CAAA By-Laws


ARTICLE I: Name and Purpose
The name of the association shall be the Connecticut Arts Administrators Association, hereinafter referred to as “CAAA”.  

The purpose of the association shall be:
      A. To provide a forum for the dissemination of exemplary arts education practices in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Art.
      B. To provide professional development to assist those responsible for local arts education in informing students’ arts learning or improve the ability of               those responsible for local arts education to improve students’ arts learning.
      C. To provide a vehicle for communication and collaborating with the State Department of Education, other state arts and education organizations, and             teacher preparation institutions.
      D. To provide a forum in which leaders of arts education from diverse settings can participate in the setting of statewide policies affecting
           local arts education.
      E. To engage in other activities that increase students’ access to quality education in all of the arts.

ARTICLE II: Membership 

An Arts Administrator, to be considered for membership in this organization shall:

     A. Serve as an arts educator or arts supervisor, or

     B. Be duly appointed by his/her supervisory board to act as a district administrator/coordinator or teacher leader, or

     C. Work in a supervisory capacity with other teachers in the same Arts or related field, in more than one school building on a full or part-

          time basis, or

     D. Work as a college-level Arts or related field department chairperson or designated representative, in a college with an arts or related field 

          certification program. or

     E. Serve as an arts-in-residence consultant or resource

     F. Be a retired arts educator or arts supervisor


ARTICLE III:  Officers 

The officers of this organization who shall be elected for a two year term shall be:

Elected Every Two Years (Odd Years)
     A. President, who will prepare the agenda and chair the meetings.
     B. Vice-President, who will serve as an officer for two years before becoming President.
     C. Past President, who will serve as an officer for two years after being President.

Elected Every Two Years (Even Years)
     D. A Treasurer, who will receive and disburse all association funds, prepare statements and reports at the direction of the officers, and the membership.
     E. A Secretary, who will record minutes, and maintain a file of minutes. 

Elected Odd Years
    F. Chairpersons from CMEA, CAEA, EDTA, CDA and CAAE, who are appointed by those organizations.
    G. A membership chairperson.
    H. The State Arts Consultant(s) will serve as an ex-officio advisor of the organization.



ARTICLE IV Executive Director

The Executive Director is a non-compensated position with no term limit appointed by the officers to assure and maintain the mission of the organization and to carry out the goals and initiatives identified by the elected officers. The Executive Director reports directly to the President. The responsibilities of the Executive Director would include, but not be limited to:

    A. Prepare and present an organizational annual report and 501c3 and required tax filings.

    B. Identify, develop and maintain relationships with foundations, corporations, state arts and educational organizations, and individuals.

    C. Facilitate the continuity of organizational protocols and procedures.

    D. Assist officers with the implementation of identified projects, goals and initiatives, including membership development.

Revised July 2020