1. To develop
and promote a strong unity between students, school and community.
2. To improve
communications and understanding between Valencia High School
the community it serves, and to provide the staff with an avenue through
issues involving the total school community can be discussed.
3. To raise
funds for providing essentials or extras no longer provided in the tax
special programs or projects
initiated by the Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
encourage parent and community participation in school related
1. The PAC shall not
become a policy making body or manage or
direct the school administration. It is assumed, however, that through
improved communication and understanding,
the school administration will be in a
position to reflect the
demonstrated needs and desires of the PAC
2. The PAC
shall operate with the cooperation of the school staff and within the
and procedures of the William S. Hart Union High School District.
3. Matters for
consideration by the PAC may be initiated by request of the school
administration or members of the council itself.
4. The PAC
shall be non-sectarian, non-commercial and politically non-partisan.
1. Advise the
school staff on matters related to educational needs and
and suggest priorities that involve the school as a
Matters that involve
shall be referred to the District Advisory Committee (DAC) through
2. Advise the
school administration regarding opinions, attitudes, or
the council, parents, or other citizens of the community.
assistance in evaluating existing programs through parental
4. Assist in
establishing and strengthening communication between the school
by providing a forum for discussion.
. Consider requests presented by
school staff for special programs or projects.
6. Review and
amend as needed the bylaws and internal operating policies
shall be open to parents or guardians of students attending
School, staff members and other interested community persons.
shall pay annual dues of $10.00 per family.
privileges will be restricted to parents or guardians of students whose
membership roster will be maintained.
of this PAC shall be a President, First Vice President Volunteer
Coordinator, Second Vice President Membership,
District Advisory Council (DAC) Representative, and Parliamentarian
These officers shall be elected annually with the
exception of the Parliamentarian
who shall be appointed by the President. These
officers are deemed the PAC
officers must be voting members of the PAC.
3. The First
Vice President Volunteer Coordinator shall form a non
committee, which shall report recommendations for office at the March
4. At the
annual election meeting in May, additional nominations may be made
shall be held by ballot at the annual election meeting in May. If there
nominee for any office, the ballot for that office may be
and the election held by voice vote.
shall serve for a term of one year. No officer shall be eligible to hold
office for more than two consecutive terms or hold more than one elected
office. Officers shall assume their duties on
President shall appoint persons to fill offices not filled by election
vacant. Appointments shall be confirmed by vote at the next
The President shall:
all meetings of the PAC and assure that the meetings are
in a timely
agenda prior to each meeting,
contact with individuals or organizations wherever necessary to carry
programs and aims of the PAC,
over the PAC Executive Board and
authorized to sign checks with the Treasurer.
2. First Vice
President Volunteer Coordinator: The First Vice President
(a) Work with
staff and administrators to supply volunteers for various
the school year,
list of volunteers which is current and available to any committee
the help of volunteers and
(c) Form the
3. Second Vice President Membership: The Second Vice
President Membership shall:
(a) Preside over membership drive
(b) Coordinate efforts with
Valencia High School Associated Student Body (ASB) to
solicit PAC membership,
(c) Maintain a current list of
paid members and
(d) Be responsible for counting
all monies with the treasurer.
The Secretary shall:
minutes of all meetings and have them prepared in a legible form to
at the following meeting or when called upon by the President,
minutes at PAC Executive Board meetings for presentation at
general membership meeting,
records of general membership and
(d) Handle PAC
The Treasurer shall:
an account with a commercial bank for collecting all moneys
and paying PAC
financial support to all PAC committees,
PAC financial reports at meetings of the general membership or
requested by PAC officers or committee chairpersons
authorized to sign checks with the President.
The Auditor shall:
the accuracy of the financial books and records
audit results to the general membership at the first regular meeting in
Representative: The DAC Representative shall:
responsible for conveying opinions and needs of the Valencia High School
PAC to the
District forum and sharing DAC responses on a monthly basis.
permit a two (2) year term, served one time only.)
Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian shall:
(a) Attend all
meetings of the general membership and the Executive Board
necessary advice in parliamentary procedure when requested
(b) Chair the
bylaws committee to review bylaws and internal operating
policies and procedures.
shall be compiled annually by all officers and submitted to
members of the Executive Board shall be: President, First Vice President
Volunteer Coordinator, Second Vice President Membership, Secretary,
Auditor, DAC Representative and
Executive Board, committee chairpersons, and other interested members
will convene in June to set goals and establish the budget for the
coming school year.
The goals and budget will be presented for approval
at the first general membership meeting of the school year in September.
chairpersons shall be appointed by the President. Committees
Hospitality, Newsletter, Scholarship, Disaster Preparedness, Prom
and Staff Appreciation.
members will be volunteers from the general membership.
committees may be formed as the need arises or as projects are
presented to the
shall be compiled by all committee chairpersons and submitted
meetings shall be held in September, November, January, March,
and May with
the time and date to be decided by the Executive Board.
meetings may be called by the President and/or Principal.
3. At the
regular meeting in March, the nominating committee shall
report recommendations for
office. The regular meeting in May shall be the annual
meeting at which time officers shall be elected.
meetings shall be conducted according to the agenda and with
due accord for
proper parliamentary procedure. If necessary, Roberts Rules of Order
Newly Revised will be
invoked by the Parliamentarian to bring order.
5. A Valencia
High School Associated Student Body (ASB) representative
will be invited
to share items of mutual concern.
1. Upon dissolution
of this organization, assets shall be distributed to Valencia
Associated Student Body (ASB) for purposes within the
meaning of section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to a state or local
government for a public purpose.
1. The PAC
bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of those attending a meeting of
the general membership.
These bylaws have been
accepted by the PAC membership as of 18th
day of May 1998.
Priesz, Valencia High School Principal
White, PAC President
Edwards, PAC Secretary
Mayfield, PAC Parliamentarian
These bylaws were amended
by the PAC Membership as of May 27, 2003.
Priesz, VHS Principal
Butler/Lauren Goetz, 2003-2004 PAC Co-Presidents
Schnurr, VHS PAC Secretary
Gallardo, VHS 1st VP/Volunteer
Lanz, VHS PAC Treasurer
These bylaws were amended
by the PAC Membership as of November 27, 2006.
Gaines, 2006-2007 PAC
Holland, VHS 1st VP/Volunteer
Covington, VHS PAC
Hamby, VHS PAC
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The following is an
amendment to the Bylaws dated November 27, 2006:
Under POLICIES, item 5.
is added as follows:
5. The organization
is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational,
scientific purposes under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) or
corresponding section of any future federal tax
Signed and accepted