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P.A.W.S. Bylaws

P.A.W.S. Executive Board: 

Community Activities: , President

Treasurer: Cassie Graham 


Student Council: Ryan Milus

Administration: Shelly Nauman

Foundation: Amanda Pellegrini   



Established January 10, 2013 

Article I – Name

  1. The name of the organization shall be P.A.W.S. (Positively Active Wildcat Supporters)


Article II - Purpose

  1. Support education of children by fostering relationships among the school, parents and staff.
  2. Generate funds. 
  3. Provide financial support to the curricular and extra-curricular programs/activities.
  4. Ensure current programs existences.
  5. Provide family activities and parenting education.
  6. Promote School Spirit.


Article II - Membership

  1. All parents and guardians of District 99 students are members.
  2. Community members.
  3. All staff, coaches and supervisors of extra-curricular activities are members.
  4. Any inappropriate or unbecoming behaviors/actions of a member may result in dismissal from organization.
  5. Members should attend meetings, take an active role in activities and serve on committees when possible.


Article III - Delegation of Powers

  1. It is up to the President to interpret the Bylaws when questioned.
  2. In order for an official meeting a Quorum (4) of voting members must be present.
  3. Voting Members: Seven Executive Committee members
  4. The officers shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any vacancy will be filled among the Executive committee members.
  5. The President shall preside over meetings of the Executive Board, serve as the primary contact, and coordinate the activities of the Board, Committees and organization.
  6. The Vice-President shall assist the President and carry out the Presidential duties in the absence of the President. The Vice-President will become President if a Presidential vacancy will occur. 
  7. The Secretary shall record and keep all records and minutes of this organization.
  8. The Treasurer shall receive all funds and maintain all records of funds for the organization. Financial statements must be presented at each Executive meeting.   
  9. Any officer who has failed to perform duties in two instances will be asked to resign.


Article IV – Executive Board

  1. The officers are elected for one year.
  2. Board members must meet membership qualifications.
  3. Executive committee members are appointed by each of the (7) sub committees  


Article  - Sub-Committees

  1. The sub committees shall be: Financial, Community Activities, Classroom Support, Extra Curricular, The Foundation for Educational Enrichment, Student Council and Administration. 
  2. The sub committee members are any organization members willing to participate.
  3. Each sub committee will appoint an Executive Committee member to represent their committee. They will also serve as chair of the sub committee.
  4. A vice chair will also be chosen to assist the chair and carry out duties in the absence of the chair. 
  5. Sub committee meetings will be held at the discretion of the chair.  3 meetings will be held during the school year.
  6. Administration, Student Council and The Foundation for the Educational Enrichment are established and self-sufficient committees that the Executive Committee does not rule over. They are members to enable communication and eliminate conflicts.
  7. Community Activities: Funfair, Assemblies, family activities   
  8. Financial: Establish local business ties, restaurant nights, Bergner’s, Steinberg’s, Classroom supplies, all fundraising, concessions, and Market Day 
  9. Classroom Support: Supplies, PBIS
  10. Extra-curricular: Provide intramurals, 4-6 sports, support all extra-curricular   


Article V – Meetings

  1. Executive Committee meetings will be held three times during the school year. Meetings will begin at 6:00 on the 2nd Monday of an official school day in the months of August, January and May.
  2. Meeting dates may be changed within one months notice.
  3. Meetings are held at the Kennedy Library unless otherwise specified.
  4. Meetings are governed by the “Robert Rules of Order” when applicable.
  5. An agenda must be prepared prior to each meeting containing: Officer reports, Old business, New business, Public comments, and Closed session, if needed.
  6. Anyone interested in placing an item on the agenda, must contact the President at least 1 week prior to the Executive meeting.


Article  - Amendments

  1. The Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
  2. Notice of the proposed amendments must be posted and presented to the Executive Committee (7) days prior to the date of the executive meeting.                                    


Article  - Finances

  1. A Budget will be drafted at the August meeting.
  2. The treasurer will keep track of all records and receipts.
  3. The Fiscal year is from July 1 until June 31.
  4. The Executive Board will nominate (3) officers to audit records.
  5. The Board must approve all expenses.
  6. Two authorized officer signatures are required on each check.
  7. The organization shall maintain a checking account at Spring Valley City Bank.
  8. The organization will maintain a minimum balance or $1,000 liquid capital in the account at the end of the school year and to start the next year.


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