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EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
2013 - 2014 SCHOOL YEAR

ESSAC Chairperson: Mrs. Ladd

BYLAWS

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2013-2014 School Improvement Plan


A. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Andover Middle School and Educational
Excellence Council is to work to ensure improved student
achievement. The council will accomplish this by preparing
and evaluating the school improvement plan as required by
School Performance Excellence Plan (SPEP).

B. COUNCIL MEMBERS

1. Composition

The Andover Middle School and Educational Excellence
Council shall be made up of (5) teachers, one (1) alternate,
four (4) parents, one (1) student, one (1) educational support
employee, one (1) business/community representative, the
UTD steward and the principal. With the exception of the
principal and the business/ community representative, their
constituent groups shall elect all other members. Teachers,
parents, students and education support employees shall
also elect one alternate representative from each group.
The council will be representative of the ethnic, racial,
linguistic, and economic community served by Andover
Middle School.

2. Eligibility

All teachers, student services personnel, and the media
specialist employed by the school are eligible to be elected
teacher representatives to the Council. All other persons
employed by the school, including paraprofessionals, and
those who are not defined as instructional or administrative
personnel and whose duties require 20 or more hours
in each normal working week are eligible to be elected as
the education support employee representative. All parents,
guardians, or significant others responsible for a child
enrolled in Andover Middle School and are eligible to be
elected as parent representatives, with the exception
of those parents who are also employed by Andover
Middle School.

3. Terms

The terms of office shall begin in September of each
year and end in June. Parent and Business Representatives
shall be elected annually. Teachers will retain membership
on the council for three years subsequent to election.

4. Responsibilities

Council members are expected:

a. Attend all regular meetings

b. Communicate with constituents to collect data and
opinions for decision making

c. Report to constituents the actions taken by the Council, and

d. Consider the needs of all students when making decisions.

C. ELECTION PROCESS

All teachers, parents, students, and education support
employees will be nominated and elected to office, as well
as to fill vacancies. The school will make its best effort to
hold elections in the month of June of the current year for
each constituent group during hours that are convenient
for each group.

D. MEETINGS

1. Regular meetings will be held once a month with
alternating days on the third Monday and third Friday
of the month. The meetings will be held in the Media
Center at 7:45 a.m. Fridays and 4:00 p.m. Mondays.
All regularly scheduled meetings will be announced a
minimum of (5) five days prior the meeting.

2. Special Meetings may be called if the principal,
chair, or a majority of Council Member deem it necessary.

3. Cancellation of meetings may occur at the discretion
of the Council.

4. All meetings shall be open to the public and shall
not be held in any facility or location which discriminates
on the basis of sex, age, race, creed, color, origin, or
economic status or which operates in such a manner
as to unreasonably restrict access to such a facility.

E. QUORUM

In order for the Council to conduct business, a
quorum of seven (7) members must be present.
The quorum must include both teachers and parent
representatives.

F. AGENDA

1. The Chair shall prepare and distribute the agenda
for all regular and special meetings.

2. Adding to the agenda

a. Council Members may add items to any regular
meeting agenda by contacting the Chair three days
in advance.

b. Non-Council members may propose an agenda
item by contacting a Council member.

c. The agenda may be amended at the meeting
by majority vote.

G. CONSENSUS DECISION MAKING

The primary method of decision-making shall be
by consensus

H. MINUTES

Written minutes of each regular and special
meeting shall be kept as an open, permanent
record of the activities of the Council. The minutes
shall include the names of those in attendance and
any actions taken by the Council. The minutes shall
be approved at the next regular meeting of the
Council, and an official copy kept on file in the
principal’s office.

I. INPUT NON-COUNCIL MEMBERS

Those who are in attendance at the Council
meetings shall be provided an opportunity to
discuss issues under consideration. Discussion
will be held at appropriate times in the agenda as
determined by the chair.

J. COMMITTEES

Sub-committees will be established as
determined by the Council and in conformity
with state/district regulations.

K. AMENDMENTS

These bylaws may be amended at any regular
meeting by a 2/3 vote of the membership of the
Educational Excellence School Advisory Council,
provided that at least 5 working days written notice of the
proposed change has been given to all members of the council.

EESAC PROPOSAL FORM 2008-9