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Perkins K-8 School

School Site Council (SSC)

By-Laws

ARTICLE I:

NAME

The name of this council is the Perkins K-8 School Site Council

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE

The purpose of this council shall be to:

1. Develop and monitor the Comprehensive Site Plan

2. Review, monitor, and revise the Annual Action Plan now called the SPSA (Site Plan for Student Achievement) each year as needed.

3. Annually, establish a new School Based Coordinated Program budget consistent with the Education Code and if necessary make modifications in the Site Plan for Student Achievement to reflect change, improvements, needs and priorities.

ARTICLE III:

MEMBERSHIP

Section I

The council shall be composed of the principal and representative of teachers elected by teachers at the school; other school personnel elected by other school personnel at the school, and parents of pupils attending the school, elected by such (or volunteered) in the event that such parents decline.

Section II

Members shall seek a 2-year term. In order to achieve staggered membership one half or nearest approximation of the members representing parents/community group, and one half or nearest approximation of members representing teachers and other school personnel (except the principal) shall be elected yearly.

Section III

Resignation will be accepted only upon written notice to the chairperson.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

The officers of this council shall be a chairperson and co-chairperson and secretary.

ARTICLE V

MEETING AND QUORUM

Section I

Meeting shall be held on the third Thursday of every month when school is in session and will begin promptly at 3:30 pm. The dates shall be on file in the school office and approved by the Advisory council each year.

Section II

The meetings shall be conducted bilingually if needed.

Section III

The presence of 51% of the total membership shall constitute a quorum. In the absence of a quorum a meeting shall not take place.

ARTICLE VI

AMENDMENT

These By-laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a 51% total vote of the membership.

ARTICLE VII   DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section I

It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside at all meeting.

Section II

In the absence or disability for the chairperson, the co-chairperson shall assume the duties of the chairperson.

Section III

Should both senior officers be unavailable, a simple majority of those present will choose a temporary chairperson.

ARTICLE VIII

DUTIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

It shall be the duties of all the council members to:

1. Attend all meetings. If a committee member misses two unexcused meetings the chair-person will ask for his/her resignation.

2. Accept positions as officers or subcommittee members when so appointed or elected.

3. Organize and conduct an election of council members at the beginning of the school year.

ARTCILE IX
SECRETARY

DUTIES OF THE

The secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings, send notices of meetings and/or agenda, attend to all correspondence, and send out publicity as directed.

ARTICLE X

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section I

All officers shall be elected no later than the second meeting at the beginning of the school year.

Section II

New officers shall assume their duties no later than the beginning of the third meeting of the school year.

Section III

Should an officer resign before new elections are held, the council shall elect a member in good standing to assume the office.

ARTICLE XI

COMMITTEES

Section I

The chairperson shall appoint such committees as he or she considers necessary at any time or as directed by a majority of the members present.

Section II

The nominating committee shall consist of three members. Before the second council meeting of the school year, the committee shall supervise the election of new members including: Parents, teachers, and school personnel. The committee shall maintain a list of alternates, and shall elect members from an alternative list to replace members who have resigned.

ARTICLE XII

AMENDMENTS

The meetings will be governed by these by-laws using Robert's Rules of Order.

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