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  1. The Chicago Teachers Union will post notice of vacancy or vacancies and announce when the nominations meetings are to take place for each citywide functional group. The nominations meetings will be conducted remotely on Google Meet, Zoom or similar remote platform. The CTU Membership Department will prepare the electronic ballot and send it via email to the members eligible to vote.
    1. The CTU will send an e-mail to all CTU citywide members eligible to vote in their functional group, a notice for the meeting that includes a link or simple instruction for how to join the meeting.
    2. The Notice of Nominations and Election for Citywide Delegate must be sent at least 15 calendar days prior to the date of the nominations meeting. The date of the remote election, if necessary shall be no less than five (5) days and no longer than ten (10) days after the remote nominations meeting. The duration of the remote election shall be two (2) business days. The Membership Department shall send a reminder notice of the remote, Citywide delegate’s election three (3) calendar days prior to the vote.

    Citywide Delegate Vacancies and Nominations Meetings and Elections

    District Members

    Nominations Meeting – January 11, 2021 4:30-6:00pm

    Election – January 18,19 2021

    • AD – (includes Parent Advocate and Parent Advocate Bilingual) – 1 Vacancy
    • CR – (includes School Community Representative, Community Relations Representative I & II, and STLS Advocate) – 2 Vacancies
    • FE – Family Engagement Coordinator – 1 Vacancy
    • LA – (includes School Library Assistant I & II) – 1 Vacancy
    • TA – (includes Day-to-Day Teacher Assistant, School Assistant I & II, Teacher Assistant I & II, School Assistant (Blg.-Spanish) I & II, School Assistant (Blg.) I & II, Teacher Assistant (Blg.-Spanish) I & II, Teacher Assistant (Blg.) I & II, Teacher Assistant Montessori Program I & II, Educational Sign Language Interpreter I, II & III, School Social Service Assistant and Instructor Assistant I & II) – 37 Vacancies

    Nominations Meeting – January 12, 2021 4:30-6:00pm

    Election – January 18, 19, 2021

    • DT – (includes Instructional Support Leader, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Social Worker and Teacher-Citywide) – 32 Vacancies
    • HN – Health Service Nurse – 3 Vacancies
    • PN – Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse – 3 Vacancies
    • SS – (includes Student Special Services Advocate, Student Special Needs Program Assistant and Resident Social Worker) – 3 Vacancies
    • TN – Teacher Nurse – 3 Vacancies
    • TT – (includes Prov. Cert. Substitute Teacher, Day-To-Day Substitute Teacher, Teacher Cadre, Temporary Teacher Displaced FTB Cadre 100 Days and Downtown/District Offices & Spec. Ed. Displaced FTBs Cadre) – 12 Vacancies

    Nominations Meeting – January 13, 2021 4:30-6:00pm

    Election – January 19,20, 2021

    • CT – (includes Computer Technician and Technology Coordinator I, II & III) – 4 Vacancies
    • GC – (includes School Counseling Office Assistant, College/Career Coach, CTE College & Career Coordinator, At Risk Student Coordinator, CTE Academy Coordinator, College & Career Specialist and Gear Up College & Career Coach) – 4 Vacancies
    • YI – Youth Intervention Specialist – 2 Vacancies
    • TO – (includes Attendance Coordinator and Time & Attendance Specialist) – 1 Vacancy
    • VH – (includes Audio Visual Technician and Audiometric & Vision Screening Technician) – 1 Vacancy

    Nominations Meeting – January 14, 2021 4:30-6:00pm

    Election – January 20, 21, 2021

    • SC – (includes School Clerk Assistant, School Clerk I, Interpreter Clerk, Special Education Support Clerk, School Clerk I (Blg.-Spanish), Postsecondary Liaison and Day-to-Day Substitute School Clerk) – 23 Vacancies
    • ST – (includes Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist) – 10 Vacancies​

    Charter Members

    Nominations Meeting – January 14, 2021 5:00-6:00pm

    Election – January 20, 21, 2021

    • TA – ACERO Teacher Assistants– 2 Vacancies
    • TA – CEP/CICS Teacher Assistants – 1 Vacancy
    • TA – Citywide Teacher Assistants from all other Councils – 1 Vacancy
    • SC – ACERO School Clerks – 1 Vacancy
    • CW – All other non-teacher positions citywide (includes Social Workers, Computer Technicians) – 1 Vacancy
  2. At the remote nominations meeting,
    1. CTU staff will call for nominees for the vacancy or vacancies. Nominations must come from an eligible member—for example, nominees must be nominated by members in their functional group.
      1. If there are no more nominees than there are vacancies, CTU staff sends an e-mail to the Membership Department containing the name of the nominee, the functional group of the nominee, the name and functional group of the member that nominated the nominee, the name and functional group of the member that seconded the nomination and the date of the meeting. The Membership Department will then review the material, verify the nominee’s eligibility, and certify the new delegate. The Membership Department will notify via email the CTU members in the functional group the name of the new delegate.
      2. If there are more nominees than there are vacancies, there will be a remote secret ballot election to determine the new delegate. The CTU staff sends an e-mail to the CTU Membership Department stating the names of the nominees, the functional group of the nominees, the names and functional group of the members that nominated the nominee, the names and functional group of the members that seconded the nomination and the date of the meeting. The Membership Department will then review the material, verify the eligibility of each nominee, and notify the candidates that the remote election will be held on the date posted in the Notice of Nominations and Election of Citywide Delegate.
  3. Procedures for remote, Citywide Delegate Elections
    1. The CTU Membership Department will prepare the electronic ballot with the names of the candidates.
    2. The order of candidate names on the electronic ballots will be randomized.
    3. Each member eligible to vote in the citywide functional group will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address in the CTU database. The e-mail will contain a unique link which allows the member to cast a vote for delegate.
    4. Voting will remain open for two (2) business days.
    5. At the end of the voting period, the CTU membership department will verify and communicate the results to the CTU members in the functional group.
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