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Proposed Changes to CGA Bylaws

April 29, 2009

To see current CGA by laws

Proposed Changes to the

BYLAWS of COPPELL GIFTED ASSOCIATION

to be voted on May 5, 2009 at 7pm (CHS lecture hall)

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 3.2 – Benefits of Membership.

Current: “Members will have an opportunity to:”

Proposed: “CGA may have an opportunity to:”

Current: “F. Receive a directory of other CISD parents of gifted and talented students; and”

Proposed: remove completely

Current: “G. Find out changes being considered for the G/T curriculum and be able to voice opinions on these possible changes before they are implemented.”

Proposed: “G. Inform members about changes being considered for the G/T curriculum.”

ARTICLE IV – DUES

Current: “Annual membership dues and due date therefore shall be determined by the Executive Board. One membership includes two parents (or guardians). Any change in the dues shall be set by the Executive board and be approved by the membership at regular meetings. In the event the changed amount set by the Executive Board for any year is not approved, the dues shall be the same as those last approved by the membership.”

Proposed: “Annual membership dues and due date therefore shall be determined by the Executive Board. One membership includes two parents (or guardians). Any change in the dues shall be set by the Executive board.”

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS

Section 5.2 – Term.

Current: “Term of office shall be August 1 through July 31 of each year.”

Proposed: “Term of office shall be June 1 through May 31 of each year with the exception of Treasurer whose term shall be August 1 through July 31 of each year.”

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 6.6 – The Newsletter officer shall:

Current: “B. Maintain an up-to-date mailing list for CGA;”

Proposed: move to 6.7-Membership officer

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 6.7 – The Membership officer shall:

Current: “B. Maintain current membership roster or database;”

Proposed: “B. Maintain current membership roster or database and an up-to-date electronic mailing list for CGA;”

ARTICLE VIII – ELECTIONS

Section 8.3 – Voting.

Current: “Election shall be by ballot at the May membership meeting at which the slate of officers will be presented, at which time additional nominees may be nominated from the floor providing consent of the nominee is obtained at that time.”

Proposed: “Election shall be by ballot or show of hands at the last membership meeting of the school year at which the slate of officers will be presented, at which time additional nominees may be nominated from the floor providing consent of the nominee is obtained at that time.”

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