Conference 2017

Conference 2017

 TASSO 2017 Annual Conference & AGM Program

TASSO 2017 Annual Conference & AGM Agenda Items

TASSO 2017 Annual Conference & AGM Appointment of Proxy

MOTIONS TO AGM RESULTS

Motion 1: That this conference demand the Department of State Growth ensure the safety of Forth Primary School families accessing the school and that of other road users. CARRIED.

Motion 2: That this conference call on the Minister for Education and Training to withdraw the proposed legislation to lower the school age (Clause 8 and 9 of the new Education Act) in preference of retaining the existing entry age for Tasmanian Schools. WITHDRAWN.

Motion 3: That this Conference call on Government to make an amendment to the act and re-instate student membership to School Associations in Secondary and Post-Secondary Colleges with full voting rightsCARRIED.

Motion 4: That this conference write to the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) stating that the banning of smoking at all school crossings within Tasmania is supported by TASSO. CARRIED.

Motion 5a: That this Conference calls on the Minister for Education to direct the Secretary to compile clear instructions and definitions for levies, fees and other charges. CARRIED.

Motion 5b: That this Conference calls on the Minister for Education to make a directive to principals that there must be clear and authentic consultation with School Association Committee’s and that for all fees, levies and other charges:

A clear procedure for setting the amounts is developed

The reason for the amounts is communicated to the school association

Identification of the items and activities that levies, fees and other charges cover

Assurance that the amounts are as minimal as possible. CARRIED.

Motion 5c: That this Conference calls on the Minister for Education and Training to direct the DoE and its principals to:

Treat those entering into payment plans to be treated with respect and spoken with in a confidential setting when negotiating flexible plans.

Payment plans must allow parents to negotiate a minimum amount payable over an agreed reasonable and acceptable time period.

The initiation of legal proceedings to recover outstanding amounts should be the last course of action after all other avenues have been exhausted and there is a clear demonstration that those responsible for the debt have the ability to pay. CARRIED.

Motion 6: That this Conference calls on the Minister for Education and Training, to commence a comprehensive review of the Student Assistant Scheme pertaining to eligibility and if there is an impact on what schools offer in the way of learning resources when there is a higher percentage of students eligible for STAS as compared to those schools who have a lower percentage of students who receive STAS, with input from stakeholders. CARRIED.

Motion 7: That TASSO Funding of Education Policy B 9.3, which is:

TASSO does not, through its own organisation, directly promote or endorse any commercial product or service. Be deleted. CARRIED.

Motion 8: That Rule 3. Association Office of the TASSO Constitution be amended
From: The office of the Association shall be at 202 Liverpool Street, Hobart or any other place the committee determines.


To: The office of the Association shall be at a place the committee determines.
 CARRIED.

Motion 9: We amend Rule 5 (11) which currently is:

  1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION

(11) If the Association is wound up-

(a)          every member of the Association;  and

(b)          every person or association who, within the period of twelve months immediately preceding the commencement of the winding up, was a member of the Association –

is liable to contribute –

(c)           to the assets of the Association for payment of the debts or liabilities of the Association; and

(d)          for the costs, charges, and expenses of the winding up; and

(e)          for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.

To

  1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION

(11)        If the Association is wounded up –

  • or its endorsement as a deductible gift recipient is revoked (whichever occurs first), any surplus of the following assets shall be transferred to another organisation with similar objects, which is charitable at law, to which income tax deductible gifts can be made:

(i) Gifts of money or property for the principal purpose of the organisation

(ii) Contribution made in relation to an eligible fundraising event held for principal purpose of the association

(iii) Money received by the organisation / association because of such gifts and contributions

(b)          every member of the Association; and

(c)           every person or association who, within the period of twelve months immediately preceding the commencement of the winding up, was a member of the Association –

is liable to contribute –

(d)          to the assets of the Association for payment of the debts or liabilities of the Association; and

(e)          for the costs, charges, and expenses of the winding up; and

(f) for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves. CARRIED.

Motion 10: Amend Rule 19 Votes which is currently: (5) At any conference, motions not received by the Association in accordance with these rules, may be dealt with if agreed by a 2/3 majority of voting delegates present, with the exception of constitutional amendments.

To: (5) At any annual conference, annual general meeting or special general meeting motions not received by the Association in accordance with these rules, may be dealt with if agreed by a 2/3 majority of voting delegates present, with the exception of constitutional amendments. CARRIED.

Late Motion 1: Don College Association (school community) asks that this conference call on the Minister for Education and Training and the State Government to demand that they provide the necessary funding to replace the ageing temporary terrapins with safer purpose built classroom facilities. CARRIED.

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