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, and Treasurer. Their duties are as follows:
    1. Chair:
      1. Convene board meetings
      2. Preside or arrange for other members of the executive committee to preside at each meeting in the following order: Vice-Chair/Secretary, Treasurer.
      3. Maintain corporate records.
    2. Vice Chair/Secretary:
      1. Scheduling board meetings.
      2. Posting agenda to the web site.
      3. Taking minutes and posting them to the web site.
        1. At a minimum the minutes will contain the following items:
          1. Date
          2. Start time
          3. End time
          4. Location
          5. Attendees
          6. Agenda items
          7. Action Items
          8. Date, time, and location of the next board meeting.
    3. Treasurer:
      1. Make a report at each Board meeting.
      2. Treasurer shall chair the finance committee.
      3. Assist in the preparation of the budget.
      4. Help develop fundraising plans.
      5. Make financial information available to Board members.
  6. Vacancies: When a vacancy on the Board exists, nominations for new members may be received from present Board members by the Vice-Chair/Secretary 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/Secretary. 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/Secretary 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 November 10th, 2013.

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature: ________________________________________

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature:_________________________________________

Name: __________________ Date: ________ Signature: ________________________________________

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