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									BYLAW REVISON SCRIPT

Chair:

The next item of business is consideration of the revision of the bylaws. The current bylaws will not be considered. If any member wishes to retain an item from the existing bylaws, it must be presented in full as amendment to the revision. The chairman (or designee) of the bylaws revision committee will report.

Chairman (or designee):

On behalf of the committee on revision of the bylaws, I move that, as a substitute for the present bylaws, the bylaws submitted by the committee be adopted with following proviso that the revision shall be in effect on March 9th 2010. The question is on the adoption of the bylaws proposed by the committee as a substitute for the present bylaws. The committee chairman will now read the proposed bylaws, one article or one section at a time. After each article or section is read, it will be open to debate and amendment. When the amendment of an article or section is completed, the next one will be read and considered. No section or article will be adopted until all have been opened to amendment. [Each article or section is read separately, each provision being carefully explained by the committee chairman (or designee). Handle debate on each article or section separately. The goal is to consider two articles per meeting.]

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Article I. Mr./Ms. [chairman’s name]? Article I – Name. The name of this organization shall be the Sacramento City Unified School District, District Advisory Council, hereinafter referred to as DAC. [Explains the reason for the change from committee to council. The reasons will include continuity with SSCs, etc.] Are there any amendments to Article I ? [pause] Since there are no amendments, Mr./Ms. [chairman] will read Article II. Article II – Purpose. The purpose of the DAC shall be to fulfill California education code mandated responsibilities as an advisory to the SCUSD Board of Trustees, to advise School Site Councils (SSC) on issues affecting the education of the students in SCUSD and to provide a “voice for parents”, and to place DAC information on the school district website. [“… and to place DAC information on the school district website” is not part of the current proposed language. It is here only for the purpose of demonstrating the amendment process.]

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[Explains the reason for three purposes. The reasons will include ed code requirement, etc.]
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Chair: Member A:

Are there any amendments to Article II ? The chair recognizes Member A. Madame Chair, I move to strike out “and to place DAC information on the school district website.” The effect of the amendment is to remove language that is not within the jurisdiction of the DAC.

Member B: Chair:

Second. It is moved and seconded to strike out “…and to place DAC information on the school district website.” If the amendment is adopted Article II shall read as follows: “The purpose of the DAC shall be to fulfill California education code mandated responsibilities as an advisory to the SCUSD Board of Trustees, to advise School Site Councils (SSC) on issues affecting the education of the students in SCUSD and to provide a “voice for parents”. [Handle debate. When no one else appears to want to speak to the amendment proceed.] The question (motion) is on amending Article II by striking out “… and to place DAC information on the school district website”. Those in favor of the motion, say aye. [Pause] Those opposed, say no. [Pause] The ayes have it and the amendment is adopted. The sentence “… and to place DAC information on the school district website” is stricken from Article II. Are there further amendments to Article II ? Since there are no further amendments to article II, Mr./Ms. [chairman] will read article III, A. Composition, 1. Parent Representative Member.

Chairman:

Article III, A. Composition, Parent Representative Member (Parent Rep): 21 parents/guardians of students participating in a program of compensatory education. They shall be elected by parents of students participating in a school with a compensatory education program (CCR, section 4423). [Explains the reason for this category of member. The reasons will include ed code requirement, etc.] [“district-wide” is part of the current proposed language. It was deleted here only for the purpose of demonstrating the amendment process.]

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Are there any amendments to Article III, A. Composition, 1. Parent Representative Member (Parent Rep) ? The chair recognizes Member A.

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Member A:

Madame Chair, I move to add “district-wide” after elected in the second sentence. The effect of the amendment is to add compliance with ed code.

Member B: Chair:

Second. It is moved and seconded to add “district-wide”. If the amendment is adopted Article III, A. Composition, 1. Parent Representative Member shall read as follows: “21 parents/guardians of students participating in a program of compensatory education. They shall be elected by parents of students participating in a school with a compensatory education program (CCR, section 4423).” [Consideration of the revision continues I this manner until all articles, sections, and subsections have been considered. Then the chair asks if there is any further amendment of the revision before the final vote is take.]

Chair:

The entire revised set of bylaws is now open to amendment. Are there further amendments? Handle debate. The question is on the adoption of the substitute bylaws (as amended) with the proviso that the revision shall take effect on March 9th 2010. Those in favor of the motion will rise [Pause] Be seated. Those opposed will rise. [Pause] Be seated. There are two thirds in the affirmative and the motion is adopted. The DAC has new bylaws that will be effective March 9th 2010. The next item of business is ____________. Or There are less than two thirds in the affirmative and the motion is lost. The current bylaws remain the bylaws of the DAC. The next item of business is ____________.

May 2009 Prepared by Karen Swett For SCUSD DAC Source: PATHWAYS TO PROFICIENCY: A Guide to Writing, Amending and Interpreting Bylaws, 2nd Edition-2007, by the National Association of Parliamentarians® (pp 73-78)

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