Atlanta Homeschool Coorperative Bylaws
Atlanta Homeschool Cooperative Bylaws
Article 1: Name and Purpose
Atlanta Homeschool Cooperative (AHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based community organization. AHC’s purpose is to build community and connection among homeschoolers.
Article 2: Membership
Membership in AHC is open to any families and students currently pursuing or prospectively considering pursuing home-based education by any method permitted by Georgia law, without discrimination as to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Membership shall require the payment of dues as set by the Board of Directors, a signed membership application, and agreement to abide by AHC’s Policies and Procedures.
Membership may be revoked by a majority vote of the Board, for serious failures to abide by the Policies and Procedures or for conduct that causes grave disruption to the AHC community, as determined by a majority vote of the Board. As in all decisions impacting the community, the Board shall strive for consensus decision making regarding membership revocation.
Article 3: Governance
AHC business shall be managed by a Board of Directors comprised of at least three principal board members, and the chairs of such committees as shall be deemed necessary by the Board for the carrying out of AHC’s mission. Any member in good standing may serve as a Board member.
The three principal board members shall be:
The Group Facilitator, who shall act as President of the Board;
The Treasurer, who shall keep AHC’s financial records and report to members regarding the organization’s finances at membership meetings; and
The Communications Director, who shall act as AHC’s secretary.
AHC is committed to a consensus governance model. Board members shall consult broadly and strive for consensus in their decision making. In the event that a consensus cannot be reached, a ? majority vote of the Board shall govern.
The Board shall meet at least three times per year. The membership shall be duly notified of Board meetings, and any member may attend and participate. The Board shall elect new members annually at a duly noticed General Membership Meeting.
Article 4: General Membership Meetings
The Board shall meet with the general membership at least annually in a duly noticed meeting for the purpose of informing the membership of the organization’s business and seeking community consensus on decisions affecting the community.
Due notice of a meeting shall mean notice that can reasonably be expected to be accessible the majority of AHC’s membership, including but not limited to emails to the membership and/or notice on the AHC community calendar.
Article 5: Supervision and Safety of Children
AHC does not take responsibility for the supervision of children. No officer or representative of AHC may ever take responsibility for the supervision or safety of a child on behalf of AHC. Parents are expected to be present for all activities or to arrange personally for their child’s safety and supervision. Any officer or member of AHC who agrees to supervise another’s child does so in their capacity as an individual, and not as an agent of AHC.
Article 6: Amendments
These bylaws may be amended by a 90% majority of a quorum of members at a duly noticed Membership Meeting. A quorum of the membership shall consist of all the members in attendance at a duly noticed meeting. As in all decisions impacting the community, membership shall strive for consensus decision making regarding bylaws amendments.
Article 7: Dissolution
The Board may decide to disband the corporation by a 100% vote of the elected Board members. All funds remaining after debts are paid will be donated to a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chosen by the Board.