Bylaws

Mountain View Academy

Bylaws

Article I: Name and Purpose

  1. Name: The name of the organization shall be Mountain View Academy.
  2. Purpose: Mountain View Academy is organized exclusively for educational purposes.

Article II: Membership

  1. Membership: Mountain View Academy will have no members.

Article III: Meetings

  1. Monthly Meeting: The board shall meet at least once a month. The date, time, and place of the monthly meeting shall be set by the board of directors.
  2. Special Meetings: Special meetings of the board shall be called upon the request of the chair or one third of the board.
  3. Notice: Notice of each meeting shall be posted to the web site no less than 24 hours before the meeting. Notifications can be received by subscribing to the web site blog.

Article IV: Board of Directors

  1. Role, Size, Compensation: The Board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Academy, and delegates responsibility for day-to-day operations to the Academy administrator and teachers. The Board shall have up to five and not fewer than three members. The board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses.
  2. Board Elections: Election of new directors or election of current directors to a second term will occur as the first item of business at the June board meeting. Directors will be elected by a majority vote of the current directors.
  3. Terms: All Board members shall serve 2 year terms, but are eligible for re-election.
  4. Quorum: At least 50% of the board members must be present in order for business to be transacted or motions made or passed.
  5. Officers and Duties: There shall be three officers of the Board consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer. Their duties are as follows:
    1. Chair: The Chairman shall prepare the agenda with the Director, preside at all board meetings, and have other such duties and responsibilities as determined by the Board.
    2. Vice-Chair: The Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in the Chairman’s absence, shall be responsible for overseeing compliance with these Bylaws and have such other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Board.
    3. Secretary/Treasurer: The secretary shall be responsible for compliance with the notice requirement of public meeting law as set forth in article 3. The Secretary may delegate these responsibilities, provided that s/he supervises such delegation.  The Secretary shall record and/or supervise the recording of the minutes of all meetings of the Board and present the minutes for public posting by the Administrative Assistant. In the event of exectutive session, shall include at least the following: a.) Names of all  Board members present; b.) All motions, proposals and resolutions proposed and their disposition; c.) The results of all consensus decisions and if voting the results of the votes and the vote of each director by name; d.) The substance of any discussion, and e.) Reference to any document discussed.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the maintenance and/or oversight of proper records of all financial transactions of the school.  The treasurer shall serve as chairman of the schools Finance Committee as set forth in section 8:2.
  6. Vacancies: When a vacancy on the Board exists, nominations for new members may be received from present Board members by the Secretary/Treasurer 24 hours in advance of a Board meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to Board members with the regular Board meeting announcement, to be voted upon at the next Board meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the particular Board member’s term.
  7. Resignation, Termination and Absences: Resignation from the Board must be in writing and received by the Vice Chair. A Board member shall be dropped for excessive absences from the Board if s/he has three unexcused absences from Board meetings in a year. A Board member may be removed for other reasons by a two-thirds vote of the remaining directors.
  8. Committees: The Board may create committees as needed, such as fundraising, teacher selection, etc. The Board Chair appoints all committee chairs.
    1. Executive: The three officers serve as the members of the Executive Committee. Except for the power to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, the Executive Committee shall have all of the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, subject to the direction and control of the Board of Directors.
    2. Finance Committee: The Treasurer is chair of the Finance Committee, which includes one other Board members. The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, a fundraising plan, and annual budget with staff and other Board members. The Board must approve the budget, and all expenditures must be within the budget. Any major change in the budget must be approved by the Board or the Executive Committee. The fiscal year shall be the calendar year. Annual reports are required to be submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures and pending income.
  9. Amendments: These Bylaws may be amended when necessary by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Vice-Chair to be sent out with regular Board announcements.

Article V: Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

  1. Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: Mountain View Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Article VI: Parliamentary Authority

  1. The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Academy in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Academy may adopt.

These Bylaws were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors of Mountain View Academy on May 21, 2019.

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature: ________________________________________

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature:_________________________________________

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature: ________________________________________

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