Salam School Parent Teacher Association
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this association is the ISM Salam School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Milwaukee. It is a local PTA unit organized and under the authority of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
*ARTICLE II: PURPOSES
Section 1. The purposes of the Salam School PTA are:
a. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and
place of worship
b. To raise the standards of home life
c. To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth
d. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
e. To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education
Section 2. The purposes of PTA are promoted through an advocacy and educational program directed toward parents, teachers, and the general public; developed through conferences, committees, projects and programs; and governed and qualified by the basic policies set forth in Article III.
Section 3. The organization is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future Federal tax code (hereinafter referred to as “Internal Revenue Code”).
*ARTICLE III: BASIC POLICIES
The following are basic policies of the ISM Salam School PTA.
a. The organization shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan.
b. The organization shall work with the school and community to provide quality education for all children and youth and shall seek to participate in the decision-making process establishing school policy.
c. The organization shall work to promote the health and welfare of children and youth and shall seek to promote collaboration between parents, schools, and the community at large.
d. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, directors, trustees, officers, or other private persons except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof.
e. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (i) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501C(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170C(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
f. Upon the dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to the Islamic Society of Milwaukee (ISM). The organization or members in their official capacities shall not, directly or indirectly, participate or intervene (in any way, including the publishing or distributing of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; or devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise.
ARTICLE IV: RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIONAL PTA AND WISCONSIN PTA
**Although respectful of the national and state PTA bylaws, Salam School has opted not to subscribe to either organization.
ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
** **To be decided
ARTICLE VI: OFFICERS
**Section 1. The officers of ISM Salam School PTA shall be one president, one vice presidents, one secretary and one treasurer and if part of a council, one delegate and one alternate delegate.
ARTICLE VII: NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS
Section 1. There shall be a nominating committee composed of five members, one of whom shall be elected by the executive board—Salam School Advisory Committee (SSAC)— from its body at their November meeting, one of whom shall be the principal of the school, and three who shall be elected by the association at a regular PTA meeting at least one (1) month prior to the election.
a. The committee shall elect its own chairperson, with the person receiving the
highest number of votes serving as temporary chair until the committee meets.
The unit shall provide for one alternate. The president shall not serve on this
b. The nominating committee shall nominate one (1) eligible person for each office to be filled, one delegate and one alternate to council and report its nominees at the regular PTA meeting in March, at which time additional nominations may be made from the floor.
c. Only those individuals who are current members of ISM Salam School PTA and who have signified their consent to serve if elected shall be nominated for, or elected to, such office. In the event of lack of response from the parents, SSAC may appoint the officers of the Salam School PTA
Section 2. The following provisions shall govern the eligibility of individuals to be officers of the ISM Salam School PTA:
a. NO officer may be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the
b. A person who has served in an office more than half of a full term shall be deemed to have served a full term in such office.
Section 3. Officers, delegates and alternates shall be elected in the month of March.
Section 4. The vote shall be conducted by written ballot and a majority vote shall elect. When there is only one candidate for any office that election may be held by voice vote.
Section 5. Officers, delegates and the alternates shall assume their official duties following the close of the annual meeting in May and shall serve for a term of one (1) year or until the election of their successors.
Section 6. In case a vacancy occurs in the office of president, the first vice president shall serve notice of the election. A vacancy occurring in any other elective position shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person elected by a majority vote of the remaining members of the executive board, notice of such election having been given.
ARTICLE VIII: DUTIES OF OFFICERS (Executive Committee)
Section 1. The President shall:
a. Preside at all meetings of this ISM Salam School PTA
b. Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating and audit committee
c. Coordinate the work of the officers and committees of ISM Salam School PTA in order that the purposes may be promoted
d. Appoint committee chairman with the exception to nominating committee
e. Perform duties prescribed by these bylaws and standing rules of ISM.
Section 2. The vice-president(s) shall:
a. Act as aide(s) to the president
b. In their designated order, perform the duties of the president in the absence or inability of that officer to serve
c. Perform duties prescribed by these bylaws and standing rules of ISM.
Section 3. The recording secretary shall:
a. Record the minutes of all meetings of the association, and shall be custodian
of the permanent file
b. Have a current copy of the bylaws and standing rules
c. Maintain a membership list
d. Perform duties prescribed by these bylaws and standing rules of ISM.
Section 4. The corresponding secretary shall:
a. Attend to all correspondence of the association, at the direction of the
b Perform duties prescribed by these bylaws and standing rules of ISM.
Section 5. The treasurer shall:
*a. Have custody of the funds and maintain a full and accurate account of the receipts and disbursements belonging to Salam School PTA
*b. Make disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or association in accordance with the approved budget
*c. Present a financial statement at every meeting of the association and at other times when requested by the executive board
*d. Present an annual report of the financial condition of the organization
*e. Have the accounts examined annually or upon change of officer by an auditor or an auditing committee of not less than three (3) members, who, satisfied that the treasurer's report is correct, shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report. The executive board shall appoint the auditing committee at least two (2) weeks before the annual meeting
*f. Report the findings of the annual audit to the executive board
*g. Be responsible for the maintenance of such books of account and records as conform to the requirements of ARTICLEIV, Section 7, and Section 10 of these Bylaws;
*h. Perform duties prescribed by these bylaws and standing rules of ISM.
Section 6. Unit delegates (or alternates) to council shall attend the meeting of ISM Salam School PTA and shall report to the association.
Section 7. All officers shall:
a. Perform the duties prescribed in addition to those outlined in these bylaws
and those assigned from time to time.
b. Deliver to their successors all official material no later than fifteen (15) days following the election of their successor, or by the close of the school year, or upon resignation.
ARTICLE IX: STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1. Only members in good standing of the association shall be eligible to participate in its business meetings or to serve in any of its elective or appointed positions. Examples of standing committees consist of: bylaws, legislative, memberships, etc.
Section 2. The executive board may create such standing committees, as it may deem necessary to promote the purposes of PTA and carry on the work of the association.
Section 3. The executive board shall select the chairpersons of the standing committee. The term of each chairman shall be one (2) years and until the selection of a successor.
Section 4. The chairperson of each standing committee shall present a plan of work to the executive committee for approval. No committee work shall be undertaken without the consent of the executive board.
Section 5. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. An ex-officio member has the right to make motions, debate and vote but is not counted in the quorum.
A majority of the members of a committee shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE X: GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Section 1. Regular meetings of the association shall be held during the second full week of any school month, unless otherwise provided by the association or by the executive board. The association shall hold a minimum of three (3) meetings per year. These meetings shall be as follows:
a. Approval of the budget (annually).
b. Election of the nominating committee (biannually)
c. Election of officers (biannually).
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President or by a majority of the executive board, three (3) days notice having been given. No other business than that business which is stated in the call shall be transacted at this meeting.
Section 3. Ten (10) members, at least two (2) who are officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business in any meeting of the association.
Section 4. The officers and chairpersons shall submit yearly reports at the annual meeting in May.
Section 5. The privilege of holding office, introducing motions, debating and voting shall be limited to members of the association whose current dues are paid.
*ARTICLE XI: DISSOLUTION
Upon the dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to ISM Salam School.
*ARTICLE XII: AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the association by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given at the previous meeting.
Section 2. Salam School PTA may appoint a committee to submit a revised set of bylaws as a substitute for the existing bylaws only by a majority vote at a meeting of the association, or by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the executive board. The requirement for adoption of a revised set of bylaws shall be the same as in the case of an amendment.
Section 3. All revisions and amendments to the ISM Salam School PTA Bylaws shall be submitted for approval to Salam School Advisory Committee (SSAC). The Adoption of an amendment to any provision of these bylaws identified shall serve automatically and without the requirement of any further action by Salam School PTA to amend correspondingly the bylaws of each local PTA. Salam School PTA shall promptly incorporate such amendments to their respective bylaws.