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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
Our 501c3's new (first) Bylaws state that a mid year vacancy in the Executive Committee (made up of four officers) "shall be filled by the Executive Committee with the approval of the school's administration". The current three officers elected a fourth officer, with a 2-1 vote. However, the school administration (principal) is now requiring that the office be filled by a unanimous vote, and will accept/approve the same, or any other candidate, as long as the current three officers all vote in favor of the candidate. Can administrative approval impose a requirement that does not align with vot
Hello all: There is a motion on the floor to change one of the bylaws. The change has to do with the threshold required for the organization to give it's approval to certain action items. Right now the threshold is simple majority. The motion is to increase that threshold to 2/3 instead. Another member offers an amendment to the motion: change the threshold to 2/3, but keep the simple majority if the action item in question is of a limited duration. For example, voting to approve a maintenance contract that is ongoing, versus a maintenance contract that expires in one year. It seems to me