1. Membership

  • 1.1. Fees
    • 1.1.1 Membership fees shall be prorated according to contract, with a minimum of 25% of the full fee. In exceptional circumstances where a member must withdraw membership from the local association, the executive may refund membership fees on a case to case basis.
    • 1.1.2 The process of collecting association fees shall be determined by the executive
  • 1.2. Associate Membership
    • 1.2.1 The rights and privileges of associate members are limited to receiving local publications and participating in locally sponsored programs.
    • 1.2.2 The rights and privileges are conditional upon the payment of an associate membership fee.
      • 1. The associate membership fee shall be established by September 30 by the Executive.
    • 1.2.3 Associate members may not run for office, vote in elections, vote on policies, vote on collective agreements, sit as voting members on local committees or represent the local in any forum.
  • 1.3. Honorary Membership
    • 1.3.1 Honorary membership in the association may be provided through a decision of the executive. Honorary members have the same rights and privileges as associate members.
  • 1.4. Substitute Teachers
    • 1.4.1 Substitute teachers who wish to join the local association shall pay 25% of the full membership fee.
    • 1.4.2 Substitute teachers who are members of the association have full rights and privileges of membership except for the following restriction:
      • 1. Substitute teachers are not eligible to run for the office President, Vice
        president, or STF Councillor.