which would promote a stronger system of public education through adoption of sound school personnel practices and policies.
ARTICLE III - OFFICERS
Section 1.The elected officers of the Association shall be the President, a President-Elect and a Secretary-Treasurer. There shall be, in addition, an Executive Board composed of the officers, the Immediate Past-President and three representatives at large elected from within the active membership of this Association.Section 2.The officers, other that the President, shall be elected at the annual meeting. The President-Elect shall automatically succeed to the office of President.Section 3.The elected officers shall take office at the close of the annual meeting at which their election takes place and shall hold office for their stated term or until their successors have been elected and authorized to take office. The term of office for President and President-Elect shall be two years. The term of office for Secretary-Treasurer shall be one year. The term office for Executive Board representatives at large shall be one year.
ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS
Section 1.An annual meeting of this Association shall be held each spring at a time and place to be determined by the Executive Board.Section 2.Special meetings of the Association or its Executive Board may be called at other times by the President or when so directed by a majority of the Executive Board.Section 3.The time, place and agenda of each meeting shall be reported to all members by mail at least ten days in advance of the meeting.Section 4.To encourage active affiliation with the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Association will reimburse a portion of the expenses of either the President or the President-Elect to attend the national conference. This amount is to be determined annually by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1.There shall be three classes of membership in this Association. Active, Associate and Retired.Section 2.Active. Active membership may be held by school executives with major responsibility for public school district personnel administration or those whose assigned work is primarily concerned with personnel functions in school districts. Only active members shall have the right to hold office or vote.Section 3.Associate. Associate membership may be held by any former active member, teacher training faculty member, professional placement officer, or other individual interested in school personnel administration.Section 4.Retired. Retired members automatically retain non-voting membership in the organization without cost.Section 5.Dues for active and associate members shall be established annually by a vote of the Executive Board for the membership year September 1 through August 31. Dues shall be payable to the Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators.
ARTICLE VI - AMENDMENTS
Section 1.This constitution may be amended at the annual meeting of this Association or at a special meeting specifically called in writing or such purpose. A two-thirds majority of the members eligible, present and voting at said meeting is required to amend this constitution.Section 2.In all matters of parliamentary procedure not covered by this constitution, the Association shall be governed by the provisions of Robert's Rules of Order.Section 3.A nominating committee shall be named each year by the President for the purpose of proposing a slate of officers for the coming year.Section 4.A member of the Minnesota College and University Teacher Placement Association may serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Board of this Association.