ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVE
The objective of this organization shall be to serve as liaison between teachers and parents, to promote the welfare of our children and to enrich their environment through a planned program of parent education.
ARTICLE III - GOALS
The goals of the Peacock PTO shall be:
To promote the welfare of children at home, school, and in the community.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure, for every child, the highest advantages in physical, mental and social education.
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1 Any adult interested in joining this organization, willing to uphold its objectives and subscribe to its by-laws may become a member upon payment of dues.
Section 2 Annual dues, payable upon application for membership, shall be $10.00 for a family membership or individual, and can be increased when deemed necessary with Executive Officer approval.
Section 3 The membership year will begin with each new school year.
Section 4 Only members whose current dues are paid to this organization shall have the privilege of holding office, introducing motions, debating and voting.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Section 1 General membership meetings will be held five times a year. By the fall meeting, a membership drive shall be conducted. At the close of the fiscal year, a proposed budget for the next school year will be submitted to the Executive Officers for approval.
Section 2 Special meetings may be called by the President at the request of either the Executive Board or one-third of the members, due notice being given.
Section 3 Two Executive Officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a general meeting.
Section 4 The fiscal year of this organization shall begin just after the close of the school term and end at the close of the school term.
Section 5 Debate for each member is limited to two speeches of not more than two minutes in length on the same question on the same day.
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1 The officers of this organization shall consist of one (1) President, one (1) Secretary, and one (1) Treasurer, who together form the Executive Officers. The term of the Executive Officers shall consist of no more than two (2) years.
Section 2 A nominating committee consisting of five (5) members - two (2) Executive Officers and three (3) persons who have volunteered from the general membership - shall be formed in March to select one or more nominees for each office and inform the general membership of their selection.
Section 3 The nominating committee shall select one nominee for each office to be filled and report at the next monthly meeting. As a courtesy, the nominating committee shall ask present officers to stay on for another year if the officer has only been in office one year.
Section 4 Officers shall be nominated at the May meeting. After the nominating committee report, nominations may not be accepted from the floor. If there is only one nominee for each office, upon motion from the floor, the election may be by voice. If there is more than one nominee, the election shall be by ballot.
Section 5 No member may be nominated without her/his consent. Each nominee for President, Secretary and Treasurer must have been an active member in the organization for at least one year, an active member in the IE PTO, and is a dues paying member. A committee person does not need to be an active member in the organization for a least on year. A person must be a paying member of the PTO to vote.
Section 6 Officers shall assume their official duties at the close of the school term.
Section 7 A vacancy occurring in an elective office shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Executive Officers.
ARTICLE VII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1 The President shall preside at all general and executive board meetings, serve as ex-officio member of all committees, coordinate the work of the officers and committees to promote the organizationís objectives and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the organization.
Section 2 The Secretary shall record the minutes of the general membership meetings and perform such other duties as may be delegated.
Section 3 The Treasurer shall:
Section 4 The Executive Officers have the authority to authorize cash expenditures not to exceed $250.00.
Section 5 The Nominating Committee shall select chairperson(s) of standing and special committees.
Section 6 All officers shall deliver official materials to their successors within thirty (30) days of the end of the school term.
ARTICLE VIII - EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1 The Executive Board shall consist of the Executive Committee (officers) and chairperson(s) of the standing committees.
Section 2 Chairperson(s) of the standing committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Nominating Committee.
Section 3 The Executive Board shall meet five (5) times a year, with a simple majority constituting a quorum. These meetings shall be open to all members.
Section 4 Each standing committee shall be represented at general membership meetings by the chairperson, co-chairperson or their representative.
Section 5 The duties of the board shall be:
ARTICLE X - DISSOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION
The Executive Officers shall adopt a resolution recommending that this organization be dissolved and give written notice to all dues paying members thirty (30) days in advance of the general meeting at which this resolution will be voted on. Only those persons who were dues paying members on the date of the adoption of this resolution and who continue to be members on the date of the meeting shall be entitled to vote on the question of dissolution. Approval of dissolution shall require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members present and entitled to vote at the meeting, a quorum being present.
ARTICLE XI - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Robertís Rules Of Order Revised shall govern this organization in all cases where they are applicable and are not in conflict with these By-Laws.
ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended at any general meeting of the organization by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, a quorum being present. Written notice of the proposed amendment(s) shall be given to all members prior to the meeting at which this vote takes place.
Adopted this day, the 13th of May, 1997.
President Pam Ecklund