MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
OF THE LOS
ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
This organization shall be called
The Los Angeles Secondary Music Teachers’ Association.
We, the public school music
teachers of the Los Angeles Unified
School District of the Secondary Schools (hereby known as the LASMTA),
in order to promote a deeper appreciation of and a wider participation in
music, as well as a higher level of musical achievement and performance among
the students of our secondary schools; and in order to establish
the necessary organization, through which the secondary music teachers can
effectively work toward their own professional growth, in general, and
improvement in teaching skill, in particular, do ordain and establish this
the LASMTA may be divided into such classifications for annual membership dues
or for the election of members of the Executive Committee or for such other purposes
as the Bylaws may prescribe or as the Executive Committee may from time to time
designate. The conditions, terms, privileges, rights, and duties of membership
shall be stated or provided for in the Bylaws of the Association.
which shall be known as the Executive Committee, shall be the legal
representative of the Conference and as such shall have, hold, and administer
all the property, funds, and affairs of the Association. Provisions for the
regulation of the internal affairs of the Association shall be provided for in
the Bylaws of the Association.
The manner of the election or appointment of the members of
the Executive Committee shall be provided for in the Bylaws of the Conference.
ASSETS IN CASE OF DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution or termination of the
Association, the Executive Committee shall, after the payment of all of the
liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets of the Association
exclusively for the objectives of the Association in such manner or to such
organization or organizations organized exclusively for charitable,
educational, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt
organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States
Internal Revenue Law) as the Executive Committee shall determine. Any of such
assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the court of proper
jurisdiction exclusively for such proposes or to such organization or
organizations as said court shall determine which are organized and operated
exclusively for such proposes.
FUNCTION OF THE
There shall be a prepared set of
rules and regulations known as The Bylaws of the Los Angeles Secondary Music
Teacher’ Association. Once the Bylaws
are adopted, they will become an integral part of the Constitution.
THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
If and when it is deemed to be
necessary and wise to amend this Constitution or By-laws, proposed amendments
to this Constitution or By-Laws may be initiated by a two-thirds vote of the Executive
Committee or by a petition signed by five percent (5%) of the active membership
from each of Los Angles Unified School District’s designated smaller regions. It
shall be presented for ratification to the active members of the organization. The amendment shall be considered valid
upon the approving vote of three-fourths of those active members who cast
ballots by mail. Ballots and necessary supporting information shall be mailed
from the association’s office as least sixty (60) days prior to the close of
voting to all active members of record who are eligible to vote. Such closing
date shall be designated by the Executive Committee and printed on the ballots.
The original Constitution was initially presented to and carefully
studied by a representative body of Los Angeles City Secondary Music Teachers,
at the Los Angeles Board of Education Offices on Monday evening, March 15,
1954. It was adopted by two-thirds
of dues-paying members at a meeting at the Board of Education an April 20,
1954. This revised constitution
was adopted by unanimous vote of the dues-paying members at a meeting at
Hamilton High School on March 14, 2006.