Board of Directors
Sec. 1. The Board of Directors shall be composed of a representative from each member public board of education and the President of the Association.
(a) The Executive Director shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
(b) The President of the Chief School Officers shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
(c) The immediate Past President may be an ex-officio non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
(d) The Legislative Committee chairman may be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.
Sec. 2. Each voting member of the Board of Directors shall be a member of a school board belonging to the Association at the time he/she is designated by that school board and throughout his/her term of service on the Board. Each voting member of the Board of Directors may have one designated alternate throughout his/her term of service on the Board.
Sec. 3. The Board of Directors shall have authority to elect officers of the Association, approve the dues structure, supervise, control and direct the affairs of the Association. The Board of Directors shall actively promote the purposes of the Association, shall adopt the Association’s budget, and may adopt such rules and procedures for the conduct of its business as it shall deem advisable.
Sec. 4. The Board of Directors shall hold at least five meetings each year, at such time and place as determined by the President and Executive Director. Additional meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or Executive Director, or by the written request of a majority of the members of the Board of Directors.
Sec. 5. The Board of Directors shall, by majority vote, elect a President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, and Treasurer from among its members.
Sec. 6. In the event there is a vacancy for any reason in the office of the President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President or Treasurer, the Board of Directors shall elect a successor who shall serve until the next annual election. Any vacancy among the directors shall be filled first by the Alternate, then by the school board represented by that director.
Sec. 7. Each officer and director shall be entitled to cast one vote. Those officers and directors, excluding the President, representing school boards whose districts have more than 300 pupil units shall be entitled to cast one additional vote for each 300 pupil units or portion thereof in excess of the first 300 pupil units up to a maximum of five votes. The number of pupil units shall be determined by the Certified Unit Count collected and reported by the State Department of Education for the preceding school year.
Sec. 8. By a majority vote of those present, the Board of Directors may call a vote that allows directors and officers to vote on an upcoming issue by proxy. The proxy form shall be distributed by the Association denoting the issue to be voted on, the number of votes each representative is entitled to, and the deadline for returning such proxy. Proxy votes will only be entered for those directors and officers, or their designees, who are not in attendance at the meeting at which the scheduled vote is taken.
Sec. 9. A quorum shall consist of one-third of the membership of the Board of Directors, or his/her designated alternate, excluding ex-officio members.