Teacher qualifications

97 There is hereby established a board to be known as the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board.

98(1) The University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge shall each be entitled to appoint one member to the Board.

(2) The Department of Education shall be entitled to appoint two members to the Board.

(3) The Alberta School Boards Association shall be entitled to appoint two members to the Board.

(4) The Association shall be entitled to appoint three members to the Board.

(5) Each member shall hold office for two years from the ­effective date of appointment.

(6) If a member of the Board is unwilling or unable to complete a term, the organization that appointed the member is entitled to appoint an alternate member to serve the balance of the term.

(7) The chair of the Board shall be one of the members appointed by the Association.

(8) The chair shall, in addition to duties as chair of the Board meetings, be entitled to express views, make motions, and vote on each and every question coming before the Board at any regular or special meeting.

99 It shall be the duty of the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board:
(a) to develop and establish principles which shall provide the basis for evaluation of years of teacher education for salary purposes and to authorize publication of such principles from time to time,
(b) to advise the qualifications secretary with respect to the principles which have been adopted by the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board,
(c) to serve as a board for final review and appeal in any dispute which may arise concerning a statement of qualifications issued by the qualifications secretary, and
(d) to adopt bylaws for its own operation not inconsistent with other provisions of these bylaws.

100 A statement of qualifications shall be based upon the principles for evaluation of years of teacher education and shall set forth the level of qualifications the person therein named has ­attained.

101(1) Applications for statements of qualifications shall in the first instance be directed to and dealt with by an employee of the Association to be known as the qualifications secretary.

(2) The qualifications secretary shall as soon as practicable after receipt of an application issue to the applicant a statement of qualifications.

(3) In ruling upon applications, the qualifications secretary shall have regard to the documentary evidence submitted by the applicant and any other evidence submitted in accordance with the procedures established by the Board.

102 An applicant who is dissatisfied with a statement of qualifications issued by the qualifications secretary may request a ­review of the case by the Teacher Qualifications Committee.

103(1) The Teacher Qualifications Committee shall consist of not more than seven members of whom one shall be the chair.

(2) Each of the following shall be entitled to appoint one member:
(a) the University of Alberta,
(b) the University of Calgary,
(c) the Department of Education,
(d) the University of Lethbridge.

(3) The Association shall appoint three members, one of whom shall be chair.

(4) Neither the chair nor any other member shall also be a member of the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board.

(5) Each member shall hold office for two years from the effective date of appointment.

(6) If a member of the committee is unwilling or unable to complete a term, the organization that appointed the member is entitled to appoint an alternate member to serve the balance of the term.

(7) The qualifications secretary of the Association shall be the secretary of the Teacher Qualifications Committee and shall attend its meetings for the purpose of explaining and elaborating upon the statement of qualifications which is the subject matter of any review.

(8) The Teacher Qualifications Committee shall promptly deal with and rule upon:
(a) an application for a statement of qualifications referred to it by the qualifications secretary,
(b) a request by an applicant for a review of a statement of qualifications issued by the qualifications secretary.

(9) In ruling upon requests for review, the Teacher Qualifications Committee shall have regard to the documentary evidence submitted by the applicant and any other evidence submitted in accordance with the procedures established by the Board.

104 The chair and two other members personally present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum of the committee.

105(1) An applicant who is dissatisfied with a ruling made by the Teacher Qualifications Committee pursuant to Bylaw 102(8) may appeal therefrom to the Board.

(2) The Board shall promptly deal with and determine such appeal and its decision shall be final and binding.

(3) In ruling upon appeals, the Board shall have regard to evidence submitted in accordance with procedures established by the Board and in addition shall afford the appellant an opportunity of making personal representations.

106(1) The fees to be charged to applicants for a statement of qualifications shall be those prescribed from time to time by the Association.

(2) The Association shall provide, as determined from time to time, clerical staff, premises, furniture, supplies, and reimbursement for travel expenses and subsistence, and may pay any honoraria approved from time to time.