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     ARTICLE I
    Seattle Public Schools Title VI Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee

    Section 1
    The Name of this Parent Advisory Committee shall be the Seattle Public Schools Title VI Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee; hereafter to be called the PAC.

    ARTICLE II
    Purpose and Charge of PAC

    Section 1
    The Parent Advisory Committee, Title VI (PAC) advises the Seattle School district in regard to the Native Education Title VI Indian Education Grant. The PAC is part of the approval process for the grants application, proposed budget, and amendments to the application. Being essential stakeholders; members of the PAC represent those who directly benefit from the programming of the Title VI grant. The Parent Committee must assist in development and approve the grant proposal in order for our district to receive federal funding.

    Section 2
    The PAC shall act as an advisory group for the district as point of contact regarding Native issues and culturally appropriate planning.

    Section 3
    The PAC shall in an advisory capacity with Seattle Public Schools by request to ensure the academic needs of Native Students served by the program are met.

    Section 4
    The PAC shall approve in writing the Title VI grant application, proposed budget, and any subsequent formal application amendments.

    Section 5
    Following district policy, PAC members may serve on hiring committees after completing necessary training. This may include reviewing qualifications and assisting in in the interview of job applicants.

    Section 6
    The PAC shall conduct regular, open meetings in accordance with Article IV – Meetings.

    Section 7
    The PAC shall follow these bylaws and administer its charge by the Board of Directors of Seattle Public Schools for the duration of the Title VI grant program funding.

    Section 8
    Seattle Public Schools, including the Seattle public Schools Board, will first consult the PAC when questions or requests for action are brought to the attention of district personnel or their designee/'s.

    ARTICLE III
    Membership

    Section 1
    Number of Members: The total number of voting members on the PAC shall be no less than five (5) and no more than fifteen (15). This shall include the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Members at large and other offices described in Article VI --Officers.

    Section 2
    Composition:

    1. Parents/Guardians of program eligible (see Article III, Section 9-Eligibility) Native Students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.
    2. At least one teacher from Seattle Public Schools that is not paid by Native Education funding.
    3. At least one eligible (see Article III, Section 9-Eligibility) secondary Native student.

    All of these members have voting privileges.

    Section 3
    Term of Membership: All members of the PAC shall serve a term of one year except for the term of President, which shall be a minimum term of two years with the second or last year as Member at Large. Members may be re-elected.

    Section 4
    Membership Voting Rights: Once elected to the PAC, all members are eligible to vote on all issues being addressed by the PAC. Each member on the PAC is entitled to one vote per person eligible (see Article III, Section 9-Eligibility). Voting is accomplished by open vote and is permitted by teleconference when necessary. All regular PAC meetings are open to the public.

    Section 5
    Elections of Members: See Article V, Section 1 – Annual Meeting.

    Section 6
    Resignation: A member of the PAC may resign by giving written or verbal notice to the PAC President. The President may resign by giving written or verbal notice to the Vice-President and Secretary.

    Section 7
    Vacancy: A vacancy can be filled at any time by a quorum of the PAC. The new member shall serve for the remaining term.

    Section 8
    Removal: A member of the PAC who has three unexcused (no communication) consecutive absences or who fails to perform duties and responsibilities in a manner that is satisfactory to the PAC can be removed by Resolution; see Article VII Section 2 – Inter-Committee Resolution.

    Section 9
    Eligibility: Program eligible Native children shall have a 506 form which meets requirements of U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Grant, Title VI, Part A, Section 7117(b) on file with Seattle Public Schools.

    ARTICLE IV
    Meetings

    Section 1
    Frequency: Regular Parent Committee meetings shall be held on the second Thursday of every month except December, July and August. The President or Vice-President can call special meetings.

    Section 2
    Calendar: A schedule of regular meetings of the PAC, including the date, time, and place, shall be determined at the first meeting in the fall. The calendar shall be posted on the Native Ed website. www.seattleschools.org/NativeEd

    Section 3
    Notification: All notifications of meetings of the PAC shall be as follows:

    1. All notifications of regular meetings shall be given by telephone, in writing or electronic mail to PAC members.
    2. Special meeting notifications can be arranged either by electronic mail or telephone and are exempted from the regular meeting notification rules.

    Section 4
    Minutes: Minutes of the meeting shall be recorded at each meeting. Once approved by the PAC will be posted on the Native Ed website. www.seattleschools.org/NativeEd

    Section 5
    Agenda: An agenda shall be prepared for each meeting by the PAC president

    Section 6
    Open Meetings: All regular scheduled meetings of the PAC are open to all parents of Native students; and to the public.

    Section 7
    Quorum: A quorum of the PAC shall consist of a majority vote of the elected members to be a minimum of three (3) votes.

    Section 8
    All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

    Section 9
    Public Hearing: The applicant, Seattle Public Schools, shall hold at least one public hearing before submitting the annual Title VI grant application. A written notice of the public hearing shall be in accordance with regular meeting notification; see Article IV, Section 3 – Notification. A timely announcement shall be placed on the Native Education website. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide full opportunity for parents, teachers and, if applicable, secondary students to understand the program and its authorized activities that are available under Title VI, and to offer recommendations regarding the program. Seattle Public Schools shall provide an explanation of “supplement, not supplant.” The PAC must approve the application and indicate approval by signature in the required federal document of the grant application.

    ARTICLE V
    Elections

    Section 1
    Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting shall be held in the first PAC meeting, second Thursday of October regular meeting. Seattle Public Schools shall be in accordance with regular meeting notification; see Article IV, Section 3 – Notification.

    Section 2
    Purpose: The purpose of the Annual Meeting:

    1. Nominate and elect new PAC members Nominate and elect PAC officers. The officers are nominated and elected from the newly formed PAC.
    2. Disseminate information regarding the Title VI program to families of Native Students.

    Section 3
    Composition: See Article III, Section 2-Composition.

    Section 4
    Eligibility: See Article III, Section 9-Eligibility.

    Section 5
    Voting for Members: All members and parents of Native Students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools are eligible to vote in the election of the PAC. Individuals are selected by a majority vote in the open election.

    Section 6
    Voting for Officers: After electing the membership and before electing Officers, an opportunity shall be given for the public to hear from candidates for Office. The newly formed PAC membership shall vote for Officers. All other members shall be Members at Large by default. Up to 15. Students will be made honorary PAC members.

    ARTICLE VI
    Officers

    Section 1
    Officers: At the Annual Meeting, a simple majority shall elect Officers from the membership of the newly formed PAC. The officers shall assume the duties of office immediately. The officers of this PAC shall consist of those listed in Article III, Section 2.

    Section 2
    Duties: The duties and powers of the PAC officers shall be as follows:

    1. President: The President shall provide leadership and serve as an advisor to PAC members and officers. The President shall preside at all meetings and be responsible for coordinating the agenda with the other officers and Native Education Staff. The President, with input from the other officers and members shall direct proposals, events, and responsibilities that support the PAC purpose.
    2. Vice-President: The Vice-President shall assume responsibilities in the absence of the President. Secretary: The Secretary shall take minutes at all meetings. The Secretary shall maintain a repository of minutes for future reference. The Secretary shall post copies of the minutes, including those in attendance and the calendar of meetings on the Native Education website once approved by the PAC.

    Members-At-Large: Members-at-Large provide additional help as needed.

    Section 3
    Term of Office: Officers of the PAC shall serve a term of one-year except for the term of President, which shall be a minimum term of two years Officers may be re-elected.

    Section 4
    Vacancy: A vacancy in any office may be filled before the next Annual Meeting by a quorum of the PAC who shall be appointed to the PAC The new officer shall serve for the remaining term.

    Section 5
    Removals: See Article III-Section 8-Removal.

    ARTICLE VII
    Committees

    Section 1
    Special and Standing Sub-Committees: PAC may create Sub-Committees for the purpose of promoting its objectives. Members may volunteer or be selected by simple majority. The President of the Sub-Committee shall carry out the duties and report to the PAC.

    ARTICLE VIII
    Resolution

    Section 1
    Intra-committee: The President shall file a complaint per Seattle Public Schools procedure on file with the input of PAC members. No member shall file a complaint as a representative of the PAC independently, this excludes personal matters a parent.

    Section2
    Inter-committee: A resolution can have up to four phases;

    1. Resolution steps; resolution steps and action plan must be in writing
    2. Qualification to a Special Meeting; Not all resolutions are qualified for special meeting. For example, under the resolution statues, resolutions that relate solely to code of conduct issues. On the other hand, some issues are automatically qualified for special meeting, such as issues of duties or attendance.
    3. Special Meeting: A Special Meeting shall require a quorum of members to make a decision on a resolution. Such Special Meetings are not open to the public. Proceedings shall be kept confidential.
    4. Review of the Special Meeting decision: Review of Special Meeting decision shall be reported to the regular meetings as deemed appropriate in the decision.

    ARTICLE IX
    Amending By-Laws

    Section 1
    By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the PAC by at least a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting.