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Bylaw Revision Proposed Allow for a Co-Presidency

Posted Feb 3, 2010 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on February 3, 2010. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

In deliberations with the Nominating Committee, it was concluded that this membership would be best served by proposing an amendment, which would provide the membership with the option of having a co-presidency.

Currently, Article VIII, Section 2 of the Bylaws state that, in addition to the Parliamentarian, the officers shall be a President, 2 Vice Presidents, a second Vice President, a third Vice President, a Recording Secretary, and a Treasurer. Art. VIII, Section 2(a).

More specifically, the amendment proposed would provide language whereby 2 individuals might serve as co-presidents. For example, such a bylaw might simply state that:

The officers of this organization shall be a president or two co-presidents; two(2) first vice presidents, one (1) second vice president, one (1) third vice president, recording secretary, and a parliamentarian..

Other District 96 Schools have already amended their bylaws to include similar provisions including Ames, Hollywood, and more recently, Hauser. In addition, RB has a similar provision. (Naturally, the Executive Board must approve the proposal.)

Because many fine potential candidates for these Board positions have returned to paid employment or are seeking employment in light of the current economy, or have other such commitments, such a measure is appropriate and necessary.

To revise the bylaws we must follow the process to amend the bylaws as outlined in Article XVI:

“Section 1

  1. These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of Central School PTO by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting provided that i) notice of the proposed amendment has been given at the previous regular meeting or written notice of the proposed amendment has been given to all members thirty (30) days in advance of the regular meeting at which the amendment is to be considered, and ii) a quorum is present for the vote.
  2. A committee may be appointed to submit a revised set of bylaws as a substitute for the existing bylaws by a majority vote at a meeting of Central School PTO or by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Board.  The requirements for adoption of a revised set of bylaws shall be the same as in the case of the amendment.
  3. After approval by a two thirds (2/3) vote at a regular meeting of Central PTO, one copy will be given to the president and one to the recording secretary for documentation.
  4. President shall submit an e-copy to the Central PTO webmaster for posting on the Central PTO website.”