This committee helps to evaluate special services (e.g., estate planning, insurance, legal services, etc.) provided to our members from various vendors through the school system and the state and national associations. This committee also plans workshops that are held throughout the year regarding the various benefits offered (Meets approximately 6 times a year).
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Chair, Joe Coughlin
This committee works in conjunction with TABCO, MSEA, and NEA to monitor legislation at all levels of government (local, state, and national) that would impact public education. The GR committee is also involved in the campaign of endorsed candidates. (Meets approximately 8 times a year or as needed during an election year.)
Chair, Millie Hamann
This committee is always chaired by the ESPBC Treasurer. Its primary focus is to assist with certain fiduciary matters of the association including, but not limited to internal audits, recommendations regarding changes in dues, etc. (Meets as needed throughout the year)
MEMBER RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Chair, Lisa Williams
This committee plans and carries out activities dealing specifically with the rights of members. (Meets as needed throughout the year)
NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Chair, Christina McLaughlin
This committee is charged with checking and certifying the validity of candidates in all association elections and the of counting and verifying of votes for same. (Meets approximately 4 times a year.)
COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Chair, Maria Stockton-Porter
This committee is involved with the design, maintenance, monitoring, and updating of the ESPBC website. This committee also works on improving and maintaining open communication between our constituency group - specifically our members, with regard to local, state, and national association topics and programs of interest.
Chair, Lisa Williams
This committee focuses on organizing and increasing ESPBC membership. It works with governance to implement the ESPBC membership campaign, and works in conjunction with MSEA to create and carry out new membership organizing strategies. (Meets as needed throughout the year).
MINORITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair, Inez Tate-Franklin
This committee monitors and promotes positive human relations within the work environment. MAC also monitors and promotes programs sponsored by human relations advocacy groups to help ensure a sense of equity and fairness to its constituency. Additionally, this committee provides outreach activities to the school community, sometimes in conjunction with MSEA's Minority Affairs Committee. (Meets as needed throughout the year)
Bylaws & Policy Committee
Chair, Ms. Deborah Powell
This committee reviews and recommends additions and deletions to the association's governing documents. (Meets every other year, about 4 times)
SICK LEAVE BANK COMMITTEE
Chair: Deborah Powell
This committee works in conjunction with TABCO to evaluate requests to use the sick leave for validity and compliance. (Meets every other, week.)
RECOGNITION & RETIREMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Dianna Woodlon
This committee evaluates nominee applications for recognition of the ESPBC awards for both Office Professional and Paraeducator of the Year, and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval. This committee also works in conjunction with TABCO to recognize retirees at the annual Retirement Dinner. (Meets as needed throughout the year)
Chair, Jeannette Young
This committee's primary focus is on protecting the facets of the contract between the association and the school board known as the Master Agreement. The committee annually regularly reviews the concerns, recommendations, and suggestions from our constituency group and the Board of Directors to pursue and maintain fair labor practices.
(Meets approximately 6 times a year during the work day and as needed outside the workday).
This committee evaluates nominee applications for recognition to receive ESPBC scholarships, and submits it recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval. Additionally, this committee sponsors various social activities to raise funds to support the scholarship program. (Meets 2 - 4 times as needed throughout the year)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Para Professionals: (TBD) Office Professionals: Bill Voithofer and Jeannette Young
This committee monitors and provides trainings and workshops specifically targeted to our constituency group in conjunction with the School Board, MSEA, and NEA. (Meets as needed throughout the year)