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  1. The following administrative powers were (strangely) included in our 501c3's new/first Bylaws earlier this year. We are a public middle school PTO. Only the 5th/last of these seems reasonable to me. Policies -- Seek input and approval of school administration on all matters. Funding -- Fundraising efforts beyond dues must be approved by administration. Elections of Executive Committee -- Filling mid year vacancies requires administration approval. Special Meetings -- Administration may, on his/her own, call a special meeting. Treasurer Duties
  2. After 2 months of research and study, our BOE unanimously voted to build a new school instead of remodeling. We had Board elections and 3 new members have been voted in who want to stop the design of the new school and change direction to remodel the old school. We have spent nearly $400,000 which will be wasted if they indeed change the course of the new school. Can they do this?
  3. Hello, I am on a local school board and vote no on many things. Is there a way that after I vote no, that I can "qualify" my no vote?... I was told that as board members we are allowed to if the board votes 6-1, myself opposing can I say: "I would like to qualify my no vote" and then go into an explanation?... Thank you for your time.
  4. A Superintendant is "sneaking" her way onto separate Elementary & Middle School PTO mtgs to propose year-round school calendar and/or modified calendar that will effect the entire school district. The mtgs are typically filled with pto board members only. When the Superintendant is questioned on how the public and/or school dristrict was notified about the special agenda item for the meeting, while present at said meeting. The response is none. The same response comes from members of the PTO. Is it ok, to not give notice to the public of such a meetings? The Superintendant has never be
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