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Constitution: Articles 7-14
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Article VII: Fiscal Year and Dues

Section 1

The fiscal year shall be from July 1 to June 30.

Section 2

The annual dues shall be set by the Board, ratified by a majority vote of the members present at the Annual Business meeting of the Association, to become effective at the beginning of the new fiscal year.The annual dues include regional membership.

Section 3

The period of membership of each person who joins PASCD and pays the annual dues shall be twelve calendar months, counting from the first day of the month in which the membership is processed.Members shall be entitled to receive only those publications of the Association that appear within the year for which their annual dues are paid.

Section 4

The region will receive reimbursement each year for each state member who is identified as a member of the region.The amount of reimbursement will be determined by theBoard.

Article VIII: Rules of Order


Rules of parliamentary procedure, as laid down in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall cover all business meetings of the Association.

Article IX: Governance

The ASCD Constitution shall govern all matters not covered by the Constitution and the Association’s policy manual.

Article X: Committees


Committees and commissions of the Association shall be appointed by the President and approved by theBoard and specifically charged in writing with their responsibilities.The charge shall be consistent with the purposes of the Association.The Board shall provide guidance andassistance in the development of committee activities.

a. At the Board retreat the President will present a list ofstanding committees for approval by the Board.

b. All committee chairs (standing and ad hoc) must be members of the Association and theAssociation’s regional affiliate.

c. The Executive Board chairs will have one (1) vote on all issues brought before the Board.

d. Each committee chair or co-chair shall be responsible to develop a plan (brief) that must belinked with strategic plan goals and approved by the Board.A budget forimplementing the previously cited plans must be supported by a two-thirds vote of theBoard.

Article XI: Amendments


This constitution shall be amended or altered in the following manner:

1. The proposed amendment(s) shall be submitted in writing to the President of the Association.

2. It shall be signed by a total of at least ten members from three or more regions and subsequentlyapproved by the Board by a three-fourths vote.

3. The Constitution shall be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the active members who reply.Theproposed amendment(s) will be circulated to the membership in one of the published newslettersof the Association.

Article XII: Constitutional Review


Beginning with the 2001-2002 year and every four (4) years thereafter, the President shall appoint a committee to review the current Constitution to recommend any necessary changes to the Board.

ArticleXIII:Indemnification of Officers and Directors


All directors and officers of the Association, whether or not then in office, shall be indemnified by the Association against all costs, liabilities, and expenses actually and reasonably by or imposed upon them in connection with or arising out of any action, suit, or proceeding in which they may be involved, directly or indirectly, or to which they may be made party by reason of being or having been a director or officer of the Association, except in relation to matters as to which they shall be finally adjudged in action, suit, or proceeding to have been guilty of bad faith or fraud in the performance of their duty as such director or officer.

Article XIV: Dissolution of Organization


No part of the net income, revenue, and grants of the Association shall benefit any member, officer, or private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered in connection with one or more of its purposes) and no member, officer, or private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any part of the assets of the Association on its dissolution or liquidation. In event of such dissolution or liquidation, the assets of the Association, after payment of debts and obligations, shall be transferred to an organization with tax exemption for charitable and educational uses and purposes similar to those of the Association, which exempt organization will be designated by the final Board of the Association.

Approved at the November 4, 2013 PASCD General Session meeting.