ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Merrimack High School Parent Teacher Group hereafter referred to as the MHS-PTG. The MHS-PTG is an unincorporated, non-profit organization that holds no political or religious positions.
ARTICLE II: OBJECT
The MHS-PTG exists to support educational enrichment and a sense of community at Merrimack High School. By promoting active cooperation and collaboration between parents, students, staff, and the community at large, we seek to establish positive relationships between home, school, and community and serve as a forum to address issues of general interest and concern that affect Merrimack High School.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERS
All faculty, staff, and parents or legal guardians of students at MHS are members of the MHS-PTG. No member shall have the right to vote at a meeting of the MHS-PTG unless that member has attended at least one previous MHS-PTG meeting that school year.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
Section 1: Officers and Election. The officers of the MHS-PTG shall be a chairperson(s), an assistant chairperson, and a secretary. These officers shall be elected at each annual meeting, and shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected.
Section 2: Duties of the Chairperson. The chairperson of the MHS-PTG shall preside at the meetings of the MHS-PTG, and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by these bylaws. The chairperson of the MHS-PTG shall also perform the applicable duties normally prescribed for the office of president. This office may be shared by two people.
Section 3: Duties of Assistant Chairperson. The assistant chairperson shall assume and perform the duties of the chairperson in the absence or disability of the chairperson, and perform other such duties as prescribed by these bylaws. In the event of the resignation or death of the chairperson, the assistant chairperson shall become the chairperson of the MHS-PTG for the unexpired term. The assistant chairperson of the MHS-PTG shall also perform the applicable duties normally prescribed for the office of vice president.
Section 4: Duties of Secretary. The secretary shall keep an accurate record of the minutes of the meetings of the MHS-PTG, shall conduct all correspondence for the organization unless otherwise provided or ordered, and shall perform such other duties prescribed by these bylaws.
ARTICLE V: MEETINGS
Section 1: Regular Meetings. The regular meetings shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month from August through June, unless otherwise ordered by the organization.
Section 2: Annual Meetings. The regular meeting in May shall be known as the annual meeting and shall be for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise.
Section 3: Special meetings. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson of the MHS-PTG, and shall be called upon the written request of five members of the organization. The purpose of the special meeting shall be stated in the call, and except in cases of emergency, at least five days' notice shall be given.
Section 4: Quorum. Five members, eligible to vote, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the MHS-PTG.
ARTICLE VI: COMMITTEES
Such committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the chairperson of the MHS-PTG as the organization shall from time to time deem necessary, by a majority vote, to carry on the work of the organization. The chairperson of the MHS-PTG shall be ex officio a member of all committees.
ARTICLE VII: CODE OF CONDUCT
Section 1: Courtesy and civility are required at MHS-PTG functions. Conduct, which undermines the quality of meetings, will not be tolerated.
Section 2: The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws or special rules of order adopted by the MHS-PTG.
ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENT
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.