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Schools are encouraged to adopt bylaws. A school would do this to clarify certain areas that go beyond basic Rules or Order & Procedure and may be used in conjunction with these Rules or may be in place of the Rules.

Bylaws Suggested Outline:

(for suggestion purposes only, the SCC should decide what they wish to include):

  • Official name of organization
  • A reference to the governing laws for SCCs:
    • Utah Code
    • Utah State Board of Education Rule
    • Canyons Board of Education Policy
  • Standing Rules – this is the section that would replace the Rules of Order & Procedure
    • Elections
      • Set total number of available seats
    • Attendance
    • How meetings will run/Robert’s Rules
    • Define a quorum
    • Expected meeting schedule for the year
    • Roles:
      • chair and vice chair
      • Other
        • Secretary
        • Counselor
        • Others: ex-officio which would be non-voting
    • May not close meetings
    • How to establish sub-committees and the guidelines they function under
    • Guests and how they would bring topics of concern to the SCC
    • Agendas
  • Membership:
  • Follow law and then add a maximum. If no maximum added then everyone who wishes may serve on the SCC.
  • Attendance expectations
  • Replacing a member
  • Term of Chair (if desired, if not term would be yearly)
  • Election:
  • Many have chosen to include alternates, which will be appointed if a vacancy becomes available.
  • Should attendance for alternates be included?
  • Conflicts of interest
    • Recodification
    • Open meetings law
    • Canyons policy vs state law and rule
  • Standing Rules (in place of rules of order and procedure)
    • Elections
      • Set total number of available seats
    • Attendance
    • How meetings will run
    • Define a quorum
    • Meeting schedule
    • Roles:
      • Chair and Vice-chair
      • Others; elected or ex-officio
    • May not close meetings
    • Subcommittees
    • Roberts Rules
    • Guests/agendas/how to address the SCC
  • Date SCC last amended
  • In bylaws, if not already:
    • 1 week prior to a meeting, must post on website
      • A notice of the meeting, time, and place;
      • An agenda for the meeting; and
      • The minutes of the previous meeting (this one is not in many of the bylaws
  • Date SCC last amended
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