12-09 Article I

ARTICLE I: OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1.        The Board of Directors shall:

A.    Determine the policies of the Association.

B.    Provide for an annual fall meeting for the entire membership.

C.    Seek the opinion of those who teach science or those who train students to be teachers of science in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

D.    Budget funds to cover publication of the KSTA Newsletter.

E.    Assure, when possible, that all district areas elect representatives.

F.    Seek grants and contributions to aid the Association in its  activities.

G.    Budget funds to provide a salary for the position of Executive Director.

H.       KSTA may compensate individuals by Board approval through vote to participate, represent, and/or promote KSTA initiated activities, including, but not limited to, workshop facilitator, representation at conference meeting, KDE and other partnership opportunities as defined by KSTA policy.

Section 2.        President -- The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association.  He/she shall vote only in the event of a tie vote upon any resolution.  He/she shall, jointly with another elected officer, sign all written contracts made in the name of the Association.  He shall serve as the Association's representative to the Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association.

Section 3.        President-Elect -- The President-Elect shall in the absence or demise of the President perform the duties of the President and when so acting shall have all the powers and be subject to all responsibility hereby given to or imposed upon the President.  He/she shall also serve as the Association's representative to the national meeting of the National Science Teachers Association.  He/she shall chair the election committee.           

Section 4.        Secretary -- The Secretary shall attend to and record the minutes of all proceedings of the Association in the appropriate minute books, and keep an accurate membership data base.

Section 5.        Treasurer -- The Treasurer shall be responsible for the proper keeping of the books of account and such other records as may be prescribed by law and/or required by the Association.  The treasurer shall provide an operating budget to be submitted for board approval.

Section 6.        Immediate Past President -- The Immediate Past President shall serve as chair of the conference planning committee.  The responsibilities of this committee shall include, but not be limited to:

a)    The establishment of working committees for the fall conference;

b)    Planning, selection and organization of the annual fall conference theme and program. 

Section 7.           The Executive Director shall be hired by the Executive Committee as a salaried employee to serve as staff for the organization.  The Duties, compensation, and other detailed terms of employment shall be specified in  a renewable, written contract between the KSTA Board of Directors and the    Executive Director.   The Executive Director will be a nonvoting member of both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.