ARTICLE VI â€“ DUTIES OF OFFICERS & COMMITTEES
The officers of the Association shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Vice President and a Secretary-Treasurer.
The President shall preside at the meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors and shall appoint (with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors) the several standing committees.
The President-Elect shall act in the absence or disability of the President. The Board of Directors shall by vote determine when such absence or disability exists. The President-Elect shall succeed to the Presidency provided the President-Elect is a member of a school committee when he or she assumes the Presidency. In the event that the President- Elect ceases to be eligible to succeed to the Presidency, the Vice President shall succeed to the office.
The Secretary-Treasurer, under the direction of the Board of Directors, shall collect, take charge of, and disburse all funds belonging to the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep proper accounts and, at the annual meeting, and at other times when required by the Board of Directors, shall present a report of the financial condition of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also keep a record of all the proceedings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, shall give notice to members of the time and place of all meetings of the Association, and shall prepare each year a report of the annual meeting of the Association. All records, officersâ€™ reports, committee reports, regional meetings reports and minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors shall be signed by the Secretary and deposited in the office of the Association Delegate Manual 2020 y page 33 and the Executive Director shall thereafter be responsible for their preservation and availability for future reference.
The role of the Secretary, formerly described in Article VI, Section 5, was combined with the Treasurerâ€™s role in 1994.
Each Association officer, if that officer ceases to be a member of a school committee, shall be entitled to serve until the following January 1 and each Division officer who ceases to be a member of a school committee shall be entitled to serve until the next December 31.
Except as the Board of Directors may generally or in particular cases authorize the execution thereof in some other manner, all deeds, leases, transfers, contracts, bonds, notes, drafts and other obligations made, accepted or endorsed by the Association shall be signed by the President, the Secretary-Treasurer, or the Executive Director. The President, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Director and each other person if any, from time to time so authorized to act shall furnish surety bonds in amounts and by companies approved by the Board of Directors, the premiums for such bonds to be paid by the Association.