(Amended February 2005, October 2009)
Robert's Rules of Order, latest edition, shall be the authority on all questions of procedure not specifically stated in the Constitution.
SECTION 1. The Nebraska Council of School Administrators shall consist of member affiliate associations and a retired affiliate association. The Constitution shall prescribe the exact number of member affiliate associations.
SECTION 2. Member affiliate associations shall be entitled to all rights and privileges accorded to active members as prescribed in the Constitution.
SECTION 3. The retired affiliate association shall be entitled to all rights and privileges accorded to retired administrators as prescribed in the Constitution.
SECTION 1. The membership of the Executive Board shall consist of the current president, president-elect and immediate past president from each of the member affiliate associations as prescribed in the Constitution.
SECTION 2. It shall be the responsibility of each of the member affiliate associations, in accordance with their respective constitutions, to appoint or elect their representatives to the Executive Board by the first (1st) day in September of each year.
SECTION 3. The retired affiliate association shall appoint or elect a non-voting liaison representative from its membership to attend meetings of the Executive Board. The rights and privileges of the liaison representative shall be determined by the Executive Board.
SECTION 4. The immediate past chair of the Executive Board shall serve as a nonvoting, ex officio member of the board for a period of one membership year.
SECTION 1. The officers of the Executive Board shall consist of a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.
SECTION 2. Each elected officer shall serve for one (1) year, beginning the first (1st) day of September.
SECTION 3. The Chairperson shall preside at all Executive Board meetings, shall be ex-officio member of all committees, and approve all expenditures of the Council that exceed one thousand ($1,000) dollars. Any expenditure of five thousand ($5,000) dollars or more shall be approved in advance by the Chairperson. Any member of the Executive Board may exercise the prerogative to review expenditures of the Council.
SECTION 4. The Vice-Chairperson, in the absence of the Chairperson, shall perform the duties of the Chairperson. The Vice-Chairperson shall serve as liaison to the Legislation Committee.
SECTION 5. The Executive Board shall annually review and define the duties of the Executive Director.
SECTION 1. There shall not be less than four (4) meetings of the Executive Board each year.
SECTION 2. Special meetings of the Executive Board shall be called by the Chairperson upon written request by five (5) members of the Executive Board or by the request of the Executive Director. Special meetings may be conducted via telephone conference call; provided, all relevant rules of parliamentary procedure shall be followed during telephone conference call special meetings.
SECTION 3. A quorum for all meetings of the Executive Board shall consist of eight (8) members of the Executive Board.
The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Executive Board. The precise duties of the Executive Director shall include but shall not be limited to the following duties:
- To act as the Executive Director and to carry out the directives of the Chairperson and the Executive Board of the Council.
- To manage the Council office and supervise its personnel and fiscal expenditures; to keep records, files, and accounts of Council activities.
- To be a leader at all times in the best interests of education in representing Nebraska and to promote the welfare of Council members.
- To encourage, identify, develop, and coordinate inservice/conference activities.
- To seek, through appropriate channels, adequate financial and public support for the educational programs for the public school children of Nebraska.
- To provide leadership in soliciting the cooperation of other agencies to improve education in Nebraska.
- To be the spokesperson for the Council and disseminate information about education on the Nebraska scene.
SECTION 1: The Executive Director shall annually present a balanced budget for review and approval by a majority vote of the Executive Board. Any expenditures or projected expenditures that exceed the budget shall be approved by a two-third (2/3s) majority of the Executive Board.
SECTION 2: Beginning in the 2005-06 fiscal year and every third fiscal year thereafter, the Executive Director shall commission an auditing firm to perform a complete audit of the accounts of the Council. A complete audit shall mean an audit under generally accepted auditing standards. In every fiscal year in which a complete audit is not performed, the Executive Director shall commission an auditing firm to perform a review of the accounts of the Council through generally accepted review standards. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the Executive Board may, by majority vote, cause to have a complete audit performed at anytime the Executive Board deems necessary and appropriate.
SECTION 1. For the purpose of governing the affairs of the Council, the authority of the Council Bylaws and Constitution shall supersede that authority granted by the constitutions of affiliate associations.
SECTION 2. Members of the Council shall be expected to adhere to the respective codes of ethics of their national affiliate organizations and the Regulations and Standards for Professional Practices Criteria (92 NAC 27).
Amendments or additions to these Bylaws may be made at any meeting of the Executive Board by a majority vote of the members of said Executive Board, present and voting. A draft of the amendments or additions to these Bylaws must be mailed to each member of the Executive Board at least ten (10) days prior to its presentation for adoption. The notice shall state the time and place of the presentation of such proposed amendments.