As a member-owned and member-governed association, ATPE takes special pride in allowing our members to drive both near and long-term agendas and priorities. These directives normally take the form of resolutions adopted during the annual HOD meeting. The HOD considers four types of resolutions:
- Honorary resolutions are adopted to recognize or honor supporters of ATPE and public schools.
- Standing resolutions are in effect until the HOD chooses to amend or delete them. Once adopted, standing resolutions are included in an addendum to the ATPE State Bylaws.
- Current resolutions expire after one year unless renewed by the HOD.
- Prefiled resolutions are proposed by a prescribed deadline during the HOD meeting.
Any ATPE member may propose a resolution or amendment to an existing resolution. Proposed resolutions or amendments submitted to the ATPE Resolutions Committee by March 15 of each year are considered during the next HOD meeting. You’ll find reminders of this deadline in ATPE News
. Deadline information is also posted here at atpe.org.
Each year, the Resolutions Committee
meets to review and make recommendations on each resolution and amendment proposal. The Resolutions Committee presents its report to the HOD, which considers the report as part of the annual HOD business. Delegates debate and vote on each proposed resolution and amendment. Once adopted, a resolution or amendment becomes a matter of record to be communicated to the general membership through ATPE publications, training sessions and here at atpe.org.
Read the House of Delegates standing resolutions here