Nominating Committee

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Homestead Elementary School

2830 Hillsboro Blvd., Aurora IL 60503

Main Line: 630.636.3100

Attendance Line: 630-636-3101

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for: receiving Letters of Intent from applicants who are interested in assuming a position on the PTA Executive Board for the subsequent school year. reviewing the Letters of Intent and discussing the applicants' qualifications. If there is more than one applicant for any board position, the nominating committee then votes to determine which candidate is most qualified for the position. At the PTA meeting where the board members are elected, the nominating committee officially nominates all selected candidates for final vote by the assembly. This committee requires a very short time commitment (usually one meeting near the beginning of May, plus attendance at the May PTA meeting), but has a very big impact on who is elected to the subsequent year's PTA Executive Board.

All board positions are open each year.  Sitting board members do not have first-shot at any of the board positions, which include:  President; Vice President; Treasurer; Recording Secretary; Corresponding Secretary.

Interested in Being on the Board?

Interested in being on the PTA Board, not sure if it’s right for you?
If you are interested in being on the PTA Board for the upcoming school year but want some more information you can:
- Contact the current position holder and get information on time commitment, responsibilities, training, and any other questions you may have.
- If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you, ask to ‘shadow’ a current board member.

Once you are ready to submit your name for nomination...
- Write a Letter of Intent that briefly describes why you want to hold the position, what skills you make you a qualified candidate, some brief comments about what you’d like to do if elected.
- Submit your Letter of Intent to the Nominating Committee by the deadline (generally at least 30 days prior to the election).
- If you have any questions about the election process, reach out to the Nominating Committee Chair or refer to PTA Bylaws.

What about Committee Chairs, are they elected positions?
Committee Chairs are not elected. To serve as a committee chair, the interested party contacts the PTA President. If more than one person offers to serve as the chair for the committee they may be asked to co-chair or the PTA Board will select the chair from interested parties.

Who serves on the Nominating Committee?
The Nominating Committee is comprised of at least:
- 1 Committee Chair
- 2 Members at Large

Election Timeline

As per the Bylaws:
March General Meeting -- Nominating Committee is elected. Nominating Committee chooses their own Chairman before the Conclusion of the March General Meeting. Committee Chair Name referenced on Committees Page is elected Chair from Prior Year.

March - April; Candidates submit Letters of Intent to Nominating Committee Chair.

April (one month prior to May meeting) - Nominating Committee selects and announces candidate(s) for each open office at least 30 days prior to the May General Meeting.

May Meeting -- Candidate Elections-- ballot based on Nominating Committee Recommendations and any Nominations from the Floor.

Letters of Intent

Click on any position below to download the Letter of Intent for that position:

 - President

 - Vice President

 - Treasurer

 - Recording Secretary

 - Corresponding Secretary