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Learning Forward Colorado Bylaws
Amended April 4, 2008
Approved by Membership Vote on 1/28/09

ARTICLE I
Name

The name of this organization is the Colorado Staff Development Council, doing business as Learning Forward Colorado, and is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation in the State of Colorado. Learning Forward Colorado is an affiliate of Learning Forward, formerly the National Staff Development Council (NSDC).

ARTICLE II
Purpose

The purpose of the Learning Forward Colorado is to promote high quality staff development programs in school communities.

ARTICLE III
Membership

Members are persons who support the mission of Learning Forward Colorado and who are current in their financial obligation to Learning Forward Colorado.

ARTICLE IV
Meetings of Members

The annual meeting of the membership shall be held at such a time and place as designated by the Trustees. Members shall be notified at least thirty (30) days in advance. Special meetings shall be held at such times and places as may be ordered by the Trustees or by a call signed by at least (20) percent of the members. Notice of such meetings shall be given to all members at least ten (10) days prior to such meetings. For the purpose of conducting a business meeting, a quorum is considered to be ten (10) percent of the regular membership.

ARTICLE V
Trustees’ Duties

The trustees shall have the power to do and perform all reasonable and necessary acts to accomplish the purposes of the corporation. The corporate powers, property and affairs of the corporation, subject to limitations contained in the Colorado Revised Code, the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws herein shall be exercised, conducted and controlled by elected Trustees not to exceed the four trustee offices, two of which shall be elected each year. All Trustees must be Learning Forward Colorado members in good standing. The Trustees shall have the power to establish committees.

ARTICLE VI
Trustees’ Terms of Service

The President serves in the position for three years: Co-president year 1, Co-president year 2 and past President, year 3. The Co-president year 1 shall assume the duties of the Co-president year 2 whenever she/he is unable to assume such duties. The Secretary shall be elected for a two-year term by the membership and may be re-elected for a second term.

ARTICLE VII
Rules of Order

Decisions of the Learning Forward Colorado Board will be made through a consensus process whenever applicable and when the decision-making process is consistent with other bylaws of Learning Forward Colorado.

ARTICLE VIII
Amendments

Proposed amendments to these Bylaws must be submitted to the Trustees for consideration and presented to the members thirty (30) days in advance of the discussion. The regulations may be repealed, amended or changed by consensus or near consensus of the members present. The Learning Forward Colorado Board may act to change policy and procedure in implementing these Bylaws.

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