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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 -- Draft the following year's budget with input from school administration The scope of administrative authority is so extensive, that the PTO's ability to operate as a separate 501c3 seems quite easily compromised. (I'd posted to this forum of our inability to fill our Treasurer role due to the admin approval requirement.) Undue influence could have partially been at play when the prior four PTO Mothers (officers last spring) knowingly signed these Bylaws into existence, with the administrative insertions "because he wouldn't have it any other way, and it's always how we have to operate anyway". (They are the first Bylaws for the organization, which was formed in 2016.) Could CT Statute Section 33 re nonprofit conflicts of interest be helpful to reign in administrative powers (possibly with the Executive Committee adopting conflicts of interest policies and procedures)? But it seems that we would be in a catch-22 yet again with administration approval required. Any suggestions please for what footing (from the above possibilities or others) to use in overturning the extensive administrative powers? Bylaws changes are needed of course, but how to implement this without being blocked by administration? The Bylaws Articles on Nonprofit Purposes and Powers are "clean", without administrative inclusion. However, the Policies Article includes: "This organization shall not seek to direct the administration of the school. To help ensure that the actions of this organization support the mission, vision, and direction of the school, this organization will seek the input and approval of the school's administration on all matters." Amendments to the Bylaws are stipulated normally within our Bylaws, including repeal as well, with two weeks notice and 2/3 vote of members. Only parents and teachers are members and can vote when in attendance. Administrators are not members and cannot vote. Could we move forward, seeking but without receiving, administrative approval, and have a member vote on updated Bylaws without the extensive administrative powers?
I'm having some trouble with our village administrator. There's a "parks design plan" proposed by the recreation department. There are 2 village employees running the rec dept, a director and an assistant. I'm 36 with a young family and I'm active with school events, sports, etc. Some families have said to me around town things like "it'd be nice to see soccer back at the park..." I relayed this information my friends said to me... to the recreation director. A week later, the director got scolded by the village admin, saying he should not be talking to me (village trustee) about those things. The admin said to the director that all of those conversations need to go through email and through him first. I'm positive I'm not breaching any open meetings law. I need your advice, as I AM a newbie village trustee since last April 2019. THANK YOU!
I sit as a member of a municipal citizen advisory committee. The administer recently used the minutes to promote a personal agenda by misquoting the content of an email brought forward at the meeting in the minutes and; omitted a portion of amended minutes that were carried at a previous meeting. Are there any clear legal or ethical lines crossed in these cases and how to best address it without getting personal? Would there be any good reason to just let it go instead of engaging in what will likely be a hostile response. I'll mention we have a weak Chair that doesn't call for decorum, allows the use of names when things are tense and allows it to get personal. Thanks for your responses. Elle