MSCA Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
March 8, 2002
Worcester State College
J. Alberghene, B. Art, G. Concannon, A. Goyette, G. Kaza, P. Markunas, P. McGee, J. McKeon, F. Minasian, C. O’Donnell, L. Paolillo, G. Price, N. Price, S. Schlossberg, M. Seider, J. Stonehouse, J. Tetreault, D. Twiss.
D. Sirutis, M. Stern, E. Dorsey (Bridgewater), A. Bernstein (Fitchburg – AAO)
Orders of the Day:
It was moved and seconded to approve the orders of the day. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of 1 February 2002. The motion passed.
Report of the MSCA Affirmative Action Committee:
It was moved and seconded to receive the Affirmative Action Committee report. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded recommend an Amendment (Section 6, Affirmative Action Committee) to the MSCA Constitution to the MSCA Delegate Assembly. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to discuss the full study and the pilot study. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to approve, in principle, Point I of the Affirmative Action Committee study for all nine campuses.
It was moved and seconded to amend the motion to limit the pilot survey to Point I and to use IPED statistics where available. The previous motion, as amended, passed.
MSCA Delegate Assembly:
It was moved and seconded to discuss the proposal to hold a gubernatorial candidate forum at the MSCA Delegate Assembly. The motion passed.
Health and Welfare Trust:
Dave Twiss delivered the Health and Welfare Trust report that focused on the switch from Delta Dental to Met Life.
The President’s Report:
It was moved and seconded to recommend Leonard Paolillo to serve on the NEA Legislation Committee. The motion passed.
President Markunas discussed Advocacy Day, April 2, at the State House. It was noted that the MSCA will not pick up expenses for members to participate in Advocacy Day.
It was moved and seconded to ask the COP to pay expenses for Advocacy Day activities. The motion passed.
President Markunas also discussed the state budget crisis, GIC health insurance changes (co-payments), the 2002 governor’s race and miscellaneous matters.
After a brief discussion of MCAS scores, it was moved and seconded that the MSCA Board of Directors oppose the placing of MCAS scores on school transcripts. The motion passed.
Miles Stern, MTA Consultant, reported on MSCA continuing education issues.
MSCA Vice President Minasian reported on issues ranging from merit to professional developmen
Treasurer Price moved to pay $2000 to the data base chair for work done this year. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to move $2500 from the 9085 Account (Elections) to the 9070 Account (Communications) to cover a deficit. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to move $500 from the 9044 Account to the 9065 Account (Affirmative Action). The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to adopt the delegate allocation by chapter for the MSCA Delegate Assembly. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to waive the election for NEA delegates and to certify Patricia Markunas, Charles Wellens and Stanley Jackson as the MSCA’s delegates to the NEA-RA. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to award the MSCA Friend of Education to former MSCA President William Murphy, to be presented at the MSCA Delegate Assembly. President Markunas objected to this motion. After some discussion, the motion was approved.
Chapter Presidents’ Reports:
The chapter presidents reported on various activities taking place on their campuses.
After losing a quorum of Board members, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Gerald Concannon, Secretary, MSCA