Brockton Community Schools Bylaws

 

Table of Contents

Article I, Name Article II, Mission
Article III, Goals Article IV, Membership
Article V, At-Large Seats Article VI, Responsibility of Members
Article VI, Voting Article VIII, Meetings
Article IX, Executive Committee Article X, Committees
;Article XI, Policy Article, XII, Amendment of Bylaws
Article XIII, Parliamentary Authority Brockton Community Schools Programs

ARTICLE I

NAME

Section 1

The name of this organization shall be the Brockton Community School Advisory Board, hereafter referred to as the CSAB.


ARTICLE II

MISSION

Section 1

The mission of the CSAB shall be to develop activities to encourage implementation of established goals. These activities shall meet the educational, cultural, recreational and social needs of the community, as determined by the CSAB and approved by the Brockton School Committee.


ARTICLE III

GOALS

Section 1

The Brockton Community School Program, of which the CSAB is a part, shall foster public understanding of and participation in an educational process that provides continuing opportunities for all ages to grow mentally, physically and socially.

Section 2

The Brockton Community School Program shall provide educational services, beyond the regular day program, to the residents of Brockton at either no fee or nominal cost.

Section 3

The Brockton Community School Program shall provide maximum use of school facilities for the residents of Brockton while ensuring that Community School and supplemental programs are consistent with the use of these facilities in providing education as prescribed in state statutes and School Committee policies.

Section 4

The Brockton Community School Program shall develop programs that will enhance the growth of recreational, social and cultural activities for the residents of Brockton.

Section 5

The Brockton Community School Program shall encourage Brockton residents, especially parents, to become involved in the schools through volunteering, committee work and courses.

Section 6

The Brockton Community School Program shall encourage community awareness of the educational programs and the procedures to access these programs available in the city.

Section 7

The Brockton Community School Program shall improve communication between the PACs/PTAs/PTOs, the teaching staff and the Brockton School Committee.

Section 8

The Brockton Community School Program shall provide for an annual progress review of these goals.

Section 9

The Brockton Community School Program shall be reviewed and assessed by the Planning and Development subcommittee who shall report its recommendations to the CSAB.


ARTICLE IV

MEMBERSHIP

Section 1

The membership of the CSAB shall include two School Committee Members, one School Department Member, one City Council Member, six At-Large Members, and one PAC/PTA/PTO member from each school that participates in community school programs.

Section 2

The Chairperson of the CSAB shall be elected from the At-Large and general membership. A candidate shall have a minimum of one year’s Board experience within the previous five years to be eligible for election as Chairperson. This provision shall not preclude election of the same individual to successive terms. This election shall be held at the first meeting of the school year. The term of office shall be for one year from election or until a successor is elected/appointed.

Section 3

The Chairperson shall be elected by a majority vote of the CSAB.

Section 4

The School Committee representatives shall be elected by the Brockton School Committee for a term of one year or until a successor is elected/appointed. The Vice-Chairperson of the CSAB will be one of the School Committee representatives. The two School Committee CSAB representatives shall determine who shall serve as the Vice-Chairperson. In the event of an impasse, the Chairperson of the School Committee shall appoint the Vice-Chairperson of the CSAB.

Section 5

The Secretary of the CSAB shall be the Administrator of the Community School Program. He/She shall be employed and salaried by the School Department. He/She shall be responsible for the administration and coordination of all program activities recommended by the CSAB and approved by the Brockton School Committee.

Section 6

The School Department Member shall be selected by the Superintendent and approved by the School committee. The term of office shall be two years or until a successor is elected/appointed.

Section 7

The City Council Member of the CSAB shall be designated by the President of the Brockton City Council. The term of office shall be one year or until a successor is elected/appointed.

Section 8

At-Large Members shall be elected by the CSAB and approved by the School Committee. Members shall serve a three-year term with two new members being selected each year.

Section 9

General Members and their alternates shall be selected from their respective PAC/PTA/PTO for a one-year term. Each PAC/PTA/PTO shall be entitled to one candidate and one alternate.


ARTICLE V

AT-LARGE SEATS

Section 1

Two seats for At-Large Members shall be open to the public each year and shall be advertised using multimedia outlets by or before April 1.

Section 2

Applicants shall submit a request and resume in writing by May 1. The Executive Committee shall screen all applicants, interview prospective members, and recommend two qualified candidates to the CSAB at the June meeting.

Section 3

At-Large Members shall be limited to one three-year At-Large term unless no other qualified candidates apply in a given year. In such cases, the outgoing At-Large Member may reapply for an additional three-year term.

Section 4

A member who has served one three-year At-Large term shall be eligible to reapply when one year has elapsed after the end of that term.

Section 5

The procedure for election of candidates to complete unexpired terms shall be the same as outlined above for full-term vacancies.


ARTICLE VI

RESPONSIBILITY OF MEMBERS

Section 1

All members of the CSAB shall become knowledgeable in all areas of community education. Each member shall make every effort to see the programs and the process of community education.

Section 2

All general members of the CSAB shall report to their respective PAC/PTA/PTO on a monthly basis concerning the actions and activities of the CSAB.

Section 3

Any CSAB At-Large or General Member who has missed three consecutive meetings of the CSAB during any given school year shall be automatically removed from his/her seat.


ARTICLE VII

VOTING ELIGIBILITY

Section 1

All members, with the exception of the Secretary, shall have voting privileges. Alternate members shall vote only in the absence of the General Member of their respective school.

Section 2

The chairperson shall exercise his/her vote only to make or break a tie vote.

Section 3

Voting shall be by a show of hands.

Section 4

Voting shall be by ballot at the request of any voting member.


ARTICLE VIII

MEETINGS

Section 1

A quorum shall consist of seven voting members.

Section 2

In the event of a scheduling conflict, the Board may set an alternative date.

Section 3

All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, except when any such provision is inconsistent with these bylaws.


ARTICLE IX

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1

Membership of the Executive Committee shall include but is not limited to the CSAB Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, School Department Member, one At-Large Member and one General Member. The At-Large and General Members shall be elected by the CSAB.

Section 2

The duties of the Executive Committee include screening of new At-Large applicants and reviewing nominees for the Albert Baroncelli Award.

Section 3

The Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of the CSAB when action is required prior to the next regularly scheduled CSAB meeting. Any actions taken by the Executive Committee shall be ratified at the next regularly scheduled meeting.


ARTICLE X

COMMITTEES

Section 1

With the exception of the Executive Committee all sub-committees shall be filled on a voluntary basis.

Section 2

When necessary, the chairperson shall have the right to appoint a member to a vacant seat.


ARTICLE XI

POLICY

The CSAB shall make recommendations to the Brockton School Committee and take action as the Brockton School Committee approves said recommendations.


ARTICLE XII

AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the CSAB by a two-thirds vote of the attending voting membership, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.


ARTICLE XIII

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the CSAB in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws.


BROCKTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

  • Adult Education Enrichment and Recreation
    • Expressways to English
    • High School Diploma
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Brockton After School/Academic Support Program
  • Driver Education
  • Smart Start Extended Day
  • Sports Programs
    • Community School Basketball
    • Swimming and Diving
  • Summer Programs
    • Act One Scene 1
    • Get Ready
    • Smart Start Extended Day
    • Preschool/Elementary Programs
    • Raise Up Basketball Camp
    • Summer Aquatics
    • Summer School
  • 21st Century Learning Centers

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43 Crescent Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 02301
(508) 580-7595
Fax (508) 894-4258
www.brocktoncommunityschools.com

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