Liverpool High School
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Liverpool High School Annex
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PTSO By Laws

Article I.

This non-profit organization shall be known as the Liverpool High School Parent Teacher Student Organization.

Article II. GOALS

Section 1. The Liverpool High School PTSO shall promote a beneficial and positive relationship between high school parents,students,faculty and staff.

Section 2 . The Liverpool High School PTSO shall enlist the support of parents, teachers, and students in promoting superior academic and extra curricular programs.

Section 3. The Liverpool High School PTSO shall serve as an educational forum (non-personal issues) for parents, faculty, students and staff.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. The Liverpool High School PTSO shall be non-sectarian and non-partisan.

Section 2. Any parent or guardian of a child attending Liverpool High School, faculty , student, or staff, or district resident shall be eligible to become a member of the Liverpool High School PTSO. Membership eligibility runs from date joined through September 30th of the following school year.

Section 3. Honorary members shall be the past presidents, the Superintendent of the Liverpool Central School District, the Liverpool High School Executive Principal, Annex Principal and LHS Administrators.

Section 4. Only members whose dues are paid may hold office, serve on special committees (article VIII) , make motions and vote. The honorary members may attend all regular meetings of the P.T.S.O. The Executive Principal or designated person may vote.

Section 5. Annual dues will be $5. Any change in dues shall be decided upon by the organization.

ARTICLE IV. MEETING

Section 1. The Liverpool High School PTSO may meet monthly during the school year.

Section 2. Merriam Webster's Rules of Order (Roberts Rules simplified) shall govern this organization in all cases in which they are applicable.

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS

Officers shall be President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The term of office shall be one school year. These officers comprise the executive committee.

ARTICLE VI. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 1. The election of officers shall be held annually at the May meeting.

Section 2. At the February P.T.O meeting written nominations shall be taken from the floor and the President shall ask for (5) P.T.O. members to serve on the nominations committee. A total of 5 will be elected by members present. The Nominating Committee shall present a proposed slate of officers to the organization at the April meeting. All candidates shall have consented to the nomination before their names are presented. The Nominating committee will elect their own chairperson from within the committee.

Section 3. When there is more than one nominee for an office, the election shall be by secret ballot.

Section 4. The newly elected officers shall assume office July 1.

Section 5. All officers or standing committee chairs shall serve no more than 2 consecutive terms, or until such time as new officers can be elected and committee chairs appointed.

ARTICLE VII. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1. The PRESIDENT shall have general supervision of the work of the organization and do all in his or her power to promote its welfare. He or she shall preside at all general meetings of the P.T.S.O. The President shall have the power to authorize expenses of under fifty ($50.00) dollars. Expenditures of under $100.00 can be approved by a majority of the executive committee. Expenses up to $200.00 must be approved by a majority of the Executive Board.

Section 2. The VICE-PRESIDENT shall preside in the absence of the President, work closely with the President, and assist the President as requested.

Section 3. The TREASURER shall have charge of all funds of the organization, and keep an accurate record of all receipts and expenditures. He or she shall present an accurate statement at all meetings, a full report at the end of the year and a proposed Budget for the upcoming year. All checks will be signed by the Treasurer or President.

Section 4. The SECRETARY shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings and shall conduct correspondence as necessary. He/She will be responsible for presenting copies of the minutes at each meeting.

ARTICLE VIII. STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1. There shall be such standing committees as the Organization deems necessary to carry on the work of the Liverpool High School PTSO.

Section 2. PTSO funds shall be audited in May. (3) P.T.S.O. members will be asked at the May meeting to volunteer to perform the audit.

Section 3. There shall be a Budget Committee chaired by the Treasurer to recommend expenditures and develop a budget for the following school year. P.T.S.O. members, faculty representative and administrator will be sought at the May meeting to volunteer forthis committee. The proposed budget will be presented at the September meeting the following year.

Section 4. All expenditures over $200.00 must be approved by a majority vote of those in attendance at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Section 5. The executive board is comprised of the members of the executive committee, standing committee chairs, and the executive principal or her designee.

Section 6. The President, in conjunction with the executive committee shall seek and appoint volunteers from membership to serve as standing committee chairs.

ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS

These by-laws or sections thereof may be repealed, revised or amended by a majority vote of those present at the monthly meeting after recommendations by an ad hoc by-laws Committee.

Section 1. Dissolution Provision
In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of the organization shall after necessary expenses thereof be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax law: or to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

Section 2. Non-Inurement Provision
No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director, officer of the organization, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the organization), and no member, trustee, officer of the organization or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the assets on dissolution of the organization.

Section 3. Restrictive Legislation Provision
No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided for by the Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) or participation in, or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements), anypolitical campaign on behalf of any candidates for public office.

Section 4. Restrictive Purposes and Activities Provision
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the organization is exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, as specified in section 501(3) (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) or corresponding provision of any subsequent Federal tax laws.

Adopted:_1/20/95_ Amended: 10/17/97