DA will organize the election of the director of the NEA

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Nominations for three of New Jersey’s nine representatives on the NEA Board of Directors and for alternates will be accepted by the NJEA Executive Committee in February and submitted to the Delegates Assembly (DA) for its March 19 meeting. .

The NEA Board of Directors is responsible for establishing general policies between the annual meetings of the NEA Representative Assembly (NEA RA). It consists of at least one director from each Affiliate State, general directors to respect guarantees of representation, and representatives of students and retired members. Each state is entitled to one additional director for every 20,000 active and life members.

Elected members of the Board of Directors will serve a three-year term from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025. Alternates will serve a one-year term beginning September 1, 2022.

In addition to appointments to the NJEA Executive Committee, additional appointments may be made by delegates at the DA meeting. No nomination speeches are allowed.

Any member of the NJEA-NEA, who is also a member of their affiliated local and county association, if any, may run. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, school district or college, and county or other unit of representation.

If there are more than three candidates in either category, an election will take place at the March 19 DA meeting. If the DA meeting is held virtually, DA rules provide that DA members will vote by mail thereafter to elect NEA directors and alternates. The DA rules detail the nomination and election process.

The March 19, 2022 DA meeting is scheduled to be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Somerset, unless moved to a virtual format for health and safety reasons.

Under DA rules, when nominations for New Jersey NEA directors are taken in a virtual meeting, candidates will have the opportunity to submit a recorded speech that cannot exceed two minutes. Recordings must be submitted to a provided site within four days of the AD meeting. All speeches that meet the deadline requirements will be uploaded to a site that will be shared with DA members. The recordings will be classified by position and in alphabetical order according to the surnames of the candidates.

Anyone interested in being appointed State Director or Alternate NEA should contact their member of the NJEA Executive Committee. For more information, contact the NJEA Office of Human and Civil Rights, Equity and Governance at 609-599-4561, ext. 2290.

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