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AAEA was incorporated over 30 years ago with the goal of seeking continual improvement in the quality of education and educational leadership in Arkansas. To this end, AAEA has committed itself to supporting school leaders through legislative representation, advocacy and professional learning opportunities.
The AAEA is an umbrella association with twelve constituent educational administrator organizations. All school administrators who are members of the AAEA are also members of at least one of the constituent organizations.

Our commitment to education and school leadership remains as strong today as it did in 1976, representing approximately 2,500 school administrators.



Read more about the AAEA:
 


Benefits of Membership

Mission, Vision, Goals

Constitution & Bylaws

Code of Ethics

 

Benefits of Membership

Providing service to members is the reason for the AAEA's existence. Some of the services we provide are listed below.

  • Communications -- The collection and dissemination of information pertinent to the membership of the organization is an important part of the services provided. The AAEA publishes a monthly newsletter, the Administrator, two quarterly journals, The Instructional Leader and School Law Review, and provides information through this web page. Several of the constituent associations also publish newsletters for their members.
  • Professional Development -- The Association sponsors state and regional conferences, workshops and electronic learning opportunities for the professional growth of its members. The constituent associations also assist with professional development at state and national levels.

  • Legislative Influence -- During the Arkansas General Assembly, AAEA staff attend and testify before committees, vital to education, conduct weekly briefings for members, and maintain a daily web page of legislative action. Following adjournment of the General Assembly, the Law Supplement which contains education laws enacted during the new session is posted on the AAEA website and available to all members. The Association also maintains contact with members of the Arkansas General Assembly and the U.S. Congress on a continuing basis.

  • Coordination with Other School-Related Organizations -- The AAEA maintains contact and partnerships with other school-related state organizations which are dedicated to the improvement of educational programs.

  • Placement Assistance -- The AAEA assists in administrator placement by disseminating to its membership in its monthly newsletter a listing of administrative vacancies that exist within the state.

  • Professional Staff Recruitment Assistance -- The AAEA offers to its members on a subscription basis, an online job-site database. Subscribers may post teaching and administrative job opportunities in their school districts on the job-site. Job posting include comprehensive information about vacancies and application information. Educators looking for a position in Arkansas can browse the job listing at no cost.

  • Legal Services -- The AAEA provides limited legal services to members on issues that cannot appropriately be handled by the local school district's attorney.

Mission, Vision, Goals

AAEA prides itself on being a professional association offering a full line of services, all critical to the success of today’s busy school administrator. Prompted by a self-study process, the AAEA Board of Directors has adopted a mission and vision statement. Goals were added to give focus to the Association’s work. 

The Board’s intent was to create a plan document to guide the organization toward achievement of its vision while providing staff maximum freedom to innovate and lead the organization.

The mission statement is an expression of the Association’s reason for being. The vision describes what the future will be when goals are met and the mission is fulfilled. This work provides standards of organizational behavior and reflects commitment to meeting demands of a new era.


Mission:
The Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators is a united alliance of diverse school leaders and an effective force for the highest quality public education for all children. Our mission is to insure high standards of leadership by providing quality professional development, influencing education legislation and policy, stimulating and fostering support and building successful coalitions.

Vision:
AAEA’s vision is to be the primary resource for school administrators by promoting and providing leadership for the advancement of education, and by engaging in activities that foster a public understanding and support for quality education.

Goals:

  • To provide programs and activities that focus on leadership development resulting in high levels of student achievement

  • To impact laws, policies and regulations to improve the quality and value of education for all children 

  • To recognize and respect diversity and to build upon commonalities between the various constituent groups within AAEA to achieve mutual goals to benefit the students of Arkansas

  • To be the professional home for all Arkansas school administrators by providing the resources and tools necessary for effective leadership that results in greater student achievement

  • To be the connecting point and one-stop access for school leaders by providing a comprehensive website to bring news, information and advocacy on vital issues pertaining to education and children

  • To be recognized and respected by state and federal policy makers as leaders in education and advocates for children

Constitution

Article I – Name 

Section 1. The name of this Association shall be the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. Within the body of this Constitution, the Association shall be referred to as the AAEA.

Article II – Duration 

Section 1. The period of its duration is perpetual.

Article III – Purposes

Section 1. The purpose of the AAEA shall be:

1.     to maintain and elevate the professional and ethical standards of the educational profession in Arkansas;

2.     to improve the educational standards in the schools in the State of Arkansas;

3.     to promote the welfare and the professional growth of the members of the Association;

4.     to establish and maintain a liaison between other professional organizations with like purposes;

5.     to develop a favorable relationship with the public and the elected officials of the State of Arkansas;

6.     to provide a means for the membership to have a collective influence on the establishment and execution of educational policies within Arkansas, and;

7.     to keep the membership informed of state and national events and activities that would promote or adversely affect education in Arkansas.

Article IV – Structure

Section 1. The AAEA shall be a professional organization composed of all members of state educational administrator organizations that are affiliated with the Association, and it shall be governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives from the affiliated associations.

Article V - Associational Affiliation

Section 1. Eligible Associations. All duly constituted state educational administrator associations, whose members engage in administration or supervision, are eligible to apply for affiliation with the AAEA. Any affiliated association may, upon a majority vote of its membership and written notification to the AAEA Board of Directors, disaffiliate with the AAEA. The AAEA Board of Directors shall have the sole authority to accept or reject organizations that may apply for affiliation with the AAEA.

Article VI - Dissolution / Disposition of Assets

Section 1. Whenever, for any reason, the AAEA is dissolved or is no longer able to accomplish and carry out the specific purposes for which the AAEA was formed, the Board of Directors shall terminate the affairs of the AAEA, pay its debts, and after this has been done, any and all of the remaining assets shall be assigned and conveyed, without consideration, to the Permanent School Revolving Loan Fund of the State of Arkansas for use and benefit of the children of the state, and as such will be furtherance of the educational purpose to which the AAEA is dedicated.

Article VII – Members

Membership in AAEA shall consist of individual, corporate, honorary, associate, emeritus, and institutional membership.

Section 1. Individual Membership. Individual membership shall be open to persons engaged in any phase of school administration, directly or indirectly, and those persons who serve in both public and/or private educational institutions, persons having instructional responsibilities in the field of educational administration, the State Department of Education, and Department of Higher Education. Individual membership shall be a dual membership providing for membership in both AAEA and the selected affiliated association. Persons holding individual membership in AAEA are eligible to vote, and participate in activities of AAEA.

Section 2. Corporate Membership. Corporate membership shall be open to businesses wishing to reach and influence the educational marketplace in Arkansas and willing to partner with AAEA. Business/persons holding corporate membership will not be eligible to vote, hold office, or receive insurance benefits. 

Section 3. Honorary Membership. An honorary membership may be conferred upon an individual by the Association at its annual meetings. Persons holding an honorary membership shall not have the right to vote, hold office, or receive insurance benefits.

Section 4. Associate Membership. Associate membership shall be open to any persons not employed as a school administrator who is actively pursuing, or has already completed, a graduate program in educational administration. Persons holding an associate membership shall not have the right to vote, hold office, or receive insurance benefits.

Section 5. Emeritus Membership. Emeritus membership will be made available to individuals having completed their careers in educational administration or in a related field. Persons holding an emeritus membership shall not have the right to vote, hold office, or receive insurance benefits.

Section 6. Institutional Membership. Institutional membership will be made available to college/university administrators and to administrators of agencies affiliated with education. Persons holding an institutional or agency membership are eligible to vote and participate in activities of AAEA.

Article VIII - Officers of the Association

Section 1. The officers of the AAEA shall consist of the president, vice-president / president- elect, secretary-treasurer and past-president. Officers shall serve from July 1 to June 30, or until a successor is chosen. 

Section 2. The officers shall be elected by the membership of the AAEA at large.

Section 3. President. The term of president shall be for one year. The president shall be selected from the representatives of the AAESP, AASSP, AASA and (AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA) each fourth year.

Section 4. Vice-president/President-Elect. The term of the vice-president/president-elect shall be for one year. The vice-president/president-elect shall succeed to the office of president. The vice-president/president-elect shall be selected from the representatives of the AAESP, AASSP, AASA and (AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA) each fourth year.

Section 5. Secretary-Treasurer. The term of secretary-treasurer shall be for one year. The secretary-treasurer shall succeed to the office of vice-president/president-elect. The secretary- treasurer shall be selected on a rotating basis from the representatives of the AAESP, AASSP, AASA, and from (AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA) each fourth year.

Section 6. Past-President. The term of the past-president shall be for one year.

Section 7. In the event of a vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President/President- Elect, the next officer in the line of succession shall move into the vacated position, and a new officer shall be elected for the office of Secretary-Treasurer.  If a vacancy occurs in the Secretary-Treasurer’s position, a special election shall be held and a new Secretary-Treasurer elected representing the same affiliate association.  

Article IX - Board of Directors

Section 1. Membership. Membership of the Board of Directors of the AAEA shall consist of representatives of the affiliated associations and four officers elected at large.

Section 2. Associational Representation. Each affiliated association shall be entitled to the following representation on the Board of Directors:

AAESP Three (3) Representatives 
AASSP Three (3) Representatives
AASA Three (3) Representatives
AASBO One (1) Representative
AASEA One (1) Representative
AAGEA One (1) Representative
AACIA One (1) Representative
ArkASPA One (1) Representative
AAMLA One (1) Representative
AACTEA One (1) Representative
AAFC One (1) Representative

ASPMA One (1) Representative

Section 3. Membership Terms. Representatives from the AAESP, AASSP and AASA shall serve on the AAEA Board of Directors for a term of three (3) years on a staggered year basis. The Board of Directors of each association shall make provisions for staggering the terms of their representatives on the AAEA Board of Directors. The representatives on the Board of Directors from AAGEA, AASEA, AASBO, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA, shall serve one or two-year terms as determined by the Boards of their Associations.

Section 4. The officers of the AAEA shall be selected on a rotating basis at four-year intervals from the AAESP, AASSP, AASA and (AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA).

Section 5. Election of AAEA Officers.

In the years that the officer is elected from the membership of AASA, AAESP, and AASSP, the affiliated association(s) from which an officer is to be elected shall furnish a list of three nominees from its membership by February 1.

In the year that the officer is elected from the membership of AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA, each association shall furnish a list of one nominee from its membership by February 1.

A ballot listing the nominees shall be sent to the membership of the Association by March 1. All ballots must be completed and returned by March 21 to be valid. The results of the election shall be sent to all members by April 1. 

The nominee receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected and shall assume office on July 1. 

The Board of Directors shall establish and supervise election procedures.

Article X - Rebate of Membership Dues To Affiliates

Section 1. The AAEA shall collect the combined membership dues and shall return to the member's affiliated association that portion which has been determined by the AAEA Board of Directors.

Article XI - Standing Committees

Section 1. There shall be three standing committees whose membership shall consist of at least one representative from each of the affiliated associations. The size of each committee shall be determined annually by the AAEA Board of Directors.

Section 2. The standing committees shall be:
(1) Legislative Committee (State and Federal)
(2) Auditing Committee
(3) Program Committee

Section 3. The duties and responsibilities of each committee shall be listed in the Bylaws.

Section 4. The AAESP, AASSP, and AASA shall be represented equally on all standing committees. The AASBO, AASEA, AAGEA, AACIA, ArkASPA, AAMLA, AACTEA, AAFC, and ASPMA shall be represented equally on all standing committees. 

Section 5. All committee members shall be selected by the various affiliated associations.

Section 6. The AAEA Vice-President/President-Elect shall serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees.

Article XII – Funds

Section 1. The Board of Directors of AAEA shall have the authority to adopt and revise an annual operating budget and to expend any or all funds accrued to AAEA.

Article XIII – Staff

Section 1. The Board of Directors of AAEA shall have the authority to employ staff, to set salaries, and to discharge staff.

Article XIV - Authority, Duties, and Responsibilities

 Section 1. Except for the authority, duties, and responsibilities listed in this Constitution, all other authority, duties, and responsibilities of the organization and the officers thereof shall be set forth in the Bylaws. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to act on all matters that are not prohibited by the Constitution.

Article XV – Corporation

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to incorporate this Association as a nonprofit organization under the statutes of the state of Arkansas.

Article XVI – Ratification

Section 1. The Constitution shall become effective when it has been ratified by a majority vote of the respective associations.

Article XVII - Rules of Order

Section 1. Roberts' Rules of Order, Revised, shall guide in all business meetings of this Association.

Article XVIII – Amendments

Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors of AAEA at least sixty (60) days prior to the state Association meeting in which the vote is to be taken.

The Board of Directors may submit the proposed amendment to the membership at an associational meeting. The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the voting members present at any annual meeting or special meeting of the Association, except that the amendment shall be submitted to the Individual Membership in writing at least thirty (30) days before being presented.

Upon the approval of the Board of Directors, proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws may be submitted to the membership, with the ballot to be returned to the Association within thirty (30) days after it is sent by the Association.

Bylaws

Article I - Board of Directors' Duties and Responsibilities

Section 1. The Board of Directors of AAEA shall have the authority to:

make rules and assign responsibilities to all standing and special committees;

1.     develop ways and means of cooperation between professional associations whose aims are not in conflict with the purposes of this association;

2.     secure benefits such as group insurance, liability insurance, and membership privileges with individuals and corporations for the membership of AAEA;

3.     make an annual report of the activities of the Association. This report will cover a fiscal year, July 1 through June 30;

4.     collect membership dues;

5.     expend funds of the Association;

6.     make and revise the annual budget;

7.     employ and discharge staff;

8.     set staff salaries;

9.     schedule meetings of the Association;

10.  carry out and enforce the rules governing membership in the Association;

11.  make all necessary rules and regulations to carry out the purpose of the Association;

12.  authorize an associational newsletter or magazine in order to keep all members informed;

13.  provide services such as publications, conferences, research, individual counseling, and other services that are not in conflict with the purposes of this Association.

Article II - Officers' Duties and Responsibilities

Section 1. President

1.     Preside or arrange for presiding officers at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and special committees.

2.     Appoint all special committees and the chairperson of each special committee with consent of the Board of Directors.

3.     Perform all other duties normally assigned to this office.

Section 2. Vice-President / President-Elect

1.     Act as presiding officer of the Board of Directors in the absence of the president.

2.     Serve as ex-officio member of all standing committees.

3.     Keep the Board of Directors informed of activities of the standing committees.

4.     Complete the term as president of the Board of Directors in the event that the office of president of the Board of Directors becomes vacant.

5.     Serve as chairperson for the program committee.

Section 3. Secretary-Treasurer

In conjunction with the AAEA office staff,

keep a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board of Directors,

1.     provide a copy of minutes to all members of the Board of Directors,

2.     keep an accurate list of all members of the Association,

3.     receive and deposit in the bank all funds received by the Association,

4.     keep accurate financial records of all funds of the Association,

5.     pay all bills approved for payment by the Board of Directors, and

6.     provide a treasurer's report at each regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

Article III - Committees' Duties and Responsibilities

Section 1. Legislative Committee (State and Federal)

1.     Develop a legislative program that would be in the best interest of this Association.

2.     Review all legislation, both state and federal, and recommend a course of action to the Association.

3.     Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Auditing Committee

1.     Make provisions for the auditing of all of the Association's financial transactions, equipment, and facilities.

2.     Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Program Committee

1.     Plan and develop, in cooperation with the Board of Directors, the annual meetings.

2.     Cause to be published an agenda of the annual meeting.

3.     Schedule reports of all standing committees and/or special committees at the annual meeting.

Article IV - Special Committees' Duties and Responsibilities

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to assign the duties and responsibilities of special committees.

Section 2. A special committee shall cease to exist when it has completed its work or when it has reached the date that might have been set for the completion of its work.

Article V – Amendments

Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Individual Membership present at the annual or special meeting, provided that proposed amendments to the Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors sixty (60) days prior to the state Association meeting in which the vote is to be taken and members of the Association must receive the proposed amendments at least thirty (30) days prior to the date that it is presented. Upon the approval of the Board of Directors, proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws may be submitted to the membership by mail or e-mail, with the ballot to be returned to the Association within thirty (30) days after it is sent by the Association.

Article VI - Membership Dues

The annual membership fee for each type of membership shall be the amount set forth in this Article. Membership shall be from July 1 to June 30.

Section 1. Individual Membership. Beginning on July 1, 1979, the dues for individual membership shall be based on one's salary for the preceding year. The current schedule for dues is as follows:

Salary Range               Dues

$190,000-$200,000      $460

$180,000-$189,999      $440

$170,000-$179,999      $420

$160,000-$169,999      $400

$150,000-$159,999      $380

$140,000-$149,999      $360

$130,000-$139,999      $340

$120,000-$129,999      $320

$110,000-$119,999      $300

$100,000-$109,999      $280

    $90,000-$99,999      $260

    $80,000-$89,999      $240

    $70,000-$79,999      $220

    $60,000-$69,999      $200

    $50,000-$59,999      $180

    $40,000-$49,999      $160

       Below $39,999      $140

Section 2. Corporate Sponsorship. Businesses wishing to reach and influence the educational marketplace in Arkansas are invited to partner with AAEA. Levels of sponsorship include: Prestigious (annual investment of $15,000); Distinguished (annual investment of $10,000); Arkansas Diamond (annual investment of $5,000); Platinum (annual investment of $2,500); Gold (annual investment of $1,500); and Silver (annual investment of $750). 

Section 3. Honorary Membership. No membership fee.

Section 4. Associate Membership. Dues for associate membership shall be twenty-five dollars ($25) per year.

Section 5. Emeritus Membership. Dues for emeritus membership shall be ten dollars ($10) per year or $200 for a lifetime membership.

Section 6. Institutional Membership.
            Colleges/Universities ($250 – up to three members)
 
            Agencies ($150 per member)

 

 

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