Summer 2017

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32 ATPE NEWS HOUSE OF DELEGATES ATPE members representing local units from across the state will convene at the ATPE House of Delegates (HOD) on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during the ATPE Summit. Delegates will elect the 2017-18 ATPE state officers and vote on proposed bylaws amendments and resolutions as well as changes to the ATPE Legislative Program. Are you an ATPE delegate? Here's what you need to know! Being an ATPE delegate is an honor, but it's also responsibility. As a delegate, your job is to read and consider the information that will be presented during the 2017 ATPE Summit. Your board of directors has invested months in preparation of these proposals, but you will have a short time to debate and vote on important bylaws amendments that could affect the future of your association. Learn what you need to know, speak up at HOD, and vote! ATPE is member owned and member gov- erned, and we're proud of it. This is your chance to speak up on behalf of your fellow ATPE members. Where can you find the information you need? Proposed Bylaws Amendments You can read the specific bylaws amendments at They were also emailed to all members on or before May 26. (If you haven't logged in to your account on and updated your email address, please do that today!) Proposed Resolutions If approved by the 2017 HOD, ATPE will issue an honorary resolution to Past State President Cory Colby. The Resolutions Committee recommends that all standing resolutions be re-adopted with one amendment and one proposed new resolution. Read the full version of the resolutions at Proposed ATPE Legislative Program The HOD will also vote on amendments to the ATPE Legislative Program, a list of the association's positions on education policies under the purview of the Texas legislature, state agencies, and the federal government. The program guides ATPE Governmental Relations in its work. Delegates and other members wishing to view the proposed changes should visit Questions? If you have questions, reach out to your region president or your region director. Find your region president's info at Your-ATPE/ATPE-TOC and your director's info at board-of-directors. You can also contact ATPE directly at 2017 WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE 2017 ATPE SUMMIT!

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