Saint Dorothy’s Home and School Association By-laws
(In Conjunction with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Home and School Association By-Laws)
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia supports the well-established Catholic philosophy of education that parents have basic rights and duties in the education of their children. The mission of St. Dorothy’s Home and School association is to provide parents and teachers a means of sharing and creating experiences for the benefit of the child, the school, and the home. Because we place the highest priority on the spiritual and moral development of our families and on their service to others, we will strive to assist in providing an environment which integrates academic excellence with Christian values.
Article I NAME
The patron Saint of this organization shall be Saint Dorothy. The name of
the Association shall be Saint Dorothy’s Home and School Association.
Article II OBJECTIVES
This Association will:
Section 1 Assist with the advancement of Catholic education and the
welfare of the students at Saint Dorothy’s School.
Section 2 Enhance the parents’ and the teachers’ role in the education
of the children by providing the opportunity for parents,
teachers and administrators to work together.
Section 3 Promote and sponsor parent-school activities.
Section 4 Provide educational materials and opportunities to maintain
and improve the quality of educational program.
Article III MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to individuals of Saint Dorothy’s Parish. There
will be no dues.
Article IV EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1 The Executive Board of this Association are:
1. Honorary Officers
c. Faculty Representative
Section 2 The election of the President is a 3-year term. The
President will serve 1 year as President In-Training and 2 years as President. The election of Vice President is a 3-year term. The Vice President will serve 1 year as Vice President In-Training and 2 years as Vice President. The office of Treasurer and Recording Secretary will be a 2-year term. No person shall be eligible to hold the same office for more than term.
Section 3 The President shall:
Section 4 The Vice President shall:
Section 5 The Recording Secretary shall:
Section 6 The Treasurer shall:
Article V HOME & SCHOOL BOARD
The Home and School Board shall consist of the Executive Board and the
Chairperson for each standing committee.
Article VI MEETINGS
Section 1 The Home and School Executive Board will meet on the first
Monday of every month 6:30 P.M. from September to June. Committee Chair updates will begin at 7:30. All Executive meetings are open to any member of St. Dorothy Parish at 7:30 unless otherwise designated by the Home and School Board. Special meetings of the Home and School Board shall be held at the call of the President and any three (3) members of the Home & School Board.
Section 2 A quorum of the Home and School Board shall consist of a
majority of its members. A quorum is required to be present
for the Home & School Board to transact business and to vote on matters coming
Section 3 If a quorum is present at a meeting of the Home & School
Board, a majority vote of those persons at the meeting is
sufficient to pass any motion or proposal before the Home
and School Board.
Section 4 There may be three (3) General Membership meetings
during the school year. The dates and times of these
meetings will be determined by the Home and School
Board. Meetings shall be opened to all members of the
Article VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1 Nominations for the President, Vice President, Treasurer and
Secretary shall be made by any members of The Home and School Association.
Nominations for President and Vice President will take place in late September/early October. Nominations for Treasurer and Secretary will take place in early April. The consent of all nominees must be obtained before nominations are final. Each candidate will be asked to fill out a form provided by the Board to introduce him/herself to the general Association.
Section 2 Elections shall be by written ballot to the entire membership
of the Association. The ballots will be tallied by the
Executive Board before the end of that calendar month.
Section 3 The names of the elected officers for President and Vice President will be
announced by the end of October. The names of the elected officers for Treasurer and
Secretary will be announced by the end of the school year
Article VIII AMENDMENTS
Section 1 This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the
Home and School Board.
Section 2 No parent who is a teacher and has a child in Saint Dorothy
school may be elected to the Executive Board.
Section 3 The Executive Board shall have the right to fill any
vacancies among the elected officers of the Association that
are not already specified by the Constitution.
Section 4 Executive Board shall have the right to add or delete
standing committees and shall have the power to appoint
ad hoc committees. Standing committees of the Board are:
Subcommittees: Walk-a-thon, Candy Sale, Football Pool, Mom’s Night Out, Notecards, Dot’s Dandy Dollars, Market Day, Box Tops for Education, St Dot’s Pride Items
Subcommittees: Book Fair, Dance, Hot Lunch, Subway, Santa’s Secret Shop, Nurses, Uniform Sale
Subcommittees: Student Newspaper, Publicity, Welcoming Committee
Subcommittees: Play, Assemblies, Monthly Masterpiece, Young Authors-Writers, Forensics
Section 5 Elected officers shall vote on matters before the Board.
Section 6 Non-voting committees and associations will be invited to
attend Home and School Association board meetings in
order to assure open channels and communication across
parish activities (i.e. Athletic Association, Grant Writing
Section 7 Dismissal from the Board shall be automatic after absence
from three (3) consecutive meetings without knowledge of
the President. Dismissal for cause is also permitted.
Revised**: May 2006
** Review and revision of the Saint Dorothy’s Home and School Association Constitution will occur a minimum of every two (2) years, with one exception, Article VIII, Section 4, regarding addition or deletion of standing committees will be reviewed and revised as needed annually.