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BYLAWS OF THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF LANGUAGE ARTS SUPERVISORS (Revised, 2003) Article I. Name The name of this organization shall be the Council of Language Arts Supervisors (CLAS). Article II. Purposes The purposes of this organization shall be the following: 1. To promote effectiveness in the supervision, coordination, and teaching of language arts by a. Assuming leadership for coordinating and implementing the language arts program in the state of Florida. b. Supporting and supplementing the work of the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Council of Teachers of English. c. Publishing and disseminating pertinent materials. 2. To promote research for the improvement of the language arts curriculum. 3. To offer members an opportunity to act as a professional group in all matters pertaining to language arts. Article III. Affiliation This organization shall work with other organizations whose purposes are related to the language arts. Article IV. Membership and Dues Section I. Membership in this organization shall be extended to those persons residing in the state of Florida who are charged with the supervision and coordination of the teaching of language arts (K-12) at the district or state level. Section II. Annual dues of $15 are assessed at the recommendation of the executive board with the approval of the membership each May. This may be done by mail, if necessary. Article V. Officers and Executive Board Section I. The elected officers of this organization shall be a president, a president-elect, a secretary, and a treasurer. Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors Bylaws Revised 10-03 gjc 1 Section II. The executive board of this organization shall consist of the president, the president-elect, the secretary, the treasurer, the immediate past president, and the language arts specialist of the Florida Department of Education. Article VI. Election of Officers, Duties of Officers, and Term of Office Section I. Officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the school year. Section II. The duties of the elective officers shall be as follows: 1. President a. To preside at the meetings of the organization. b. To administer the affairs of the organization. c. To be in charge of the program and prepare the agenda for the meetings. d. To arrange site locations for meetings of the organization. 2. President-Elect a. To preside at meetings of the organization if the president is unable to do so . b. To administer the affairs of the organization if the president is unable to do so. c. To assist in the program and help prepare the agenda for meetings. d. To assist in arranging site locations for meetings of the organization. 3. Secretary a. To keep an accurate record of the meetings and to mail to members. b. To notify all members of the meetings. c. To mail copies of any proposed constitutional amendments (s) or change(s) in the bylaws to members at least thirty (30) days prior to the next meeting of the organization. 4. Treasurer a. To maintain and distribute a roster of the membership of the organization. b. To be in charge of all receipts and disbursements of the organization and to keep accurate records. c. To give to the organization an annual financial report, a membership report, and any other reports as requested by the president. d. To present all records and accounts for audit as directed by the membership. Section III. The term of office for president, president-elect, secretary, and treasurer shall be two years, with new officers taking charge at the annual CLAS meeting in May. Officers may be re-elected and may serve consecutive terms. Section IV. The executive board, Article V, Section II, shall function as the nominating committee. Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors Bylaws Revised 10-03 gjc 2 Article VII. Meetings There shall be at least two meetings of this organization during each year. Of the two required meetings, one shall be held in the same locality and during the same period of time as the annual conference of the Florida Council of Teachers of English, held in October. The second mandatory meeting is held traditionally in April/May. Other meetings shall be called at the discretion of the president. Members shall be notified by mail thirty (30) days in advance, when feasible. Article VIII. Committees/Individual Appointments The president shall appoint such committees as she or he deems necessary to conduct the affairs of this organization. In respect to representation of this organization as either a liaison (e.g. Florida Reading Supervisors, Secondary Reading Supervisors of Florida) or voting member (e.g. Florida Association of Instructional Supervisors and Administrators), the president may appoint individual representatives. Article IX. Policies Any statement to the public made in the name of this organization must be approved by a majority of the members. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, position paper committees, press releases, and NCTE or FCTE commissions. Article IX. Amendments These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting, provided that at least one-half of the membership is present. Article XI. Parliamentary Authority This organization shall conduct its meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in all points not expressly provided for in the bylaws of the organization. Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors Bylaws Revised 10-03 gjc 3