It’s EBoard Election Time!

Dear Members.

It is election time for the OFTSE Executive Board Officers and Site Representatives.  This is an important election because you will choose the officers and representatives to guide your union through the next two years.  The years ahead will be difficult due to the pandemic, the timing of a return to school, whether the district will honor their agreements, upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement renewals and so much more. Now is a critical time for the union and its members.  Officers will be elected for a term of two years beginning July 1, 2021.  We especially need great site reps at all sites.

Nominations must be made by email and received by Tim Allison at Oftse1273@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm on April 15, 2021.  Self nominations are acceptable.  You must be an OFTSE member to make or receive a nomination.

Candidates must agree to their nomination.  Candidates may only run for one position.  In the event that a member is nominated for multiple positions,  the nominee will be given the opportunity to choose and run for a maximum of one (1) position.

a.      Date of Election-  May 5-  Online only via the secure platform ElectionRunner.com

b.     Membership Deadline- 4/30/21 (Must be an OFTSE member as of this date to vote in this election).

c.      Virtual Town Hall- Tue 4/27   (tent 6 or 7pm)

d.     Written Statements Due-   April 24- 11:59 pm (A secure gmail will be set up exclusively for candidate statements.

e.      Candidate Deadline to Accept Nominations  April 21-  4pm

f.       Nominations Due-   April 15 by 11:59 pm

If you are an OFTSE member, you may make nominations by email for the following positions:

President

Executive Vice-President

Certificated Vice-President

Classified Vice-President

Paraeducator Vice-President

Adult Ed Vice-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Site Rep-Certificated

Site Rep-Classified

Site Rep- Paraeducator

Make sure your email lists your name and school site (both required)

Attached are the Election Rules.  A copy of the OFTSE Constitution can be found at:  https://oftse.org/about/constitution

The election will be conducted via email, and voting will be open on April 29th – May 5th.
Voting will CLOSE/END at 5:00pm on 5/5/2021.

Thank you in advance.

OFTSE Elections Committee 2021    Rob Edison, Sierra Kaval, Brook Sell, Mike Castanon, Heidi Resnik and Tim Allison (Executive Director).