Section 1. The name of this organization is the Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators (“Association”).


Section 2. The Association is state-wide in scope and an associate of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators.


Section 1. The general purpose of the Association is 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 human resources.


Section 2.  The purpose of this Association is to provide members with services, resources, and information important to successful school human resources practices to serve students and communities.  


Section 3. Another purpose of this Association is to provide insight to professional groups, legislative bodies, and other governmental entities and to promote a stronger system of public education through adoption of sound school human resources practices and policies.


Section 4. The Association’s Executive Board provides fiscal and structural oversight of the State Negotiators group.


Section 1.  The elected officers of the Association are the President, the President-Elect and the Secretary-Treasurer. To support the work of its officers, there is an Executive Board composed of the officers, the Immediate Past-President and three directors elected from within the Association’s active membership. The Association has a goal of having a diverse Executive Board with representations from urban and rural school districts as well as large and small school districts.  Officers and directors must have the ability to attend all conferences and meetings


Section 2. The officers, other than the President,are elected each even-numbered year at the annual meeting. The President-Elect shall automatically succeed to the office of President at the conclusion of the previous president term as indicated in Section 3.  The typical succession plan towards presidency is for the longest serving director to become the next Secretary-Treasurer, and the Secretary-Treasurer to become the next President-Elect.


Section 3. The elected officers take office at the close of the annual meeting at which their election takes place and shall hold office for their stated term, unless the officer is no longer eligible, or until their successors have been elected and authorized to take office. The term of office for President, President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer is two years.  Each Executive Board director’s term is two years.


Section 4. In the event that an officer or director is no longer eligible to serve on the Executive Board a replacement will be elected at the next annual meeting. 


Section 1. An annual Association meeting is 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 and location of each meeting is shared with members at least five days in advance of the meeting.


Section 4. To encourage an active relationship 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 determined annually by the Executive Board.


Section 1. There are three membership levels in this Association: Active, Business, and Ad Hoc.


Section 2.  Active. Active membership may be held by employed school administrators with major responsibility for public school district human resources administration or those employees whose assigned work is primarily concerned with human resources functions in school districts. Only active members have the right to hold office or vote.


Section 3.  Business.   Business membership may be held by a business providing goods and services to school districts.  A business membership is subject to Executive Board approval and continuing compliance with the rules and terms established for business membership.


Section 4.  Ad Hoc.The Executive Board has the discretion to award non-voting memberships to individuals and organizations to advance the Association’s purposes.


Section 5.  Dues for members are established annually by a vote of the Executive Board for the membership year September 1 through August 31. Dues are payable to the Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators.


Section 1. This constitution may be amended at the annual Association meeting or at a special meeting specifically called and communicated to members for such purpose. A two-thirds majority of voting-eligible members, present said meeting is required to amend this constitution.


Section 2. In all matters of parliamentary procedure not covered by this constitution, the Association is governed by the provisions of Robert's Rules of Order.


Section 3. A nominating committee is named each even-numbered year, or as needed, by the President to propose a potential slate of officers and directors for the next years.

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