BY-LAWS INCLUDE REVISIONS AND/OR AMENDMENTS MADE UP TO AND INCLUDING
THROUGH OCTOBER 2000.
ARTICLE 1 TITLE
name of this Organization shall be known as the Knowlton Township
Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
1 To bring home and school into closer contact so that parents,
teachers and administration may cooperate intelligently in the education
of the students.
2 To disseminate objective and clear information at meetings with
regard to the programs, both curricular and extra-curricular and policies
of the school as well as the problems and safety experienced by the
students, staff and parents.
3 The organization shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian and
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1 Membership is for one year from October 1 through September 30.
2 Membership shall be made available to the community, parents and
teachers who subscribe to the objectives of the P.T.O., annually and in
accordance with the current $5.00 membership fee.
3 One must be a member in order to hold an elective position or vote
on business matters.
4 Members shall be accepted at any time during the year in accordance
with Section 1 of the Article.
4 OFFICERS, ELECTION AND DUTIES
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1 The Executive Officers of the P.T.O. Executive Board shall be
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Also included as Officers will be those persons chairing and/or
serving on various Executive Committees.
These Executive Board officers shall be elected for a term of one
year. The term of office, if
unopposed, may not exceed three successive terms of the same position.
2 At the March Executive Board Meeting the President shall appoint a
chairperson for the Nominating Committee.
The Chairperson shall be appointed from the Executive Board.
3 The Nominating Committee shall consist of five members from the
following groups: Executive Board (Chairperson), teaching staff and
membership at large.
4 The Committee shall present the slate, which consists of President,
Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer and those persons running for
positions on the Executive Committee(s) at the regular March meeting at
which it will be let open to nominations from the public.
5 The slate will be voted on by the membership at large at the regular
April meeting. If any part of
the slate is challenged, voting shall be by ballot.
If no challenge occurs, voting will be by show of hands.
6 New Officers shall be sworn in at the end of the regular April
meeting. The term of office
shall run from June 30 to June 29.
7 Vacancies occurring in the Officers positions shall be filled by
the President with the approval of the Board, until a suitable replacement
can be found. For the
remainder of the unexpired term.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and of
the Board and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
President Shall be responsible for overseeing matters of the
organization in the absence of the President.
Shall keep records of all meetings of the Board and organization,
preserve a copy of all committee reports, maintain all necessary
notices, and maintain records of attendance at Board meetings.
Shall receive all funds for the organizations, keep accurate records,
receive and pay bills upon board approval.
Books of the organizations must be audited at least once a year.
Chairperson Shall organize and solicit volunteers for all activities
pursued by the organization.
Committee Members (vary in numbers) shall assist the Activities
Chairperson with their duties.
1 All Officers shall deliver to their successors at a joint meeting
held in June all official material concerning the activities of their
office. A proposed budget
shall be prepared prior to the first public meeting of the organization at
the beginning of the school year.
2 Matters of urgency may be decided by the majority of elected
officers, known as the Executive Board.
3 The Executive Board shall consist of the Officers of the
organization, Chairpersons of the standing committee, and the School
Administrator or his/her representative.
4 The Board shall coordinate all activities of the organization.
5 Meetings of the Board shall be held as needed.
6 A simple majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
7 Attendance at the meetings is required.
If a member has missed three consecutive meetings, the Committee
may consider his/her replacement.
1 Meetings may be held at the Executive Boards discretion.
2 Voting shall be by a simple majority of the members present.
3 Meetings shall be governed by Parliamentary Procedure as dictated by
Henry M. Robert.