- Approved the 2024/25 proposed budget for presentation to locals.
- Approved, for presentation to the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly, a resolution setting the annual fee payable by a full-time, active member at $1,437, effective Sept. 1.
- Approved, for presentation to the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly, a resolution setting the annual fee payable by an associate member at $215.55, effective Sept. 1.
- Authorized a $1.5 million transfer of operating cash within the 2023/24 fiscal year to a one-year GIC short-term investment and to debt repayment.
- Approved the name of one recipient for honorary membership in the Association, which is reserved for members and other persons who have given meritorious service to the teaching profession, to the Association or to the advancement of education.
- Authorized a contribution of $1,500 to the Education International Solidarity Fund to support Palestinian teacher colleagues and students in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
- Approved that members of Provincial Executive Council be provided with the opportunity to review and approve their photographic images prior to the publication of such images in ATA print or digital materials.
- Approved that the recently published and distributed district representative and table officer posters be replaced with posters depicting all members of Council and featuring new photographs that have been viewed and approved by each member of Provincial Executive Council, with a target distribution date of April.
- Authorized staff, in consultation with the Indigenous Advisory Circle, to prepare guidelines to assist convention associations to appropriately host invited Elders at conventions.
- Approved that each convention board be assigned an Indigenous Education PD facilitator to work with and advise the convention board in a nonvoting role.
- Approved in principle and referred the following to the Resolutions Committee for preparation of resolutions for the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly:
a) That the Association host a symposium in the 2024/25 school year, to develop an understanding of barriers and opportunities in accessing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers for events and projects within the Association and Alberta schools and provide recommendations to the Association, its subgroups and members;
b) That the Association urge school authorities to ensure teachers are permitted to use, and be addressed by, their chosen name and pronouns that align with their lived gender experience on/in all official capacities and school records, and within the everyday business of the school;
c) That the Association urge school authorities to ensure that all students are permitted to use, and will be addressed by, their chosen name and pronouns that align with their lived gender experience on/in all official capacities and school records, and within the everyday business of the school;
d) That the Association urge the Government of Alberta and school authorities to support the professional judgment of teachers when facilitating GSA activities; and
e) That the Association establish two seminars annually for local DEHR chairs.
- Approved the following as interim policy and referred to the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly for confirmation:
“Be it resolved that the Association support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and programming at Alberta postsecondary institutions and call upon the Government of Alberta to refrain from penalizing financially, or by other means, those Alberta postsecondary institutions that choose to implement DEI policy and/or maintain DEI offices.”
- Approved, for presentation to the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly, three executive resolutions to update Association policy as follows:
a) That school authorities recall teachers displaced due to emergency situations only when there is work for teachers to do, the work can be done safely and the work can be done in compliance with public health orders and recommendations and government declarations. Reasonable notice must be provided as per employment standards legislation;
b) That policy 18.104.22.168 be amended to read—School authorities should ensure that multigrade classrooms taught by one teacher contain no more than two consecutive grades or two distinct courses unless the classroom consists of students with exceptional learning needs or is located in a Hutterite school; and
c) That the Association urge school authorities to work with the Alberta Library to gain provincewide licenses to high-quality online resources for all Alberta classrooms.
- Approved that the reports on resolutions 2-44/23, 2-58/23 and 2-69/23 requiring report to the 2024 Annual Representative Assembly be published in the Resolutions Bulletin.
- Established an Ad Hoc Committee on Coordinating Communications to Members.
- Received the report of a Professional Conduct Appeal Committee, which upheld the decisions of a Professional Conduct Committee, with the exception of a reduced fine for one of the guilty charges from $6,000 to $3,000.
- Approved proposed timelines and appointed Council members to two selection committees for the recruitment of the positions of Coordinator, Teacher Employment Services, and Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services/Regulatory Affairs and Membership Support.
- Approved the names of three teachers for inclusion in the approved name bank for possible appointment as Indigenous Education PD facilitators.
- Adjusted the Association kilometrage rate to 67 cents, effective Jan. 1, 2024, representing the midpoint of the Canada Revenue Agency rates for 2024.
- Amended the Administrative Guidelines related to cellular telephone allowances and equipment allowances.
- Approved that the Association provide menstruation products in all public restrooms at Barnett House.
- Authorized up to three Council members to attend the Alberta Rural Education Symposium, taking place March 3–5, 2024 at Enoch, Alberta.
- Authorized all members of Council who identify as women to attend the Canadian Teachers’ Federation 2024 Women’s Symposium, taking place June 2–4, 2024 at Fredericton, New Brunswick.
- Approved the purchase of a table for eight at the 17th Annual Parkland Institute Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, taking place Feb. 29, 2024 at Edmonton, Alberta.
- Amended the local rebate model for delegates attending Summer Conference and amended the subsistence for local delegates travelling over 500 kilometres one way to and from Summer Conference.
- Amended the Summer Conference courses and seminars to run on a two-year cycle and reduced the Summer Conference program by one full day.
- Approved dates of key Association-sponsored meetings and Council meetings for the 2026/27 school year.
- Amended the Resolutions Committee frame of reference. ❚