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PASA Elections

ELECTION FOR PASA OFFICERS

PASA conducts an election annually for President-Elect/Secretary and Treasurer, as outlined in the PASA Bylaws:

President-Elect/Secretary: The President-Elect/Secretary shall perform all duties of the President in the absence or unavailability of the President. The President-Elect/Secretary shall assure that minutes are prepared and maintained for all meetings of the Board of Governors and PASA members; shall assure that appropriate notice is given for all meetings of the Board of Governors and PASA members as required by law and PASA's Bylaws; shall be the custodian of the PASA corporate records; and generally, shall perform all other duties as may be required by law, PASA’s Articles of Incorporation, the PASA Bylaws, and as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Governors or as the President may delegate in accordance with the PASA Bylaws. The President-Elect/Secretary shall be the chairperson of the Advocacy Committee. (See Section 504 of the PASA Bylaws for duties of the PASA President and Immediate Past President.)

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall oversee and supervise the financial business of PASA; shall assure that accurate accounts of the receipts and disbursements of PASA are maintained; and shall cause financial reports to be provided to the Board of Governors as required by law, the PASA Bylaws, and as required by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be the chairperson of the Audit Committee and, generally, shall perform all other duties as may be required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, the PASA Bylaws, and as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Governors.

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must have been paid voting members of PASA with a Commissioned Officer or Small School District Leader membership for at least three (3) years prior to the start of the fiscal year in which the election takes place.

Nomination Process: Candidates must obtain and submit to PASA headquarters a nominating petition containing the endorsement of a total of at least twenty (20) voting members of PASA from a combination of no less than two (2) PASA regions, including the candidate’s own region. “Voting members of PASA" are Commissioned Officer and Small District Leader members. Petitions must be turned in to the PASA office no later than the date scheduled for such nominating petitions by the Elections Committee.

ELECTION FOR AASA GOVERNING BOARD

As determined by a joint agreement with AASA and based on current membership with AASA (as of 2015), Pennsylvania currently is eligible for five (5) positions* on the AASA Governing Board. Each Pennsylvania member serves for a three-year term, with no more than two open positions per year up for election, except for an election to fill an unexpired term. (*Pennsylvania representation on the Governing Board may vary based on AASA membership levels.)  

Responsibilities of the Board: The AASA Governing Board consists of representatives elected from each state. The Board is responsible for:
* acting on resolutions submitted by the AASA Executive Committee or other resolutions approved for consideration with a 2/3 vote
* recommending policy to the Executive Committee
* serving as the liaison between state affiliates and AASA
* determining, on an annual basis, the Association dues for Active and Associate members
* recommending programs and activities for inclusion in the AASA budget
* reviewing the annual AASA budget
* affirming AASA's legislative agenda

Eligibility: Eligible Pennsylvania candidates must have been an eligible voting member of both AASA and PASA for at least three years prior to the fiscal year in which the election takes place. ("Voting members of PASA" are those who are current PASA members as Commissioned Officers or Small District Leaders. "Voting members of AASA" are current Active, Institutional Active, Life or College Professor members.) Nominees must be committed to attending two AASA meetings per year (July and February). Travel expenses are provided for the July meeting. Governing Board members are responsible for their own expenses to the February meeting, which coincides with the AASA National School Leadership Conference.

Nomination Process: Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated from current PASA members who are Commissioned Officer or Small District Leader members. No signatures or petitions are required. As part of the election process, candidates must submit to the PASA office by the determined deadline a short biographical statement/letter (including involement with AASA and PASA), goals for AASA, and reason(s) for seeking the position, along with a digital photograph.