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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 19, Number 5, March 2007

AGM 2007 Agenda

March 17–20, 2007

FIRST SESSION

March 17, Saturday evening

7:00 p.m.

Welcome

First Nations recognition
Preliminaries:
a. Adoption of chairpersons, scrutineers, tellers, resolutions committee
b. Chairpersons’ orientation session
c. Introduction of ombudsperson
d. Adoption of agenda
e. Adoption of 2006 AGM Minutes
f. Stewardship Report on 2006 AGM

President’s report
Jinny Sims

Greetings/Comments:
B.C. Federation of Labour, Jim Sinclair, president
Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Winston Carter, president
Canadian Union of Public Employees, BC Division, Barry O’Neill, president
B.C. School Trustees Association, Penny Tees, president
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, Kim Howland, president
BC College of Teachers, Richard Walker, council chairperson

9:30 p.m.
Election statements from candidates for table officer positions
Call for nominations

10:00 p.m.
Adjourn

SECOND SESSION
March 18, Sunday morning

9:00 a.m.
Leadership Report
– Presentation
– Recommendation 1

Constitution and By-laws
– Recommendations 2–3
– Resolution 101

Goals of the BCTF
– Resolution 135

Education Finance
– Resolutions 118–119

12:30 p.m.–Lunch

THIRD SESSION
March 18, Sunday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Professional Ethics, Rights, and Standards
– Report
– Recommendations 10–16

Annual General Meeting
– Recommendation 4
– Resolutions 102–103

CLC/BC Federation of Labour
– Resolution 117

Public Relations
– Resolution 174

Organization of the BCTF
– Resolutions 145–152

4:15 p.m.
Report of the Executive Director, Ken Novakowski

4:30 p.m.
Election statements from candidates for member-at-large positions

Call for Nominations

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
All candidates’ meeting (main ballroom). All delegates invited.

FOURTH SESSION
March 19, Monday morning

9:00 a.m.
Guest speaker: Linda McQuaig, "The Changing Face of Canada"

10:00 a.m.
Education Policy
– Report
– Recommendations 24–25 (in committee)
– Resolutions 120–129

Professional Development
– Resolutions 159–160

Board of School Trustees, School Districts, and BC School Trustees Association
– Resolution 116

Ministry of Education
– Resolutions 143–144

Teacher Education
– Resolution 176

12:30 p.m. Lunch

FIFTH SESSION
March 19, Monday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Pensions
– Report
– Resolutions 153–156

Health, Welfare, and Safety of Teachers
– Recommendation 9
– Resolutions 138–142

Health and Welfare of Students
– Resolutions 136–137

Bargaining
– Resolutions 104–115

5:25 p.m.
Final call for nominations

5:30 p.m.
Adjourn

Please note: Evening sessions may be scheduled if required.

SIXTH SESSION
March 20, Tuesday morning

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. BALLOT DISTRIBUTION
For one hour, the election tellers will distribute ballots, one pad for each voting card, in the Prince of Wales Room (on the convention level). Each delegation is asked to assist by appointing one of its members to present all the delegation’s cards, (including the LR cards) and to receive all its ballots individually.

No ballots will be distributed after the session has begun.

AGM Standing Rule 12.2 specifies that ballots will be given out only at the place and times specified on the agenda.

Executive Committee members should each pick up their own ballots.

9:00 a.m.
Elections

Social Justice
– Report
– Recommendation 32
– Resolution 175

Teachers on Call
– Report
– Recommendation 23

Unemployed and Underemployed Teachers
– Resolution 177

Political Action
– Resolutions 157–158

Public Affairs
– Recommendations 17–20
– Resolutions 161–173

12:15 p.m.
Committee Reports–Questions

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

SEVENTH SESSION
March 20, Tuesday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Finance
Comments from the treasurer
– Recommendations 5–8
– Resolutions 130–134
Affinity program update

4:00 p.m.
Awards, Honorary membership, Recognition of retiring activists
Unfinished Business
Late Resolutions
New Resolutions
New Business

5:15 p.m.
Closing Courtesy Motion

5:30 p.m.
Adjourn


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