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Bylaws

Adopted by vote of Rockwood Valley Middle School PSO on February 4, 2013.

Amendments: November 2020

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization is the Rockwood Valley Middle School Parent Staff Organization of the Rockwood School District (hereinafter "RVMS PSO" or "Organization"). It is a local independent unit created by the parents and staff of Rockwood Valley Middle School, having no affiliation with any other association, be it state or national in origin.

ARTICLE II. ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION

The Organization exists as an unincorporated association of its members. The Organization's Articles of Organization consist of these Bylaws, as amended from time to time, and its Articles of Association, if any. In the absence of separate articles of association, the Bylaws shall be deemed to be the Articles of Association. In the event of any conflict between these Bylaws and the Articles of Association, these Bylaws shall govern.

ARTICLE III. PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES

This Organization is organized exclusively for the following charitable, educational, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code:

  • To promote the welfare and education of children and youth eligible to attend the Rockwood School District and the Rockwood Valley Middle School in the home, school, and community.
  • To support the school in improving education in ways that will adhere to administrative policy and the Rockwood School District's mission, goals, and beliefs.
  • To raise funds for programs and equipment to further the education of children and youth.
  • To bring about a closer relationship between the home and the school, that parents and teachers may work cooperatively in the education of children and youth.
  • To foster communication, cooperation, support, information, and education within the Rockwood School District, including District staff, parents, and the general community.

ARTICLE IV. POLICIES

Section 1

No substantial part of the activities of the Organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the Organization shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Section 2

This Organization shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. No commercial enterprise or candidate shall be endorsed by it. The name of the Organization and names of its officers in their official capacities shall not be used in connection with a commercial concern or with any partisan interest for any other purpose than the regular work of the Organization.

Section 3

This Organization shall not seek to direct the administrative activities of the school or to control its policies, but can serve as a liaison between parents and administration when concerns arise.

Section 4

The Organization shall be supportive of school educational efforts and student needs. The policies of the Organization shall be developed cooperatively by parents and teachers. The Organization shall conduct all operations in such a way as to reflect positively upon the school and the Rockwood School District.

Section 5

In no way shall one member, officer, or committee chairperson make policy, program, or expenditure decisions, or bind the Organization in any way, absent the consent of at least the Executive Board. When representing the Organization, any member, officer, or committee chairperson shall be aware of the authority extended by the Organization and shall not exceed such authority.

Section 6

This Organization may cooperate with other organizations and agencies active in child welfare, such as conference groups or coordinating councils, provided they make no commitments that bind the Organization absent the consent of at least the Executive Board.

Section 7

The Organization shall act in accordance with all Rockwood School District Board of Education Policies and Regulations, which are incorporated herein by reference, including but not limited to Policies 2950 and 3370 and Regulations 2950 pertaining to fund-raising activities. No fund-raising activity of the Organization shall financially benefit a PSO member, faculty member, student or parent without prior Executive Board approval.

Section 8

No part of the net earnings of this Organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers or other private persons except that the Organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered. Services provided by members and officers are voluntary and will not be compensated, unless specifically authorized by the Executive Board prior to completion of such services.

Section 9

Any notice required or permitted to be given to members may be given by written notice (including distribution of flyers and posting notices through the school), by telephone, by facsimile, by electronic mail, by social media or by any combination thereof, or by any other method reasonably designed to reach the members.

Section 10

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the Organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on: (a) by an Association exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law); or (b) by an Association, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

Section 11

Upon dissolution of the Organization, the Organization shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the Organization, dispose of all the assets of the Organization by distributing the same to the Principal of Rockwood Valley Middle School. Said Principal shall, upon the advice of the Rockwood Valley Middle School teachers and administration, supervise the expenditure of said assets for essential educational materials and equipment. In the event that this is not possible, said assets shall be distributed to organizations as shall at the time qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Organization's Executive Board shall determine, with preference to be given to educational programs of the Rockwood School District. Any assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court in the county of the principal office of the Organization.

ARTICLE V. MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section 1

Any parent or guardian of a student of Rockwood Valley Middle School and any staff member interested in the objectives of the Organization and willing to uphold its policies and subscribe to its Bylaws may become a member. Any certified staff member of the School may be a non-voting member of the Organization. Staff members are not required to pay membership dues, if any. Membership in the Organization shall be available without regard to race, color, creed, or national origin.

Section 2

The Executive Board shall determine the amount, time, and manner of payment of the membership dues, if any, from time to time. If assessed, each member shall pay the annual membership dues; however, no household shall be assessed for more than one annual payment of membership dues.

Section 3

The Organization shall conduct an annual enrollment of its members, but persons may be admitted to membership at any time during the year as defined above.

Section 4

The privileges of membership shall be the right to hold office or appointed position, make motions, chair a committee, and vote. Only those members current in payment of membership dues, if any, are eligible to vote or to serve as an officer or representative of the Organization. Non-members are welcome to attend meetings and may ask questions and participate in discussions as recognized by the President.

ARTICLE VI. EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1

The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of the Organization, the Principal of the School or his or her designated representative. Chairpersons of the standing committees and of the active special committees may be invited to attend Executive Board Meetings that pertain to their committee.

Section 2

The Executive Board shall have general charge and control of the affairs, funds, and properties of the Organization and shall maintain records of such in a central location, including current and prior budgets, check registers, governmental forms, committee reports, contracts and correspondence. Records should be maintained for a minimum of five years.

Section 3

The duties of the Executive Board shall be as follows: to transact necessary business in the intervals between Organization meetings; to approve chairpersons of standing committees and approve the plans of the standing committees; to interpret the bylaws, policies, and standing rules of the Organization; to present a report at the general membership (open) meetings of the Organization; to prepare a budget for the upcoming fiscal year; to approve routine bills within the limits of the budget; to appoint the nominating committee; to appoint a committee to review Bylaws as needed; to appoint a committee of not less than two members, or an independent auditor or CPA, at least two weeks before the Annual Meeting to audit the treasurer's accounts; and to make budget adjustments as necessary, provided they do not individually exceed $750.00. Any individual budget adjustment over $750.00 requires the approval of the general membership.

Section 4

Every elected officer of the Executive Board shall be entitled to one vote.

Section 5

Each standing committee chairperson shall present the committee's plans to the Executive Board prior to execution of the same. Any expenditure for such plans should be presented to the Executive Board for advance approval.

Section 6. Regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be held during the school year, as stated in the Standing Rules. The time, place and regularity of such meetings are to be fixed by the Executive Board at its first meeting of the year.

Section 7

Special meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President, the Principal, or by a majority of the members of the Executive Board upon at least two days' notice.

Section 8

All officers are expected to attend all scheduled Organization meetings and a majority of Organization-sponsored events.

Section 9

On or before the first board meeting of the year, each officer shall be assigned to serve as a liaison and shall provide assistance to the identified standing or special committee chairs.

Section 10

A majority of the members of the Executive Board must be present at the Executive Board meeting in order to conduct business. Unless otherwise provided herein, a simple majority of those present and voting shall be required for the passage of any motion, resolution, or other vote.

ARTICLE VII. OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION

Section 1

The officers of this Organization shall include, at a minimum, a President, a Vice- President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Any office may be held by two persons so designated by the prefix "co-". These officers shall be elected annually by ballot at the regularly scheduled Spring general membership meeting by a majority vote of the membership present at that meeting. If the Executive Board includes a President-Elect, the office of President shall be filled by the prior President-Elect. Ballots should be counted by the president and his/her designee. If there is but one candidate for any office, the election for such office(s) may be by voice, show of hands or slate approval. Officer elections may be conducted electronically.

Section 2

Officers shall assume their official duties at the close of the final meeting of the school year and shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and installed. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, or three consecutive years, unless determined by vote and majority approval of the Executive Board and General PSO population. Additional officers will be chosen according to the needs of the Organization and upon the approval of the Executive Board.

Section 3

Nomination of officers shall be made by any board member.

Section 4

Spouses may be elected and hold any of the offices as a couple provided that such spouses were nominated and elected as a couple.

Section 5

A vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled by a majority vote of the elected officers on the Executive Board at their next regular meeting.

Section 6

Any officer absent from three consecutive meetings, i.e. Executive Board and Organization meetings, shall be deemed inactive unless absences are due to extenuating circumstances and the Executive Board receives notification of such. Any office having an inactive officer shall be declared vacant and shall be filled as provided herein. In addition, an officer failing to adequately participate or fulfill the duties of the office may be subject to removal from office by decision of two-thirds of the Executive Board. Such officer is entitled to a written notification from the President or the Principal at least two weeks prior to the vote regarding removal.

ARTICLE VIII. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1

The President (or Co-Presidents) shall:

  • preside at all meetings of the Organization and of the Executive Board
  • be a member ex officio of all committees except the Nominating Committee
  • be authorized to appoint any special committee necessary to conduct the work required for the annual report
  • maintain the right to table discussions or voting, at his/her discretion, for such reasons as new agenda items, time constraints, or items that require additional information
  • work with the Secretary to prepare the agenda for each meeting
  • be an authorized cosignatory for all accounts of the Organization
  • be the only one (or his/her designee, who must be an elected officer) allowed to sign contracts
  • work with the principal on designated duties and tasks
  • attend District-wide meetings, such as the Presidents' Forum
  • attend the Rockwood Presidents' Forum Leadership Conference
  • delegate the duties of any position that remains vacant
  • perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office

Section 2

The President-Elect, if any, shall:

  • attend District-wide meetings, such as the Presidents' Forum
  • be an authorized cosignatory for all accounts of the Organization
  • attend Rockwood Presidents' Forum Leadership Conference
  • perform other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Organization or Executive Board
  • assist the President and perform such duties that the President may delegate
  • perform the duties of the President in the President's absence

Section 3

The Vice-President(s) shall:

  • aide the President(s) and President-Elect
  • perform the duties of the President and President-Elect in the absence of both officers
  • oversee and serve as a resource for specific committees (to be determined at the Executive Board meeting immediately preceding the beginning of the school year)
  • perform the duties of the Secretary or Secretaries in their absence

Section 4

The Secretary (or Secretaries) shall:

  • record the minutes of all meetings of the Organization and of the Executive Board
  • be responsible for all incoming and outgoing correspondence for the Organization
  • report on all relevant correspondence at each Executive Board meeting
  • aid the President(s) in preparing the agenda for all meetings
  • make the minutes of the prior meeting available to all members of the Executive Board before each meeting
  • maintain a current copy of the Bylaws and Standing Rules, if any, as well as the records of all meeting minutes, written records of all voting results, a list of all committees and their members, and a list of the current members of the Organization

Section 5

The Treasurer(s) shall:

  • receive all monies of the Organization
  • keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures and disburse funds as budgeted or approved by the Executive Board
  • be responsible for the maintenance of the bank account and records of the Organization
  • be responsible for the filing of any necessary financial and tax forms with the appropriate governmental authorities
  • be responsible for the maintenance of all financial records of the Organization
  • comply with the statutory requirements and Rockwood School District Board of Education Policies and Regulations, including those provided in the Student Activity Funds Procedures Manual established by the Rockwood School District Board of Education
  • turn the financial books of the Organization over to an Audit Committee of not less than two members or an independent auditor appointed by the Executive Board at the end of the school year for examination
  • present a statement of account at every meeting of the Organization and any other times as requested by the Executive Board
  • maintain a record of the budget reports presented at Organization meetings

Section 6

The Treasurer's accounts shall be examined annually by an Audit Committee of not less than two members or an independent auditor appointed by the Executive Board no later than July 10 of every year. When the Audit Committee or auditor is satisfied that the Treasurer's final report is correct, they shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report.

Section 7

A check will be considered valid with one authorized signature if that signature is not the individual charged with receiving the bank statements and reconciling the accounts.

Section 8

The Treasurer and President shall be bonded annually.

Section 9

All officers shall perform the duties outlined in these Bylaws and those assigned from time to time. Failure to assume these responsibilities may result in removal as provided herein.

Section 10

Upon the removal or resignation of any officer, such officer shall turn over to the President or Executive Board, without delay, all records, books, and other materials pertaining to the office, and shall return to the Treasurer or the Executive Board, without delay, all funds pertaining to the office. Furthermore, upon expiration of their terms, all officers shall deliver all official materials related to their office to their successors.

ARTICLE IX. STANDING COMMITTEES

Section 1

Standing committees are committees with on-going functions that continue throughout the year. The chairperson of each committee shall serve for a one-year term. The incoming President, with the approval of the incoming Executive Board, shall appoint chairpersons of the standing committees after the spring election.

Section 2

The chairpersons of all standing committees shall mutually plan activities with the Executive Board, and no committee work shall be undertaken without the approval of the Executive Board.

Section 3

The Executive Board may create special committees as needed to promote the purposes and interests of the Organization. Special committees are directly responsible to the Executive Board. The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, shall appoint chairpersons of the special committees. Special committees shall be automatically dissolved upon completion of their assignment or upon decision by the Executive Board.

Section 4

An individual may serve unlimited terms as a committee chairperson, if appointed year to year.

ARTICLE X. FISCAL POLICY

Section 1

The Executive Board shall see that a budget shall be presented for approval at the first general membership (open) meeting of the academic year. At that time, additional funds from the previous year are also allocated. The Board has authority to make budget adjustments during the year, provided they do not individually exceed $750.00; the Board shall have no power to make the Organization liable for any debt(s) in an amount exceeding the cash assets of the Organization which have not been otherwise appropriated.

Section 2

Each committee chairperson has access to the budgeted funds for his/her committee during the current school year only. These funds will be disbursed by the Treasurer provided the expense falls within the committee's budget and is substantiated by a purchase order or receipt.

Section 3

The proposed budget may be presented and voted upon electronically.

Section 4

Any expenditure that requires carry-over or any anticipated expenditure occurring before the next year's budget is approved may be approved at the last meeting of the year.

ARTICLE XI. MEETINGS/VOTING

Section 1

There shall be regular general membership (open) meetings of the Organization, scheduled prior to the beginning of the school year. A regular meeting schedule may be established in the Standing Rules of the Organization. Special meetings of the general membership may be called by the President, Principal or by a majority vote of the Executive Board, five days' notice having been given. Members shall be notified no later than five days in advance of the date of any rescheduled general membership meeting. If meeting in person is not possible, meetings may be held electronically.

Section 2

Voting shall be determined by a simple majority of members present, except when changing or amending the Organization's Bylaws, when a two-thirds majority vote of members present must prevail. Voting may be conducted electronically.

ARTICLE XII. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Section 1

Robert's Rules of Order (current edition) shall govern this Organization in all cases to which they are applicable and not in conflict with these Bylaws.

ARTICLE XIII. AMENDMENTS

Section 1

These Bylaws may be amended at any membership meeting of the Organization by two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment shall be given at the previous general membership meeting.

Section 2

A committee may be appointed to review the Bylaws, as revised and amended, every two year(s). The committee shall draft any proposed amendments for presentation to the membership as provided for in Section 1 of this Article.

ARTICLE XIV. STANDING RULES

The Executive Board may maintain a list of Standing Rules to serve as a further operating guide for the Organization. These Standing Rules should be revised yearly to reflect the procedures of the current Executive Board.

Additional Duties of Officers:

Section 1

The President (or Co-Presidents) shall:

  • serve for a minimum one-year term
  • mutually plan activities with the Executive Board
  • maintain a current copy of the Bylaws and Standing Rules, if any, as well as the records of all meeting minutes, a list of all committees and their members, and a list of the current members of the Organization.

Section 2

The President-Elect, if any, shall:

  • serve for a minimum one-year term
  • attend all PSO Board meetings

Section 3

The Treasurer(s) shall:

  • The position of co-treasurers (if any) will divide the responsibilities of the position to create a system of checks and balances. Treasurer 1 will handle bookkeeping, bank statements, managing receipts and provide budget and banking updates at meetings. Treasurer 2 will count and deposit cash, write checks (co-signed by a president preferably), and present requests to the board at executive meetings.

Section 4

The Vice-President(s) shall:

  • serve for a minimum one-year term
  • attend all monthly PSO board meetings
  • mutually plan activities with the Executive Board
  • if able, attend District-wide meetings, such as the Presidents' Forum
  • attend Rockwood Presidents' Forum Leadership Conference
  • attend all monthly Organization meetings and attend a majority of Organization-sponsored events
  • compile and submit updated information to the VP of Communications for the weekly PSO email the Sunday before Monday distribution
  • maintain an updated binder of VP and committee chair information and save to Google Drive
  • The Secretary (or Secretaries) shall:
  • prepare copies of the meeting agenda and treasurer's report and make available at the monthly PSO meeting
  • record and prepare general and executive meeting minutes within 1 week of all meetings
  • submit approved meeting minutes to the PSO webmaster within one week of approval, to be posted to the PSO website

The Vice-President of Communications shall:

  • perform the duties of the Secretary in their absence
  • be responsible for all outgoing correspondence for the Organization
  • collect and organize relevant PSO information to share with the RVMS parent community through the weekly PSO newsletter, PSO social media, school announcements and school calendar of events
  • publish the Organization newsletter (if any) and weekly PSO email
  • oversee the following committees: Buzz Book, Membership Toolkit (MTK), PSO Social Media, PSO Website
  • fulfill needs of any vacant committee positions that fall under the Vice-President of Communications

The Vice-President of Fundraising shall:

  • be responsible for promoting and managing Castle Campaign, Direct Donation Campaign
  • oversee the following committees: Castle Campaign, Community Rewards, Knight Fun Run, School Store, School Supply Kits, Spirit Wear
  • fulfill needs of any vacant committee positions that fall under the Vice-President of Fundraising

The Vice-President of School Community shall:

  • oversee the following committees: Community Events, New Family Welcome, Student Celebrations (Student of the Month (SoM) and Knights of Character (KoC), Teacher/Staff Appreciation, Teacher/Staff Birthdays
  • fulfill needs of any vacant committee positions that fall under the Vice-President of School Community

The Vice-President of School Events shall:

  • oversee the following committees: 6th Grade Fun and Field Day, 8th Grade Farewell, Back to School Orientation, Book Fair, Fun Run, Glow Bash, Trivia Night
  • fulfill needs of any vacant committee positions that fall under the Vice-President of School Events

The Vice-President of Service Projects shall:

  • oversee the following committees: Adopt-A-Family, Building Beautification, Bylaw/Standing Rules Review, Coin Drive, Grant Committee, Nominating Committee, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Lanyards
  • fulfill needs of any vacant committee positions that fall under the Vice-President of Service Projects

Section 5

Bereavement

  • In the event of the death of an immediate family member of a current RVMS Family or Staff member, a donation of $50 will be made to support a memorial fund or charity in honor of the deceased family member.
  • PSO will seek school administration approval.
  • Funds for a bereavement donation will be taken from the Miscellaneous Operating Expenses budget.

Section 6

Cash and Cash Box Handling Procedures:

  • All Executive Board Members or Committee Chairs needing a cash box for a PSO event need to submit a cash box request to the PSO Treasurer with the date the cash box is needed and the amount of cash needed. All requests should be submitted at least 1 week prior to the event.
  • Adult volunteers should supervise cash handling during events. At the end of an event, cash boxes or bags should be locked up at the school. In the event that the school office is locked and/or the drop box is not accessible, the cash box should be locked up and sent home with a bonded board member overnight and delivered to the school the next school day for the Treasurer's review.
  • The PSO is required to bond the PSO President and the PSO Treasurer.

Section 7

Committee Budgets:

  • Committee chairs retain autonomy to use their budgets as they see fit, but should keep open dialogue with their Vice President about expenses. Any single item expense projected over $200 should be brought to the Vice President or President for approval.
  • Teacher/Staff gifts for retirement will come from the Staff Appreciation budget. The amount of money allocated for Teacher/Staff retirement gifts will be determined and available annually based on the projected PSO budget.
  • A gift, not to exceed a $25.00 value, shall be given to staff or teachers who are retiring or resigning, regardless of their length of service at RVMS.
  • In the event the Staff Appreciation Budget does not cover the cost of all Teacher and Staff retirement gifts within a given school year, additional funds will be taken upon board approval from the Miscellaneous Operating Expenses line item or a line item that has excess funds that will go unused during this school year.
  • Budgeted funds are given to each grade level team at the start of the school year. The amount of funds available are based on the projected PSO budget. Each team retains autonomy to use their funds in the way that they feel best supports their team goals and plans for the school year. No forms or grant requests need to be submitted for these annual team start-up funds. A check will be written directly to the school for Team Money during August or September.

Section 8

Communications:

  • All information sent to the VP of Communications, school principal or school secretary for the weekly PSO newsletter, the Knightly News, school announcements, school calendar or social media posts should also be sent to the committee Vice President or the PSO President.
  • All communications to be included in the weekly newsletter should be submitted to the VP of Communications by Friday prior to Monday distribution.
  • All requests needing Vice President or Board approval should be presented at the monthly PSO General Meeting or communicated via email to the PSO Executive Board.
  • All building usage requests, submitted through the Rockwood School District Facility Usage office or the RVMS School Secretary, should also be emailed to the committee Vice President or PSO President.
  • All social media accounts and Rockwood School District website should have two administrators: (1) a PSO Executive Board Member (preferably VP of Communications) and (2) PSO Social Media Chair and/or Webmaster.

Section 9

Contracts:

  • All event contracts, outside vendor rental agreements, RSD facility rental agreements should be reviewed and approved by the committee Vice President or PSO President.
  • The PSO President and Vice Presidents are authorized to sign event contracts, outside vendor rental agreements or RSD facility rental agreements after receiving board approval.
  • Board approval can be obtained at any monthly PSO General or Executive Board Meeting or in the form of an email vote.
  • A PSO Executive Board vote of ⅔ is required for contract or rental agreement approval.
  • Grants - Teacher and Staff
  • Allocated Teacher-Staff grant money will be determined and available annually, based on the projected PSO budget.
  • Fall Teacher-Staff Grant applications and deadline will be during September, with a review and approval in the month of October of the same year. Pending funds available.
  • Winter Teacher-Staff Grant applications and deadline will be during the month of January, with review and approval in January or February of the same year. Pending funds available.
  • All grants awarded will be announced in the weekly PSO Newsletter and posted to the PSO website within 30 (thirty) days of approval.
  • If teacher/staff needs arise the remainder of the current school year, the grant committee will assess those needs and award money as they deem fit.
  • All grant money not awarded will remain in the grant fund for the remainder of the school year that the money was raised.
  • All grant money not used within the current school year will be rolled over into the "school improvement fund" for subsequent years.

Section 10

Meetings - General and Executive:

  • Rockwood Valley Middle School PSO Executive Board will hold monthly PSO General Meetings on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of months with school closures on those days).
  • The PSO General Meetings dates and times can be altered by a vote of the PSO Executive Board.
  • Summer PSO Executive Board Meetings are optional, and at the discretion of the PSO Executive Board.
  • PSO Executive Board elections will be held in April or May of the school year and officers will assume their roles at the close of the school year.
  • The May PSO General Meeting shall be the last regular meeting of the school year, at which time the outgoing and incoming Executive Board Officers will both attend and hand off all binders and important information to incoming Executive Board Officers.
  • The May PSO General Meeting shall be the last regular meeting of the school year, at which time the outgoing committee chairs should surrender all committee notes and binders to the new committee chairs or Vice Presidents.
  • All PSO Executive Board Members, School Principal and School Counselor are to regularly attend all monthly PSO General and Executive Board meetings during the school year.
  • An RVMS teacher representative is invited to attend monthly PSO General Meetings to report on PSO sponsored events and activities. If a teacher representative is not available to attend a monthly PSO meeting, the principal will report on their behalf.

Section 11

Nomination and Election Process:

  • Notice to the RVMS parent community, inviting them to assume a vacant leadership role on the RVMS PSO Executive Board or Committee Chair positions, should be communicated via the PSO weekly email no later than the month of March.
  • The final slate of PSO Executive Board Officers for the following school year will be presented to the RVMS Parent Community via the PSO weekly email no later than the month of April.
  • A vote on the slate of RVMS PSO Executive Board Officers will be held during the PSO General Meeting in the month of April or May.
  • Newly elected Executive Officers will assume their roles at the last PSO meeting of the school year in which they were elected.

Section 12

Receipts/Reimbursements:

  • All receipts submitted to the treasurer should be the (A) the original receipt or (B) a copy of the original receipt. Treasurer will not accept digital copies of receipts via text. An email with a copy of the receipt and reimbursement request will be accepted with all valid signatures.
  • All event purchase receipts and reimbursements, totaling greater than $100.00, need Vice President approval and signature prior to submitting to the PSO Treasurer for reimbursement.
  • All Vice President purchase receipts and reimbursements, totaling greater than $100.00, need PSO President's approval and signature prior to submitting to the PSO Treasurer for reimbursement.
  • All event receipts and reimbursement requests less than $100.00 can be submitted directly to the PSO treasurer for reimbursement.
  • All event receipts and reimbursement requests should be submitted to the PSO treasurer within 30 days of the event date.
  • All reimbursement checks should be cashed within 90 days of the check date.

Section 13

Volunteer Handbook:

  • The volunteer handbook should be reviewed and updated annually, and included in all VP and Committee Chair binders, as well as, posted on the PSO website.
  • All Executive Board Members and Committee Chairs shall maintain a binder of events, activities, timelines, contacts, expectations and exit summary for their event.
  • All Executive Board Members and Committee Chairs are encouraged to share all events, activities, timelines, contacts, expectations and exit summary for their event via Google Drive with committee Vice Presidents and/or PSO President.
  • All Executive Board Members and Committee Chairs shall surrender all binders and important documents to the committee Vice Presidents or PSO President at the end of their term.
  • All Executive Board Members shall serve a minimum of 1 (one) year term, with a maximum of 3 (three) years in the same Executive Board Position.
  • Executive Boards Members can remain on the board after a 3 (three) year term as long as it is in a different capacity on the board.