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Election Application

The 2020 Election Application will go live on Wednesday, May13th and be open until Sunday, May 24th. In the application you will provide you name, where you live/work (zip code), verify that you are member of MCSS, and include a short biography and why you are interested in the selected position.

2020 Election Application

MCSS District Representative Map



Wondering what MCSS District you are in?

Use the form below to search by your Zip Code:

The following MCSS District map can serve as a guide to select the district you are applying to represent. For members who reside in a different district from where they work/teach, MCSS encourages educators to apply to serve as representatives in the MCSS districts in which they work. 

District Representatives from odd numbered districts are elected during odd years.

  • District 1
  • District 3
  • District 5
  • District 7
  • District 9

District Representatives from odd numbered districts are elected during odd years.

  • District 1
  • District 3
  • District 5
  • District 7
  • District 9

 Responsibilities for each office

The District Representatives shall serve a one-year term.

District representatives duties include:

  • attend Executive Board meetings;
  • work toward the achievement of MCSS objectives and strategies;
  • serve on one of the Strategic Plan Action Teams;
  • become familiar with the MCSS By Laws and Policies;
  • assist in identifying community resources in their districts;
  • serve to communicate issues and opportunities to their constituents in their districts;
  • submit pertinent District news article to the council’s official publications;
  • represent their districts in advocacy efforts;
  • attend the MCSS Annual meeting and assist at state conferences;
  • submit a State of the District report at the final Executive Board meeting of the school year;
  • Serve on various State level committees and testify at various hearings on pertinent social studies issues.

The President Elect shall serve one-year term as President Elect, one-year term as President, one-year term as Past President:

The President Elect duties include:

  • submit goals and objectives at the beginning of his/her term which may by carried over into their term as president;
  • assist the president as directed by the Executive Board;
  • perform duties of the President in the President’s absence;
  • fill an unexpired term of President in the event that a vacancy should occur;
  • serve on the State Conference Program Committee;
  • perform such duties and have such powers as are provided in these By-Laws or a directed by the President and/or the Executive Board.

The NCSS Delegate at large shall serve a two-year term.

The NCSS Delegate at large duties include:

  • serve as a member of the MCSS Executive Team and the Executive Board;

  • attend meetings of the House of Delegates of the NCSS and prior briefings;

  • be the liaison between the House of Delegates of NCSS and the state council;

  • arrange for caucuses of all delegates from MCSS prior to the meetings of the House of Delegates;

  • in conjunction with the Executive Director , President and President Elect fulfill obligations to the Great Lakes Regional Coordinating Committee including summer planning meetings; perform such duties and have such powers as are provided in these By-Laws or as directed by the President and / or the Executive Board.

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