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2015 GAE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS The proposed amendment set forth below was initiated by petition authorized by the governing bodies of at least three (3) local affiliates pursuant to authority under Article IX, Section 1 (c) of the GAE Constitution and by proposal of the Constitution the Constitution & Bylaws under Article IX, Section (e). ARTICLE IV. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Section 3. Elections, Terms, and Salaries. c. The terms of the President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer shall be two (2) three (3) years, which terms shall commence on the day following the NEA Convention. Executive Officers may be elected to no more than two (2) terms to the same office. Rationale: Whereas GAE presidents are currently allowed only two, two-year terms, 28 of 51 NEA state affiliates allow two, three–year terms for their statewide presidents; eleven more states allow terms either longer than three years, or less restriction on the number of terms that can be served. Granting a longer term for GAE presidents will more closely align GAE’s policies with the majority of state affiliates of the NEA. In the effort to increase public education’s position as an essential aspect of life for all Georgians, longer terms will allow the organization, through its presidents, to nurture and reap the benefits of stronger ties to local, state and federal authorities. A longer term will lessen the relative impact of the demands of campaigning if seeking re-election. Longer terms will, therefore, allow more time for those elected to carry out the duties and responsibilities of their office. Empower your savings. Empower your life. Visit neamb.com/savings or call 1-800-637-4636. Mention offer code: NEASTAD 26 | KNOW • Volume 13 Issue 1 The proposed amendment set forth below was initiated by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee pursuant to authority under Article IX, Section 1 (e) of the GAE Constitution. ARTICLE VII. COMPLIANCE AND REVIEW BOARD Section 1. Authority: The judicial powers of the Association shall be vested in a Compliance and Review Board which shall have original jurisdiction in the following cases: a. The censure, suspension or expulsion of a member. b. To vacate censure, lift suspension, or reinstate a member subject to Board of Director policies. b. c. The review of the district boundaries of the Board of Directors on a regular basis, the certification that Board districts comply with the one person-one vote standard, and the recommendation of changes in the boundaries to the Representative Assembly. c. d. The review of the apportionment of ethnic minority and administrator representation throughout GAE governance to assure that GAE governing bodies comply with these guarantees. e. The verification of all petitions covering recall. Rationale: The amendment would grant jurisdiction to the GAE Compliance and Review Board to hear past member discipline cases, subject to Board of Director policy and procedures. 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Rates may change at any time without prior notice, before or after the account is opened. Minimum opening balance is $500. 2 To qualify for the $20 bonus offer, the applicant must: (i) be an Eligible NEA Member (an individual who is an NEA member as of the account application date, or any of the following individuals who is related to such an NEA member as of the account application date: parent, spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, parent of the spouse/domestic partner), and (ii) open either an NEA CD or NEA Money Market Account through Discover Bank with an initial minimum deposit of $2,500 or an NEA Online Savings Account through Discover Bank with an initial minimum deposit of $500. NEA affiliation subject to verification. Offer limited to one per Eligible NEA Member, per product, per calendar year. NEA IRA CDs are not eligible for this offer. 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