2021 - 2022 Elections and Executive Board Positions

The following PA positions are available for school year 2021 – 2022, and voting will be conducted during our second PA meeting on October 21st. I encourage all to apply and help to make a difference in our school. 
 

  • Assistant Treasurer (one position) 

 

  • Corresponding Co- Secretaries (two position)
     

  • Freshman Reps (five positions, only applicable to Freshman parents)
     

  • School Leadership Team Rep (one position)

Dear Brooklyn Tech Families:

 

We apologize for any confusion as to the dates of the upcoming Fall Election Meeting and when nominations for those positions are to be received by. Please be informed that we will hold elections for the open positions on the Brooklyn Technical High School Parent Association (PA) 2021-2022 Executive Board as well as the Freshman Class Representatives on the School Leadership Team (SLT) at the General Meeting of the PA on Thursday October 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM,

 

We request that parents who are interested in serving on those open positions email paelections@bths.edu with their completed Candidate Information Form by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. 

 

Please see below the (i) Notice of the Fall Election Meeting, (ii) Description of Positions Open for Fall Election, and (iii) Candidate Information Form.

 

Thank you. We look forward to your participation. 

 

Sincerely,

The Nomination Committee

 

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NOTICE OF FALL ELECTION MEETING

 

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

 

Time: 6:30 PM (ET)

 

Location:  ZOOM Virtual Meeting (Web conferencing link to follow)

 

Available Positions:

 

Co-Corresponding Secretary or Secretaries - up to 2 seats

Assistant Treasurer - 1 seat

Freshman Representatives - 5 seats

 

Qualifications: Candidates must be a parent or guardian of a student registered and attending Brooklyn Tech. For other qualifications, refer to Bylaws

 

Nominations: Nomination of candidates will be accepted now through to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by sending an email to paelections@bths.edu.  If, and only if, there is an in-person meeting, then nominations will also be taken from the floor at the election meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

 

Term Limits: Officers shall be elected for two consecutive one-year terms. See Bylaws where an officer has reached the maximum two-year term and wishes to be a nominee.

 

Voting: The qualification for voting is that you must be a parent or guardian of a current Brooklyn Technical High School student. Each parent or guardian is entitled to one vote.

 

Date of Original Notification: Monday, October 4, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL ELECTION

 

Corresponding Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the Tech PA. The Corresponding Secretary shall send acknowledgement letters under the signature of the President/Co-Presidents to individuals and organizations that have made donations to the Tech PA within a reasonable period of time after receipt of a donation.

 

Assistant Treasurer: The Assistant Treasurer shall be available to assist the Treasurer and perform all duties as needed by the Treasurer in his/her absence.

 

SLT Freshman Representatives (Parents of Freshman at Large): The five Freshman Parents at Large shall represent the interests of the parent body of the freshman class. The Freshman Parents at Large shall participate actively in at least one Tech PA committee to develop the knowledge and experience to serve in a leadership role in future Tech PA Executive Boards. A description of the School Leadership Team and the role of its members can be found here: 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/school-leadership-team 

 

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CANDIDATE INFORMATION FORM

 

To be eligible to run for any of the open positions, please email the following information to paelections@bths.edu by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. 

 

Parent's Name: _____________________________________

Child's Name:   _____________________________________   

Class: _______________

Osis:  _______________

Position that you will run for: _____________________________________

Please write a little something about yourself and why you would like to run for this position:

__________________________________________________________________________

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At the Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:30pm PA meeting, we took nominations for all PA Executive Board positions for 2020-2021 school year.  Elections were held at the Thursday, October 22 meeting.  Candidates were strongly encouraged to nominate themselves by emailing paelections@bths.edu, rather than in person.  Only parents of current 9th-12th graders (Classes of 2021-2024) are eligible.​​  Candidates were asked to prepare a two-minute speech (strict time limit) for the October  meeting.

Additionally, elections were held for the six available SLT positions.  The SLT is separate from the PA Executive Board.  Being an elected member of the PA or SLT is a great way to make a positive impact on the Tech community and help Tech students thrive.   

Please read the official election notice.

If you have any questions, please email the PA:papresident@bths.edu.

Positions Elected in the Fall

Freshman Parent Representatives (election held in October)

School Leadership Team (SLT) (election for six positions held in September)

​​President/Co-Presidents

Recording Secretary

Assistant Recording Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Corresponding Secretary

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Fundraising

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Communications

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Events and Volunteers

Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Sophomore Vice Presidents (2)

School Leadership Team (SLT)

 

Board members are expected to attend monthly PA Executive Board meetings, which take place from 5-6:30pm (before general meetings). Both Executive Board and general meetings generally take place on the second Thursday of each month. All Executive Board members are also expected to participate on a committee and volunteer for school based events.  

 

All Executive Board positions are one-year terms.  SLT positions are two-year terms.

Summary descriptions of each position are below.   See full descriptions here.

 

 

President/Co-Presidents

  • Preside over meetings

  • Represent the Executive Board

  • Meet regularly with Principal and AP of Parent Engagement

  • Coordinate just about everything the PA does

  • Encourage other Executive Board members to execute their responsibilities

  • This position requires the most  significant time commitment, probably 10 or more hours per week, and strong leadership, communication and organizational skills

 

Recording Secretary

  • Takes minutes of meetings

  • Maintains PA records

  • Requires attendance at all Executive Board and General PA Meetings strong organizational skills

Assistant Recording Secretary

  • Backs up the Recording Secretary

  • Aids the Recording Secretary in taking minutes at PA meetings, maintaining of PA records.

  • Attend all Executive Board and General PA Meetings.

  • Strong organization skills useful

 

Treasurer

  • Accountant and bookkeeper for the PA.  Tracks incomes and expenditures

  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, organized; Very helpful to have an accounting background

  • Time commitment of several hours per week and stringent record-keeping

  • Required attendance at all Executive Board and General PA Meetings

 

Assistant Treasurer

  • Assists the Treasurer; Must be extremely detail-oriented, organized;

  • Very helpful to have an accounting background

  • Attend all Executive Board and General PA Meetings to assist Treasurer as needed

 

Corresponding Secretary

  • Reviews, maintains, and responds to all correspondence addressed to the PA

  • Detailed-orientated, organized

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Fundraising

  • Plan and manage fundraising activities, such as the auction and gala

  • Requires a significant time commitment in the weeks or months proceeding the events

 

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Communications

  • Write the weekly Tech Talk newsletters, weekly maintenance of the PA website (weekly) and the PA social media accounts; knowledge of Wix and Constant Contact helpful

  • Significant time commitment of 5+ hours/week

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Events and Volunteers

  • Organize events such as the parent workshops, teacher appreciation dinner, orientation nights, and college fairs

  • Lead other parent volunteers 

  • Requires a significant time commitment for several weekends and evenings

 

Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Diversity and Community Engagement

  • Promote understanding and inclusiveness in our diverse school community. 

  • Organize events such as Dinner and a Movie Night, the Lunar New Year Dinner, and the Ice Cream Social, Social Justice/ Racial Equity Book Study Club meetings

 

Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Sophomore Vice Presidents, 9th Grade (Freshman) Vice Presidents

  • Represent the interests of parents of specific grades

  • Works with the parent body of their respective grades to stay informed of the needs of the students and parents. 

  • Coordinating with other committees to continue to create a small school environment through grade-specific events, projects and activities.

  • Class Reps are responsible for preparing class specific messages, events and activities

  • Actively participates on at least one  Tech PA committee to develop the knowledge and experience to potentially serve in another elected leadership position in the future.

 

SLT (not a PA Executive Board position) Members

  • Evaluate and assess the school's educational policies and outcomes

  • Attend 1 mid-afternoon meeting per month