The name of the organization shall be the Peotone Parent Teacher Organization; herein referred to as the PTO.
The PTO is organized for the purpose of supporting and enhancing the education of children Pre-K through grade 5 of Peotone CUSD 207-U by:
Any parent, guardian, or other adult standing in loco parentis for a student at the pre-school thru 5th grade level of 207-U schools may be a member and shall have voting rights. The principal and any teacher employed at the 207-U elementary level schools may be a member and have voting rights. The PTO Board, except the President (s), may have voting rights. Each individual member shall have one vote. Voting may take place by voice at PTO meetings or by written ballot, in the event of an election. The President(s) may vote on a pending issue when the vote would change the outcome; that is to make or break a tie. The President(s) may vote in all cases where the voting is by ballot, but may vote only once.
Section 3: Eligibility. Members are eligible for office if they are members in good standing at least 14 calendar days before the nominating committee presents its slate.
Section 2: Treasurer(s). The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the executive board, and make a full report at the end of the year, and file any documents required at the end of the fiscal year. Treasurer will maintain and keep 501(c)(3) records and files.
Section 4: Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator shall attend board meetings, and work with event chairs to coordinate volunteers for PTO events.
Section 5: General Board Member(s). The General Board Member shall attend board meetings, chair one PTO event, and help out when able at PTO events.
Section 1: Regular Meetings. The regular meetings will be scheduled bi-monthly (Sept-Nov-Jan-Mar-May) on the second Tuesday of those months, with the exception of any special circumstance pertaining to weather or conflict of schedules. Time and location of the meeting will be posted online at least one week prior to the meeting date.
Section 3: Quorum. The quorum shall be 10 members of the organization. However, half the number of the officers plus one constitutes a quorum.
Section 1: Membership. The Executive Board shall consist of the PTO officers, principals, and standing committee chairs.
Section 6: Attendance. Committee chairpersons shall attend Executive Board and monthly PTO meetings to report on the activities of their committee. If they are unable to attend scheduled meetings, a written update must be submitted to the secretary.
Section 5: No officer shall be compensated by the PTO for their service.
Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern meetings when they are not in conflict with the organization’s bylaws.
The organization may be dissolved with previous notice (14 calendar days) and a two-thirds vote of those present at the meeting. Upon a vote to dissolve the PTO, the remaining funds shall first be used to pay any outstanding PTO debt. See Article XI Finances section 8.
Section 1: A special committee may be appointed to submit a revised set of bylaws by majority vote at a regular PTO meeting.
Section 2: The bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting. Notice must be given in writing to the PTO Secretary. Amendment requests may be made by the PTO Board or by at least 5 PTO members. Amendments must be discussed and voted on with those in attendance. Amendments will be approved by two-thirds vote of those present, assuming a quorum. Upon approval, updated bylaws will be posted on PTO pages for public viewing by the Secretary and will become effective immediately unless otherwise specified.