Act, By-laws & Code of Ethics (NLTA ABC Booklet)
The 49 branches of the NLTA form the framework that holds the Association together. Branches give members the opportunity to have input into the operation of the Association in formal ways, such as through the election of delegates and the development of policy for the Biennial General Meeting, and through informal contacts and exchange of ideas.
The NLTA President is the Chairperson of the Provincial Executive Council responsible for all policy development and governance matters and is the official spokesperson for the Association. The President is recognized as the political head of the organization and represents the Association and teachers in all matters related to NLTA policy and business.
Created in 1890, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association has played a significant role in the development of education in our province.
The NLTA has policies governing virtually every aspect of its operation. The complete Policy Handbook is made available on this website through the NLTA Policies link.
The Provincial Executive Council operates through a series of standing and ad hoc committees. Teachers from across the province serve as members of these committees with each committee generally centralized in one particular area of the province. The President, Vice-President and the 10 other elected members, together with some members of administrative staff, meet on a regular basis to transact the business of the Association.
The role of the NLTA school representative is an essential one within the NLTA organization. Through an effective school representative system, a channel of communication opens between every teacher and the branch president, the branch executive, the provincial executive and the provincial president of our Association.
Special Interest Councils are professional learning communities dedicated to life-long learning and the ongoing professional growth of NLTA members. Their mandate includes offering a range of professional development programs, including conferences, institutes, focus groups, teleconferences, and e-learning initiatives.
The direction of the Association lies with the Provincial Executive Council. The Council meet on a regular basis throughout the year. In addition to the Provincial Executive Council there are 27 staff members employed at the NLTA office.