As with any association, the STAA has bylaws that we must follow. If you wish to view these bylaws, we have provided a PDF file of them for you.
Section 1: Effective March 2, 1991, this organization shall be known as the “Student Transportation
Association of Alberta”.
Section 2: The location of the principal office of the organization shall be the address of the Executive
Secretary. The fiscal year shall be from January 1 of one year until December 31 of the same
Section 1: The objects and purposes of this Association shall be:
1. To promote and foster safety and efficiency in the provision of student transportation
service within the Province of Alberta.
2. To cooperate with existing allied industries and/or associations for the advancement of
3. To promote the general welfare of the Association and members through and by such
means as the Association shall from time to time determine.
Section 2: In the furtherance of the purposes and objectives, but not in limitation thereof, the Association
shall have the power:
1. To obtain national recognition to improve the public’s knowledge and image of school
transportation systems and to bring about a better understanding among the supervisors
and the pupil transportation officials.
2. To increase contacts among associations to share ideas and help solve mutual problems
and to assist members in promoting their transportation services.
3. To promote standardization of school bus specifications with due regard for differences in
geographical areas through the office of the Association and other recognized groups.
4. To act as a lobby group to Government to press for changes in the applicable Government
Acts or Regulations which the Association deems beneficial to the safety and efficiency of
the busing of school children in Alberta.
Section 1: 1. Full Membership
Any person engaged in an administrative position, employed by a Government agency,
with responsibility for student transportation service shall be eligible to become a
Member of this Association.
2. Honorary Life Membership
The Executive shall have the right to confer Honorary Life Membership in the
Association. Honorary Life Members will be exempt from payment of annual dues.
Section 2: Membership of any member may be terminated by:
1. Voluntary withdrawal as herein provided, or otherwise as may be provided in the bylaws.
The right of a member to vote and all other rights, privileges and interests of members in
or to the Association, its rights, privileges and property shall cease upon termination of
membership. Any member may withdraw from membership on not less than sixty (60)
days notice in writing to the Association.
2. Expulsion of such members by order of the Executive upon sixty (60) days written notice
for failure to pay or cause to be paid any amount owing this Association for dues, or any
other account whatsoever.
3. Any member expelled shall have the right to appeal to the membership at the next
4. The membership year shall run from January 1 st to December 31 st and any member who
has not renewed his membership by January 31 st in each year shall be deemed to have
Section 1: The Executive Officers of the Association shall consist of:
Operation Lifesaver Representative
Section 2: Only Association members with full membership status are eligible for election to the Executive. Each of the said Executive Officers shall hold office for a term of two (2) years or until their successor is elected. Elections for Executive Officers will be conducted at the Annual Membership Meeting when required.
Section 3: The President shall be limited to two (2) consecutive full terms of office. At the end of the second term, the President shall resign and become Past President. Following a term as Past President, a member will again be eligible to run for the office of President.
Section 4: The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and the Executive and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association.
Section 5: The Past President will act as advisor to the Executive, to ensure continuity of Association activities and shall have a vote at the Executive Meetings.
Section 6: The VicePresident shall discharge the duties of President in the absence or disability, for any cause whatsoever, of the latter, and in addition, such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed or delegated by the President.
Section 7: The Treasurer shall receive, or cause to be received, all monies paid to the Association and shall promptly deposit them, or cause them to be deposited, to the credit of the Association, in such bank, credit union, or treasury branch and the Executive Committee shall, from time to time direct. The Treasurer shall properly account for the funds of the Association, and keep, or cause to be kept, such books as directed by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall present a full detailed account of the receipts and disbursements of the Association to each meeting of the Executive and shall prepare a statement, duly audited, of the financial position of the Association for presentation to the Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer shall prepare, in conjunction with the Executive Committee, a budget for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.
Section 8: The Executive Secretary shall keep complete and permanent records of all proceedings of the General and Executive Meetings. He/she shall, in addition keep records of the Association and shall systematically keep all papers and documents belonging to the Association or in any
way pertaining to the business thereof. Bank statements shall be forwarded to the Executive Secretary for review and signature. He/she will then forward them to the Treasurer.
Section 8: There shall be five (5) District Representatives, each representing a Region as established by the Association, plus an Urban District Representative, representing the city school jurisdictions of Alberta, and a Federal Representative, representing Indian & Northern Affairs. A representative from Operation Lifesaver will also be included on the Executive. Representatives shall endeavour to inform the Executive of such items as are pertinent to the membership in their respective regions, but shall vote on motions in such a manner as to in their opinion, further the cause of the Association as a whole.
Section 9: The affairs of this Association shall be managed by the Executive who will have responsibility for full care and management of the property, affairs and business of this Association.
Section 10: 1. The Executive shall have the power and authority to expend funds of the Association as deemed necessary. 2. Any expenditure in excess of $500.00 shall need a twothirds (2/3) affirmative vote of a quorum of the executive prior to the expenditure.
Section 11: An Executive Member may resign at any time by filing a written resignation with the President and said resignation shall be effective from the filing thereof, unless a later date by fixed by its term.
Section 12: The Executive shall meet annually and from time to time thereafter as herein provided: The Executive shall meet within 90 days following the Annual General Meeting to induct the elected officers as provided in Article V.
Section 1: The Executive shall nominate candidates for General Office, including President, VicePresident,Treasurer and District Representatives at the midwinter Executive meeting, prior to the expiry of a term of office.
Section 2: Independent nominations for Executive Officers may also be made by individual members from the floor at the time the nomination committee presents a slate to the General Meeting.
Section 3: The officers of the Association shall be elected by the Membership as determined under Section 1 of Article III.
Section 4: Vacancies on the Executive, from any cause whatsoever, shall be filled by an Executive Member until an election can be held at the next Annual General Meeting.
The Executive shall not be compensated for their services. However, ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the conduct of the Association’s business, including travel costs to annual and/or special meetings may be reimbursed.
Section 1: The Executive may designate any place in Alberta as the place of meeting for any annual or
Section 2: The Annual Meeting of Membership shall be held on a date to be fixed annually by the Executive and it shall be the duty of the Executive Secretary to give thirty (30) days notice of such meeting to all members, associate members, honorary members and life members by mail. Said notice to state the time and place of such meeting and to be addressed to the member at his/her address, as the name appears on the records of the Association.
Section 3: Special meetings of the Association may be held upon call by the Executive Secretary when directed by the President, or upon direction in writing of the majority of the Executive then in office, or upon written direction of the majority of the members.
Section 4: A quorum at all meetings shall be 50% plus 1 of the members entitled to attend.
Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority of this Association.
These Articles may be amended at any time by an affirmative vote of 75% of the members present at any annual or regular meeting. Notice of such proposed amendment or amendments together with the name or names of the sponsor or sponsors of the same shall be given by mail to the Executive Secretary at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual or regular meeting at which such proposed amendment or amendments shall be considered.