BYLAWS FOR DI GIORGIO SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
Di Giorgio School Site Council
The name of this council shall be the Di Giorgio School Site Council
Role of Council
The school improvement plan, including a budget, shall be developed and recommended by the School Site Council. The School Site Council, following approval of a school improvement plan by the school district governing board, shall have ongoing responsibility to review with the superintendent/principal, teachers, and other school personnel the implementation of the school improvement program and to assess periodically the effectiveness of such a program. Modifications or any improvement to the plan or budget shall be developed, recommended, and approved or disapproved in the same manner. The council shall carry out all other duties and responsibilities assigned to it in the Education Code of the State of California.
Section 1-Size and Composition
The School Site Council shall be composed of 8 members.
The needs and resources of the school improvement program require that membership include broad representation of parents, and staff, including all socioeconomic and ethnic groups represented in the school attendance area. Representation on the council shall be: the superintendent/principal, representatives of teachers selected by teachers at the school, other personnel selected by other school personnel at the school, parents of pupils attending the school selected by such parents. The council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) the superintendent/principal, classroom teachers, and other school personnel; and (b) equal number of parents.
Classroom teachers shall constitute the majority of those persons representing school staff.
Section 2 – Terms of Office
All members of the council shall serve for a two-year term.
Section 3 – Voting Rights
Each member shall be entitled to one vote and may cast that vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the council. The elected alternate shall vote in the absence of the representative. Absentee ballots shall not be permitted.
Section 4 – Termination of Membership
A member shall no longer hold membership should he or she cease to be a resident of the area or no longer meets the membership requirements under which he or she was selected. Membership shall automatically terminate for any member who is absent from all regular meetings for a period of three consecutive months. The council, by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members, can suspend or expel a member.
Section 5 – Transfer of membership
Membership in the School Site Council is not transferable or assignable.
Section 6 – Resignation
Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the local school district governing board.
Section 7 – Vacancy
Any vacancy on the council shall be filled for the remainder of the school year by appointment by the chairperson.
Section 1 – Officers
The officers of the School Site Council shall be a president, vice-president, secretary, and such other officers, as the council may deem desirable.
Section 2 – Election and Term of Office
The officers of the School Site Council shall be elected annually and shall serve for one year or until each successor has been elected.
Section 3 – Removal
Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of all members sitting on the School Site Council whenever, in the judgment of the council, the best interest of the council would be served thereby.
Section 4 – Vacancy
A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise shall, by special election, be filled by the School Site Council for the unexpired portion of the term.
Section 5 – President
The president shall preside at all meetings of the School Site Council and may sign all letters, reports, and other communications of the School Site Council. In addition, the president shall perform all duties incident to the office of president and such other duties as may be prescribed by the School Site Council from time to time.
Section 6 – Vice-President
The duties of the vice-president shall be to represent the president in assigned duties and to substitute for the president during his or her absence, and the vice-president shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the School Site Council.
Section 7 – Secretary
The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings, both regular and special, of the School Site Council and shall promptly transit to each of the members, to the school district, and to such other persons as the School Site Council may deem, true and correct copies of the minutes of such meetings; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws; Be custodian of the School Site Council records; keep a register of the address and telephone number of each member of the School Site Council which shall be furnished to the secretary by such member, and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to the office by the chairperson or by the School Site Council.
Meetings of the School Site Council
Section 1- Regular Meetings
The School Site Council shall meet regularly during the school year.
Section2 – Special Meetings
Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or by majority vote of the School Site Council.
Section 3 – Place of Meetings
The School Site Council shall hold its regular meetings and its special meetings in a facility provided by the school and readily accessible by all members of the public, including handicapped persons.
Section 4 – Notice of Meetings
Public notice shall be given of all regular meetings at least 48 hours in advance of the meetings. Any change in the established date, time, or location must be given special notice. All special meetings shall be publicized. Any required notice shall be in writing; shall state the day, hour, and location of the meeting; and shall be delivered either personally or by mail to each member not less than forty eight hours or more than two weeks prior to the date of such meeting.
Section 5 – Decisions of the School Site Council
All decisions of the School Site Council shall be made only after an affirmative vote of a majority of its members in attendance, provided a quorum is in attendance.
Section 6 – Quorum
The presence of 51 percent of the total membership shall be required in order to constitute a quorum necessary for the transaction of the business of the School Site Council. No decision of the School Site Council shall be valid unless a majority of the members then holding office concur therein by their votes.
Section 7 – Conduct of Meetings
All regular and special meetings of the School Site Council shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order or in accordance with an appropriate adaptation thereof.
Section 8 – Meetings Open to the Public
All regular and special meetings of the School Site Council and its standing or special committees shall be open at all times to the public.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
Terry Hallum – Principal
Alana Kirkley – 5th Grade Teacher
Theresa Sawyer- Kindergarten Teacher
Rebecca Perreault – 6th Grade Teacher
Deysi Nunez – Librarian
Maria Martinez – Parent
Yahaira Estrada – Parent
Denice Nunez – Parent
Stephanie Avalos – Parent
Adriana Urrea – Parent
Gilberto Torres – Parent