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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990
AN ACT RESPECTING THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES' ASSOCIATION
1. This Act may be cited as the School Trustees' Association Act.
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2. In this Act
(a) "association" means the Newfoundland and Labrador School Trustees' Association;
(b) "board" means the board of directors of the association; and
(c) "school board" means a school board as defined in the Schools Act.
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3. The Newfoundland and Labrador School Trustees' Association is established an a corporation.
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4. The objects of the association are
(a) to consider and deal with matters relating to education and school administration in the province with a view to the betterment of education and school administration;
(b) to represent member school boards in the formation of a provincial education policy and to deal with matters of common interest to school boards;
(c) to provide a medium for the exchange of views and information on matters of mutual interest among the school boards holding membership in the association;
(d) to improve the knowledge and appreciation of the aims and objects of school boards;
(e) to provide professional help to school boards needing direction in proper administrative methods;
(f) to engage in educational research and to publish the results of that research;
(g) to cooperate with other recognized organizations in furthering the cause of education in the province;
(h) to take whatever steps are practicable to arouse and promote public interest in educational affairs;
(i) to cooperate and join with and help other similar associations in Canada having the same or similar objects as the association with the object of promoting mutual interests; and
(j) to cooperate for the promotion, guidance and improvement of legislation on educational and school questions which do not infringe on the established denominational rights of school boards.
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5. The association has the power to do things necessary or desirable for the attainment of its objects or incidental to those objects including, power
(a) to purchase, acquire, lease and hold real and personal property and to sell, convey and lease, mortgage or transfer that property;
(b) to borrow money from a person and to give security for money borrowed on the real and personal property of the association by way of mortgage or otherwise;
(c) to accept gifts, legacies or bequests which may be given to the association;
(d) to spend money of the association; and
(e) to do and perform acts and things incidental to and necessary for the purpose of effecting the objects set out in section 4.
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6. (1) Every school board is eligible to be a member of the association.
(2) As a condition of membership in the association, a member shall pay the membership fees as set out in the by-laws of the association.
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7. The membership fees of the association and other assessments shall be fixed at a general meeting of the association.
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8. The financial year of the association is from April 1 in one year to March 31 in the next year.
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Board of directors
9. Unless otherwise provided in this Act or the by-laws of the association, the powers of the association may be exercised by the board of directors.
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10. (1) The association in general meeting may pass by-laws consistent with this Act respecting
(a) the election of the board and officers of the association and their respective powers and duties;
(b) the management of property and affairs of the association;
(c) the internal organization, maintenance and administration of the association;
(d) committees of the association and their respective powers and duties;
(e) the fixing of annual and other fees payable by the members of the association;
(f) the time, place and conduct of the annual and other meetings of the association;
(g) meetings of the board;
(h) criteria for membership in the association; and
(i) other matters that it considers necessary or convenient for the promotion of its welfare and the conduct of its business.
(2) The Statutes and Subordinate Legislation Act does not apply to by-laws of the association made under subsection (1).
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11. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations to give effect to the purpose of this Act.
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12. This Act comes into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
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