ARTICLE I – NAME The name of this organization shall be the Maugham Home School Association.
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES The objectives of this Association shall be: To promote the well-being of the children in the home, the school and the community and to bring into closer relationship the home and school to the end that parents and teachers cooperate most effectively in each child’s education.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP AND DUES Section 1: Membership is open to all parents, teachers and administrators of Maugham School. Section 2: Membership dues, as established by the Executive Board of the Maugham Home School Association, shall be paid annually.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS AND ELECTION Section 1: (a) The officers of the Association shall be as follows: Two Co-Presidents with staggered two year terms, two Vice-Presidents, one or two Recording Secretaries, a Corresponding Secretary and a Treasurer. These officers shall be elected at the Annual Meeting and shall take office at that time. (b) Notwithstanding Article IV, Section 1(a), the Nominating Committee shall have the sole power and authority to determine the executive titles, numbers and duties of the officers of the Association as they deem fit for following calendar school year. Section 2: Nominations for officers shall be made by a Nominating Committee of five members. The Executive Board shall appoint the Chairman and members of the Nominating Committee. No more than two of the five members of the Nominating Committee shall be members of the Executive Board. The Nominating Committee shall report the nominees to the membership at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting provided the consent of each candidate has been obtained before his or her name is placed in nomination. Section 3: A vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled by the Executive Board for the unexpired term.
ARTICLE V – DUTIES OF OFFICERS Section 1: The Co-Presidents shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board and shall be members ex-officio of all committees, shall make a report of the activities of the Association at the Annual Meeting and shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office. Section 2: The Vice-Presidents shall preside in the absence of the Co-Presidents and shall perform such other duties as the Co-Presidents shall direct. Section 3: The Recording Secretary(ies) shall keep a record of all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board. The Corresponding Secretary shall manage the correspondence of the Association as directed by the Co-Presidents. Section 4: The Treasurer shall receive all monies of the Association, shall keep an accurate record of the receipts and expenditures, shall pay out funds as authorized by the Executive Board and/or the Association. The Treasurer shall give a report when required by the Executive Board, and shall make a full report at the Annual Meeting. Section 5: In accordance with Article IV, Section 1(a), the Nominating Committee may change the duties of the officers as outlined in this Article V.
ARTICLE VI – EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 1: The Executive Board shall consist of the Officers, the Principal, and a faculty member or members appointed by the Principal. Section 2: The Executive Board shall implement the objectives of the Association as stated in Article II of these by-laws. It shall also make decisions on behalf of the Association between General Membership Meetings. Section 3: Meetings of the Executive Board shall be held at the call of the Co-Presidents or the persons designated by the Nominating Committee in accordance with Article IV, Section 1(a). Those members of the Executive Board present shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS Section 1: The Executive Board shall designate the dates for General Membership Meetings. Section 2: There shall be an Annual Meeting, at which time annual reports shall be received, officers elected and business transacted. Section 3: Meetings of the Association shall be open to the general public, but the privilege of holding office, making motions and voting shall be limited to the members of the Association. Section 4: Those members of the Association present at General Membership Meetings shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS These by-laws may be amended at the Annual Meeting of the Association by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided written notice of the proposed amendment was given to the membership at least thirty days prior to such Annual Meeting.