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TIERRASANTAELEMENTARY SCHOOLSCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

BYLAWS

2019-2020

ARTICLEI

DUTIESOFTHESCHOOLSITECOUNCIL

TheSchoolSiteCouncilofTierrasantaElementarySchool,hereinafterreferredtoasthecouncil,shallcarryoutthefollowingduties:

  • Obtainrecommendationsfor,andreviewof,theproposedSinglePlanforStudentAchievement(SPSA)fromallschooladvisorycommittees.
  • DevelopandapprovetheSPSAandrelatedcategoricalexpendituresinaccordancewithallstateandfederallawanddistrictregulations.
  • RecommendtheSPSAandcategoricalexpenditurestotheSDUSDBoardofEducationforapproval.
  • ProvideongoingreviewoftheimplementationoftheSPSAwiththeprincipal,teachers,andotherschoolstaffmembers.
  • MakemodificationstotheSPSAwhenevertheneedarises.
  • SubmitthemodifiedSPSAfordistrictapprovalwheneveramaterialchange(asdefinedindistrictgoverningboardpolicy)ismadeinplannedactivitiesorrelatedcategoricalexpenditures.
  • Regularlyevaluatetheprogressmadetowardschoolgoalstoraisetheacademicachievementofallstudents.
  • CarryoutallotherdutiesassignedtothecouncilbytheSDUSDBoardofEducationand bystatelaw.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEII

MEMBERS

SECTION A:COMPOSITION*

Thecouncilshallbecomposedof 10membersasfollows:

  • 3Classroomteachers
  • 5Parents
  • 1Other School Personnel (Classified or Certiicated)
  • 1Principal

Theschoolprincipalshallbeanexofficiomemberofthecouncil.Theprincipalorhis/herdesigneeshallattendallcouncilmeetings;however,onlytheprincipalmayvoteonactions.Councilmemberschosentorepresentparentsmaybeemployeesoftheschooldistrictsolongastheyarenotemployedatthisschool.

SECTION B:TERMOFOFFICE

Councilmembersshallbeelectedfor2yearterms.Atthefirstregularmeetingofthecouncil,eachmember'scurrenttermofofficeshallberecordedintheminutesofthemeeting.

SECTION C: VOTINGRIGHTS

Eachmemberofthecouncilisentitledtoonevoteandmaycastthatvoteonanymattersubmittedtoavoteofthecouncil.Absenteeballotsshallnotbepermitted.Membersmayvotebye-mailusingtheprocedureforvotingbymailasdescribedinRobert'sRulesofOrder.

SECTION D:TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Thecouncilmay,byanaffirmativevoteoftwo-thirdsofallitsmembers,suspendorexpelamember.Anyelectedmembermayterminatehisorhermembershipbysubmittingawrittenletterofresignationtothecouncilchairperson.

SECTION E:TRANSFEROF MEMBERSHIP

Membershiponthecouncilmaynotbeassignedortransferred.

SECTION F:VACANCY

Anyvacancyonthecounciloccurringduringtheterm ofadulyelectedmembershallbefilledby:

  • Ifvacancyoccursduringthecourseoftheschoolyear,appointmentbytwo-thirdsofthecouncil.
  • Ifvacancyoccursbetweenschoolyears,regularelection.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEIII

ELECTIONS

Thecouncilshallholdregularelectionsforfillingvacantcouncilseatsatthefirstmeetingofthenewschoolyear.

Classroomteachersandclassifiedstaffmemberswillbenominatedforcandidacybytheirstakeholdergroups.Avoteoftwo-thirdsofthecouncilisrequiredforappointment.

Parentswillbenominatedforcandidacybysubmittinganapplicationform.Avoteoftwo-thirdsofthecouncil isrequiredforappointment.Priortothefirstcouncilmeetingofeachschoolyear,avarietyofmethodsmaybeusedtosolicitnominationsforparentmembers.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEIV

OFFICERS

SECTION A:OFFICERS

Theofficersofthecouncilshallbeachairperson,andsecretary.

Thechairpersonortheirdesigneeshall:
  • Collaboratewiththeprincipalindevelopingagendasandreviewingminutespriortoposting.
  • Presideatallmeetingsofthecouncil.
  • Signallletters,reports,andothercommunicationsofthecouncil.
  • Performalldutiesincidenttotheofficeofthechairperson.
  • Haveothersuchdutiesasareprescribedbythecouncil.
Thesecretaryortheirdesigneeshall:
  • Keepminutesofallregularandspecialmeetingsofthecouncil.
  • Transmittrueandcorrectcopiesoftheminutesofsuchmeetingstomembersofthecouncil.
  • Provideallnoticesinaccordancewiththesebylaws.
  • Keeparegisterofthenames,addresses,andtelephonenumbersofeachmemberofthecouncil,thechairpersonsofschooladvisorycommittees,andotherswithwhomthecouncilhasregulardealings,asfurnishedbythosepersons.
  • Performothersuchdutiesasareassignedbythechairpersonorthecouncil.

SECTION B:ELECTIONANDTERMSOFOFFICE

Theofficersshallbeelectedannually,atthefirstmeetingofthecouncil,andshallserveforoneyear,oruntilasuccessorhasbeenelected.

SECTION C:REMOVALOF OFFICERS

Anyofficermayberemovedfromofficebyatwo-thirdsvoteofallthemembers.

SECTION D:VACANCY

Avacancyinanyofficershallbefilledattheearliestopportunitybyaspecialelectionofthecouncilfortheremainingportionofthetermofoffice.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEV

COMMITTEES

SECTION A:SUB-COMMITTEES

Thecouncilmayestablishandabolishsub-committeesoftheirownmembershiptoperformdutiesasshallbeprescribedbythecouncil.Atleastonememberrepresentingteachersandonememberrepresentingparentsshallmakeupthesub-committee.Nosub-committeemayexercisetheauthorityofthecouncil.

SECTION B:OTHERSTANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Thecouncilmayestablishandabolishstandingorspecialcommitteeswithsuchcompositionandtoperformsuchdutiesasshallbeprescribedbythecouncil.Nosuchcommitteemayexercisetheauthorityofthecouncil.

SECTION C: COMMITTEETERMS OF OFFICE

Thecouncilshalldeterminethetermsofofficeformembersofacommittee.

SECTION D:RULES

Eachcommitteemayadoptrulesforitsowngovernmentnotinconsistentwiththesebylawsorrulesadoptedbythecouncil,orpoliciesofthedistrictgoverningboard.

SECTION E:QUORUM

Amajority(51%orgreater)ofthemembersofthecommitteeshallconstituteaquorum,unlessotherwisedeterminedbythecouncil.Theactofamajorityofthememberspresentshallbetheactofthecommittee,providedaquorumispresent.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEVI

MEETINGSOFTHECOUNCIL

SECTION A:MEETINGS

Thecouncilshallmeetregularly,typicallyonthelastMondayofeachmonth.Specialmeetingsofthecouncilmaybecalledbythechairperson.

SECTION B:PLACE OF MEETINGS

Thecouncilshallholditsregularmeetingsatafacilityprovidedbytheschool,unlesssuchfacilitythatisaccessibletothepublic,includinghandicappedpersons,isunavailable.Alternatemeetingplacesmaybedeterminedbythechairperson.

SECTION C:NOTICEOF MEETINGS

Writtenpublicnoticeofallmeetingsshallbegivenatleast72hoursinadvanceofthemeeting.Changesintheestablisheddate,time,orlocationshallbegivenspecialnotice.

Allregularlyscheduledmeetingsshallbepublicizedinthefollowingvenues:SchoolNewsletter,SchoolWebSite,andOutsideAnnouncementBoard.Specialmeetingsshallbepublishedonsamevenuesastimepermits.

Allrequirednoticesshallbedeliveredtocouncilandcommitteemembersnolessthan2businessdaysinadvanceofthemeeting,personallyorbye-mail.

SECTION D:QUORUM

Theactofthemajorityofthememberspresentshallbetheactofthecouncil,providedaquorum isinattendance,andnodecisionmayotherwisebeattributedto thecouncil.Amajorityofthemembersofthecouncil(51%orgreater)shallconstituteaquorum.Noactionsmaybetakenunlessaquorum hasbeenestablished.

SECTION E:CONDUCTOF MEETINGS

MeetingsofthecouncilshallbeconductedinaccordancewiththerulesoforderestablishedbyCaliforniaEducationCodeSection35147(c)andwithRobert'sRulesofOrderoranadaptationthereofapprovedbythecouncil.

SECTION F: MEETINGSOPEN TOTHE PUBLIC

Allmeetingsofthecouncil,andofcommitteesestablishedbythecouncil,shallbeopentothepublic.NoticeofsuchmeetingsshallbeprovidedinaccordancewithSectionCofthisarticle.

Tierrasanta ElementarySchool School Site CouncilBylaws

2018-2019

ARTICLEVII

AMENDMENTS

Anamendmentofthesebylawsmaybemadeatanyregularmeetingofthecouncilbyavoteoftwo-thirdsofthememberspresent.Writtennoticeoftheproposedamendmentmustbesubmitted tocouncilmembersatleast2dayspriortothemeetingatwhichtheamendmentistobeconsideredforadoption.

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