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Rules of Governance

NUMBER OF MEMBERS 
The Board of Trustees of the Coral Academy of Science shall consist of seven (7) members at least three (3) of whom shall be teachers as defined by NRS 391.311, and at least one of the Board of Trustees shall be a parent.

NRS 386.549 provides that the governing body of a charter school shall consist of at least three teachers as defined by NRS 391.311 and may consist of without limitation, parent and representatives of nonprofit organizations and businesses.

Current Board of Trustees of the Coral Academy of Science shall appoint the new Board of Trustees at the last meeting of previous academic year.

QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS

To qualify as a candidate for election as a member of the Board of Trustees of Coral Academy of Science, an individual cannot be employed by the Academy and shall be of age of maturity in this state.

NRS 386.305 provides that a member of any Board of Trustees shall not be financially interested in any contract made by the Board of Trustees of which he or she is a member.

TERMS OF OFFICE

All Trustees shall hold office for a period of one (1) year and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. 
 

FILLING VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

If any vacancy occurs on the Board of Trustees of Coral Academy of Science, Board of Trustees shall appoint a new member.

REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

Board of Trustees of Coral Academy of Science serve at the pleasure and may be removed at any time and for any reason by a majority vote of the Board.

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Officers of the Board of Trustees of Coral Academy of Science shall be President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers shall be elected at the last meeting of previous academic year.

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees. He or she shall conduct all meetings in accordance with the Policies, Regulations and Bylaws adopted by the Board. He or she shall appoint committees of study when directed by the Board. He or she shall have the right, as other members of the Board, to discuss questions. It shall be the prerogative of the President, if there is no objection from a Board member present, to move an agenda item to a different position during the course of any meeting. The President shall have the authority to sign all necessary documents related to the functions of Coral Academy of Science and those required by law under Nevada Revised Statutes. The President shall hold office for one (1) year.

DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings and transactions of the Board of Trustees, and shall sign all necessary documents related to the functions of Coral Academy of Science and those required by law under Nevada Revised Statutes. The Secretary shall hold office for one (1) year.

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

Treasurer shall oversee the budget of the school. Treasurer and Executive Director shall form a committee to report the updates of the budget to the Board in each meeting if necessary. Treasurer shall hold office for one (1) year.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Trustees shall appoint an Executive Director as a head administrator for the school. The Executive Director has full authority for all kinds of school activities, day-to-day operation of the school, hiring and firing of personnel except full time teachers and administrators. The President and Executive Director together shall form a committee to handle the hiring and firing for full time teachers and administrators. Final approval shall be made by Board of Trustees. The Executive Director shall submit a progress report to the Board in each meeting if necessary.

BUDGET

The Board of Trustees shall approve the annual projected budget of upcoming academic year at the last meeting of current academic year.

ADOPTION OF BYLAWS

The internal operation of the Board of Trustees shall be governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the Board.Bylaws may be proposed by any member of the Board. Written notification of any proposal shall be sent to the members of the Board prior to a regularly scheduled Board meeting wherein it will be discussed and action taken. Final action shall be by a majority vote.

AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

The bylaws of the Board shall be subject to amendment only upon a majority vote of all the members of the Board at the last meeting of the academic year.

MEETINGS

Meetings are conducted by the President or in his or her absence by the Secretary.

REGULAR MEETINGS

In addition to the first meeting of the year on the second Wednesday of August, The Board shall meet on the 8 th Wednesday of each quarter at 5:00 pm , unless due to special circumstances a meeting date is changed or cancelled.

VOTING

Board members in attendance must vote on all issues. Voting shall be by "yes," "no," or "abstain." If a Board member cannot be present at a meeting due to exceptional circumstances, a vote may be cast by means of a speaker phone.

PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

All meetings of the Board are open to the public except that the Board may exercise its right to close meetings to the public at those times when appropriate pursuant to the provisions of the Nevada Open Meeting Law and NRS 288.220.

PREPARATION OF AGENDA

The agenda of the Board of Trustees shall be prepared by the President in consultation with Board members, staff members and other groups or individuals directly concerned. The proposed agenda will be posted in compliance with NRS 241.020.

QUORUM

In all meetings of the Board, other than those for which the law requires all members be present, the presence of four (4) members shall constitute a quorum. No action of the Board is valid unless approved by a majority of the entire Board of seven (7) members.

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Except as provided by specific stipulations in the Bylaws of the Board, the Board shall conduct all of its meetings in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

BOARD MINUTES

The minutes of all official meetings of the Board are recorded and filed in the President's office. Minutes are considered public property after approval by the Board and are available for inspection.

SPECIAL MEETINGS

Special meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held at the call of the President whenever there is sufficient business to come before the Board, or upon the written request of four (4) members of the Board, and in compliance with the provisions of the Nevada Open Meeting Law.