PTO Constitution

A PDF copy of the current PTO Constitution is available here.

At a meeting of the PTO Board on April 3, 2017, the following amendments were proposed and approved. These amendments will be presented for a vote at the PTO General Meeting on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:00 pm.

Proposed Amendment 1:

Current Wording:

Article VI  - Executive Board

Section 1. Board members. The PTO Executive Board, at a minimum, shall be made up of 18 Board Members and one administrator and one teacher representative. All members of the Board must be members of the PTO in good standing (i.e. be current on dues).

Section 2. PTO Executive Board. The members of the Board, at a minimum, shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Chairperson (2), School Store Chairperson (2), VIPS Chairperson (2), Safety Chairperson, Hospitality for Teachers Chairperson (2), Hospitality for Families Chairperson, Directory Chairperson (2), Business Partnerships Chairperson, and Nature Center Chairperson.

Proposed Change:

Article VI - Executive Board

Section 1. Board members. The PTO Executive Board, at a minimum, shall be made up of 4 Board Members (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and one administrator. All members of the Board must be members of the PTO in good standing (i.e. be current on dues).

Section 2. PTO Executive Board. The members of the Board, at a minimum, shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and one administrator. In addition, the following positions may sit on the Board: Fundraising Chairperson (2), School Store Chairperson (2), VIPS Chairperson (2), Safety Chairperson, Hospitality for Teachers Chairperson (2), Hospitality for Families Chairperson, Directory Chairperson (2), Business Partnerships Chairperson, and Nature Center Chairperson. A quorum of 51% of all Board members is required for all Board votes.


Proposed Amendment 2:

Current Wording:

Article VII - Nomination and Election of Board Members

Section 1. Nominating Committee. The nominating committee shall consist of five members. One shall be the elected faculty representative and the four others shall be chosen by majority vote of the PTO Executive Board. Of those chosen, one shall come from the Board and the others shall come from the general PTO membership. The principal shall serve as an ex-officio member. Members of the nominating committee are not barred from becoming nominees. The committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for each office to be presented to the board. At the spring meeting, the committee members shall be available to assist the President. They shall also be called upon by the president in the event a ballot vote is necessary.

Proposed Change:

Article VII - Nomination and Election of Board Members

Section 1. Nominating Committee. The nominating committee shall consist of seven members. The current PTO President and BBE Principal shall serve as an ex-officio members of the committee. Of the remaining five members, no fewer than two shall be existing board members and no fewer than two shall be selected from the general PTO membership. The general members should have previous BBE volunteer experience. These five members of the nominating committee shall be chosen by blind draw of the PTO Executive Board.

Members of the nominating committee are not barred from becoming nominees. However, any member of the nominating committee who is also a nominee will recuse himself/herself from discussion and voting for the position for which he/she is nominated. In the event of a tie, the Principal shall cast the deciding vote. The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for each office to be presented to the board. At the spring meeting, the committee members shall be available to assist the President. They shall also be called upon by the president in the event a ballot vote is necessary.