組織章程 / By-Law

BY-LAW OF

NORTHERN WESTCHESTER CHINESE SCHOOL

July 1, 1981

(Revised May 9, 2009)

ARTICLE I. Name, Purpose and Location

  1. The name of this school is Northern Westchester Chinese School (thereafter called the Chinese School). It was incorporated in 1981.
  2. Its purposeis to teachand promote Chinese language, culture and history to interested students. It is non-sectarian and non-political organization.
  3. The location of the Chinese School, which is selected by the principal and approved by the board of directors, should be in northern Westchester County, State of New York.

ARTICLE II. School Year and Class Hours

  1. The school year shall begin in September each year. There shall be two semesters per school year, and at least fourteen (14) sessions per semester.
  2. Classes are to be held on Saturdays, Sundays or possibly other off-school hours.

ARTICLE III. Students, Membership and Annual Meeting

  1. The Chinese School is open to all school-age children who are interested in studying Chinese language, culture and history. The number of students is subject to the limitation of available space, facilities, and other resources.
  2. The membership of Chinese School consists of all parents of students in current enrollment and the teachers.
  3. An annual membership meeting shall be held before the end of the second semester.

ARTICLE IV. Board of Directors, Principal and Officers

  1. A Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Chinese School and shall consist of a minimum of five (5) Directors, the principal plus elected members from the school membership. The directors shall elect among themselves Chairperson for the Board.
  2. Each elected member of the Board will serve a two years term and may be re-elected to succeed himself(herself) once (a maximum of four consecutive years each time in office).
  3. Half of the elected members of Directors will be elected by the membership each year in the annual membership meeting.
  4. In the event that a Director is unable to serve a full term, the Board shall appoint a substitute to serve as an interim Director for the remainder of the term. The appointment must be approved by the membership in the next membership meeting.
  5. Each family shall have no more than one member elected to the Board of Directors.
  6. The school officers consist of Principal, Vice-Principal, Secretary and Treasurer. the Board of Directors shall submit a list of nominees for Principal, Vice-Principal, Secretary and Treasurer to the membership to be voted together with possibly other candidates nominated in the membership meeting.
  7. The nominees for Principal must be a former or current school officer, staff (including teachers), or board member.
  8. In the event that the principal, the Vice-Principal, the Secretary or the Treasurer is unable to serve a full school year, the Board of Directors shall appoint a substitute for each vacant office to serve out the remainder of the current school year. Such Appointment must be approved by the membership in the next membership meeting.
  9. The Principal, the Vice-Principal, the Secretary and the Treasurer may each be re-elected to succeed himself (herself) once (a maximum of two consecutive years each time in office).

ARTICLE V. Officer’s Duty

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