New Your State School Boards Association

NYSSBA BYLAWS - ARTICLE 7. OFFICERS

ARTICLE 7. OFFICERS
As amended October 18, 2008

The elected officers of the Association shall be the president, a first vice president, a second vice president and a treasurer. The immediate past president also shall serve as an officer of the Association. The executive director shall serve as secretary of the Association. Their duties shall be the regular duties of such officers, except that the duties of the first vice president and the second vice president shall be determined as set forth below and in accordance with Board policy.

The Board of Directors shall nominate the officers to be elected at the Annual Meeting at least 120 days prior to the date of such meeting. Each nominee for the office of president, first vice president, second vice president and treasurer shall be a member of an active member school board as defined in Article 1 of these Bylaws and shall be serving as a member of the Board of Directors at the time of nomination and election.

Both the first and second vice presidents must be duly elected or appointed members of the Board of Directors during the year in which they are to serve. Should a candidate nominated for either first or second vice president by the Board of Directors not be elected or appointed as a director prior to the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors shall submit an alternate nomination at that Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be submitted by member boards at the time of the Annual Meeting.

The first vice president’s duties shall be to assist and assume the responsibilities of the president in the absence, incapacitation or unwillingness of the president to serve as well as in accordance with Board polices as adopted by the Board of Directors. The second vice president’s duties shall be determined by the president and in accordance with Board policies as adopted by the Board of Directors. Upon announcement at the Annual Meeting of the nominations for the offices of president, two first and second vice presidents and treasurer of the Association, a call for nominations from the floor shall be made by the president. If there are no such nominations, the vote shall be by a showing of hands. If there are nominations from the floor, the vote shall be by ballot.

Upon election, the president and treasurer, consistent with Article 6, shall continue to serve as members of NYSSBA’s Board of Directors, but shall cease to serve as either area director, or director for the Conference of Big 5 School Districts, effective December 31. The vacancy of area director shall be filled in accordance with Article 8, Directors and their Duties, within 90 days of the election of the president and treasurer.

Terms of office shall begin on January 1 of the calendar year following the election and shall continue for one year.

In the event a vacancy shall occur in the office of president the first vice president will be expected to assume the role of president. In the event a vacancy shall occur in the office of the first or second vice president or treasurer, such vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Directors appointing a member of the Board of Directors to serve the balance of the unexpired term in accordance with Board Policy .

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