• BYLAWS OF LINCOLN COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    ARTICLE I: The name of the committee shall be the Lincoln School Advisory Committee.

    ARTICLE II:  PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Committee shall be to work for quality education by:

    Creating effective communication among parents, students, staff and Community;

    Planning and carrying out ways by which parents and other citizens can become involved with education at the school, themes and district level;

    Participating in the development of plans and reports involving the school that are consistent with the overall objectives of the District School Advisory (DAC) program and;

    Making recommendations and participating in the solution of problems and improvement of education at the school, themes and district level.

    ARTICLE III:  MEMBERSHIP

    Composition

    The Committee shall consist of:

    A majority of the membership shall be parents or guardians of students attending Lincoln College Preparatory School.

    Students may be members (secondary only).

    The Committee may also include representatives from the community.

    There shall be at least two faculty/staff members.

    The Principal shall be an ex-officio voting member.

    The members shall represent in so far as possible, the interest, viewpoints, concerns, and styles of participation that exist in the school area. 

    Selection

    It is the responsibility of the entire committee to recruit members.  Any parent or community person interested in becoming a member may do so by attending an Advisory Committee meeting and signing in on the attendance sheet.  The candidate will become a full voting member upon attending a second meeting.

    Loss of Membership

    Members missing three consecutive meetings without notifying the SAC chair shall lose membership.

    ACTION

    No member of the Committee shall undertake any action representing the Committee without first presenting the plan to the Advisory Committee as a whole and receiving approval.  The spokesperson shall be the Chairperson or the Chairperson’s designee.

    ARTICLE IV:  OFFICERS

    There shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson(s) and Secretary

    The Chairperson shall call and chair meetings.  The Vice-Chairperson(s) shall serve in the absence of the Chairperson.  If neither is present at a meeting, the secretary shall convene the meeting and conduct an election of a temporary Chairperson to chair the meeting.  Officers must be the parents (or guardians) of Lincoln College Prep students.

    In addition, each committee shall have a chairperson. The chairpersons of the standing committee shall be appointed by the SAC chairperson subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

    Term

    The officers shall serve one-year terms that end at the last meeting of the school year.  Officers may serve more than one year.

    Duties

    The Secretary shall keep and distribute the minutes and also keep an up-to-date list of members.

    The Executive Committee shall consist of all elected officers and the Principal.

    A vacancy in the Executive Committee shall be filled by appointment by the chair and confirmed by election by the membership at the next meeting.

    The chair (or his/her appointed designee) shall attend the Theme Advisory Committee meetings (TAC) and the District Advisory Committee meetings (DAC) and report back to the SAC at the next meeting.

    Election

    Nominations will be made from the floor at the April meeting.  The election will be held by secret ballot at the May meeting.

    Removal

    Any officer may be removed with cause by the vote of two-thirds of the Committee’s members.

    Resignation

    Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the Chairperson or Secretary of the Committee.

    ARTICLE V: Meetings

    There will be monthly meetings from August to June. Further meetings will be called as necessary upon request of the chairperson or by a majority of the Executive Committee.

    Meeting dates for the year shall be set at the first meeting of the school year.  The dates,times and locations of the meetings shall be circulated to all parents, faculty, and staff.

    All interested persons may attend meetings. However, only members of good standing may introduce resolutions, second resolutions, and vote.

    A quorum shall be present to do business. Two-fifths (2/5) of the membership will be considered a quorum.

    All meetings will be conducted in accordance with ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER.

    ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES

    School Climate

    Fundraising

    Academic

    Communication

    ARTICLES VII: BYLAWS

    A proposed change in the Bylaws must be submitted at a meeting in writing.  The Bylaws may be changed at the next meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present.

    CERTIFICATE

    We, the undersigned, hereby certify that we acted as Chairperson and Secretary respectively, of a meeting of the Lincoln College Prep School Advisory Committee on the _________days of ____________, at which the foregoing Bylaws were duly adopted as and for the Bylaws of said Committee.