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Constitution of the Albemarle County Schools Parent Council

The mission of Albemarle County Public Schools Parent Council is to serve as a forum for parents, educators, and school officials to share ideas and exchange information in order to further advance the quality of the public education system within Albemarle County.

ARTICLE ONE

Name

The name of the organization is Albemarle County Public Schools Parent Council (“Parent Council”).

ARTICLE TWO

Purpose

Parent Council is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The purpose of Parent Council is to promote quality public education through communication and advocacy directed toward parents, teachers, and the general public.

ARTICLE THREE

Members

The members of Parent Council shall include a representative from each of the schools in the Albemarle County Public School System. Schools may have two co-representatives but, in the event that a vote is taken of Parent Council members, only one representative from each school is entitled to vote. In addition, there may be up to seven (7) at-large members selected and approved by the Superintendent of Schools and the executive board of Parent Council. The Superintendent of Schools is an ex-officio member of Parent Council.

ARTICLE FOUR

No Private Benefit

No part of the net earnings of Parent Council shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons, except that Parent Council shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Two hereof.

ARTICLE FIVE

Restrictions on Activities

No substantial part of the activities of Parent Council shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and Parent Council shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

This constitution was adopted on September 17, 2014


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John Lewis,
Sep 23, 2014, 8:38 AM
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