PTF Bylaws




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ARTICLE I Name:

This organization shall be known as First United Methodist School Parent Teacher Fellowship, FUMS PTF.

ARTICLE II Purpose:

1. To promote spiritual, intellectual, and physical well-being of the children of First United Methodist School (FUMS) in the home, school, church, and community.

2. To develop communication and understanding between home and the school community so that united efforts will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

3. To engage in fund-raising activities, with the approval of the FUMS PTF general membership, on behalf of FUMS.

4. To assist with other projects or activities as may be desired by the membership to increase the quality of education at FUMS.

ARTICLE III Policies:

The FUMS PTF shall be noncommercial and nonpartisan. Its name and the names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a commercial concern or with any partisan interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to promotion of the purposes as set forth in Article II. The FUMS PTF shall not directly or indirectly participate or intervene (in any way, including the publishing or distributing of statements) ,in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; or devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise. The FUMS PTF may cooperate with other organizations and agencies concerned with child welfare, but persons representing the FUMS PTF in such matter shall make no commitments that bind the FUMS PTF. With prior approval of the FUMS PTF general membership, up to ten percent (10%) of all moneys raised from fund raising activities will be donated to the scholarship fund for students attending FUMS. In the event of the dissolution of the FUMS PTF, its assets shall be distributed by the FUMS PTF officers to the FUMS general fund.

ARTICLE IV Articles of Organization:

The FUMS PTF is organized under the authority of FUMS and First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee (FUMC). All of its policies and activities shall always be consistent with those of FUMS and FUMC. The FUMS principal and FUMS PTF officers shall be responsible for insuring that the FUMS PTF’s activities and policies meet this requirement. The First United Methodist School Council (Council) shall be the governing authority of all FUMS PTF activities. The FUMS PTF exists as an unincorporated fellowship of its members. Its “Articles of Organization” comprise these By-Laws, as from time to time amended, and its Articles of Association, if any. In the absence of separate Articles of Association, the By-Laws shall be deemed to be the Articles of Association. In the event of any conflict between these By-Laws and the Articles of Association, these By-Laws shall govern.

ARTICLE V Membership:

General membership in the FUMS PTF shall be open to all stakeholders of the children attending FUMS and school faculty and staff of FUMS. Stakeholders will consist of Guardian, Staff, Parents, and registered interested parties. Interested parties must register annually with the FUMS PTF secretary to join FUMS PTF.

ARTICLE VI Officers:

The FUMS PTF officers shall be the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and appointed Staff Liaison. The officers with the exception of the appointed staff liaison shall be elected for a period of one year at the general meeting held in April, and will assume office after the May general meeting.

ARTICLE VII Election of Officers:

Nominations for officers must be submitted in writing by March 1st to the incumbent officers. Candidates eligible for nomination for officers of the FUMS PTF must:

• Attend four or more general meetings in the year prior to nomination.

• Be a parent or guardian of a child/children attending FUMS and/or school faculty and staff of FUMS.

• Be supportive of school administration and policies.

ARTICLE VIII Duties of Officers:

The PRESIDENT shall preside at all the FUMS PTF meetings and perform such duties as are incumbent upon this office; and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

The VICE-PRESIDENT in the absence or the request of the President shall perform all duties of the President; and perform other duties as are assigned.

The SECRETARY shall keep minutes of all meetings of the FUMS PTF; and perform such duties as are incumbent upon this office. The Secretary shall receive, distribute, and reply to all correspondence of the FUMS PTF. At the end of the year, the Secretary shall pass on to the incoming Secretary all minutes and records of the FUMS PTF.

The TREASURER shall receive all moneys of the FUMS PTF, keep an accurate record of same, and deposit all moneys in a bank account in the name of FUMS PTF.  This account shall receive the signature of a FUMS PTF officer.  The Treasurer shall pay only such expenditures as approved by the FUMS PTF, and shall report all receipts and disbursements made during the preceding month at each meeting; and perform all such duties as are incumbent upon this office.

The STAFF LIAISON shall attend all FUMS PTF, FUMS Faculty, and Council meetings; shall keep FUMS faculty informed of all FUMS PTF decisions and perform all such duties as are incumbent upon this position.

ARTICLE IX General Meetings:

General membership meetings shall be held with at least 5 days advance notice. Those members in attendance constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE X Rules of Order:

All meetings shall be conducted according to “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised”, where not inconsistent with this Constitution and By-Laws.

ARTICLE XI Amendments:

These By-Laws may be amended at any general meeting by a majority of the qualified members present. An announcement as to a vote on amendments shall be given at a general membership meeting or by email to all registered FUMS PTF members at least 10 days prior to the vote. The Secretary shall give verification of the By-Laws in writing.

Amended June 2015

 
HOURS OF OPERATION SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION SCHOOL RESOURCES
 

School Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten - 7th:
8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Child Care:
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Preschool:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

 

School Telephone
407-847-8805

Child Care Telephone
407-847-2575

Fax: 407-847-7952

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Persuant to USC 2000d: First United Methodist Church, School, and Child Care does not discriminate on the ground of race, color, or national origin and extends to all students the same rights, privileges, programs, and activities. The non-discrimination policy applies equally to its educational policies, scholarships, and other school or child care administered programs.