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Advisories to Members
ETFO issues advisories to members on various issues of concern, giving direction on government and agency initiatives. There are currently two advisories in effect.
Definition and Procedure for Advisories
A Member Advisory is a position adopted by the Executive to provide its best advice to members about what to do and refrain from doing.
A member Advisory responds to actions taken by the government, its arm’s length organizations, and school boards that have a negative impact on members or on public education.
A Member Advisory shall be:
developed, approved, issued, and withdrawn by motion of the Executive.
reviewed by the Executive on an annual basis through a report from the general secretary and a determination be made to revise, rescind, or re-issue.
posted on the ETFO website, communicated to local presidents, and distributed through steward’s mailings.
The status of the various Member Advisories, as determined by the Executive, will be reported to the Annual Meeting in the Supplementary Report of the General Secretary.
If members do not heed the advice provided by an advisory they will not be subject to discipline.