Oswego County School Library System Council By-Laws
Article I Name and Authority of the Council
The name of the organization governed by these by-laws is Oswego County School Library System Council (The SLS Council).
The SLS Council is governed by Section 282 of the New York State Education Law, The Rules of the Board of Regents, the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and these By-Laws.
Article II Objectives
Article III Membership
Section 1: Representation
Section 2: Term of Office
Article IV: COUNCIL OFFICERS
Section 1: Definition of council officers.
The officers of the SLS Council shall consist of a Chair and a Vice Chair.
Section 2: Election of the Council Officers
Both officers will be elected by the Council members. A ballot will be emailed to all Council members no later than ten days prior to the election
Section 3: Duties of the Council Chair
Prepare agendas for Council meetings with the SLS Director
Conduct the Council Meetings.
Organize committees on an as needed basis.
Section 4: Duties of the Vice-Council Chair
Assume the duties of the Council Chair in the event that the Council Chair becomes vacant.
Assume facilitation of meetings in the absence of the Council Chair.
Article V: Meetings
Section 1 Meetings
The Council shall meet at least four times per year. One of these meeting shall be a joint meeting with the Communications Coordinators. The dates of the SLS Council meetings shall be set by the director.
Section 2 Attendance:
Members should be prepared to mark these dates on their calendars. Every effort will be made to hold meetings during months where travel is less hazardous.
Article VI: Quorum
Section 1 Definition
A quorum is the number of members necessary to pass motions and conduct business. A quorum of the council shall be considered to be six members of the appointed members of the Council. In absence of a quorum, an electronic vote will take place.
Section 2 Voting
Each member shall have one vote. A quorum is required for voting purposes. If a quorum of 6 is not present, the motion will be emailed to the entire council for an electronic vote.
Section 8: Amendments to the By-Laws
Amendments to the bylaws will be approved when quorum (6 members) of the Council is in agreement, or by email as stated above.
Revised January, 2015