Teacher Responsibilities

It is suggested that chairs of all events include this list of responsibilities with the schedule of the event to all participating teachers.

1. Teachers who enter students in an NVMTA event must be present on the day(s) of the event if they have been assigned obligations for that day(s). If the teacher is not present on the day(s) of the event and/or has not made arrangements with the chairman, that teacher may not enter students in that event in the following year.

2. A teacher is assigned responsibilities and obligations based on the number of students enrolled, regardless of subsequent student withdrawals.

3. For teachers who notify chairs within 24 hours of the event date that they cannot fulfill their assigned duties and cannot provide an approved substitute, there is a substitute fee of $60/hour for the hours the teacher has been assigned. Exceptions in case of emergency may be granted by the chair.

4. All substitutes must be approved by the chair of the event. It is understood that  substitute judges who are members of NVMTA in the same instrument are automatically approved, however notification must be given to the chair of the event.

5. For teachers who are not present for assigned duties at any NVMTA event, have not provided an approved substitute, and have not given prior notice of their absence of the day of the event, there is a PENALTY FINE of $150 in addition to the substitute fees outlined above.  Students of the teacher cannot be entered in the event, and all results of entered students will be withheld, until the penalty fine and the substitute fee are paid to the chair of the event. All checks should be made payable to NVMTA.

6. A teacher who is tardy for assigned duties at any NVMTA event will be charged a fine of $50. All results of entered students will be withheld until the fine is paid to the chair of the event. Checks should be made payable to NVMTA.

7. All parent/student questions concerning the event should be handled by the teachers. Teachers must not give phone numbers or e-mail addresses of the chair to parents. Chairs may refuse to take phone calls or e-mails from parents.

8. In the event that the chair of a competitive event has one or more students enrolled, the ordering of students will be scheduled by the Competition Oversight Committee. In all other cases, the final decision on scheduling and related aspects of each event rests with the chair.

9. Teachers attending competitive events may not sit with or identify their students in the presence of the judges. Teachers are to refrain from conversation with judges until all decisions have been announced. Violation of this rule [at the discretion of the chair(s)] by a teacher could result in disqualification of that teacher’s students.