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To contact our Board of Directors please call Terri Mayson at (803) 613-9435 or email: email@example.com
Greg Hurt - President
Michael Ray - Vice President
Deadre Oliver - Secretary
Sherolyn Bishop - Treasurer
Brad Whitfield - Director
Roby Gillespie - Director
Tom Cotton - Director
Greg Hurt - President
Michael Ray - Vice President
Deadre Oliver - Secretary
Sherolyn Bishop - Treasurer
Brad Whitfield - Director
Roby Gillespie - Director
Tom Cotton - Director
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FCHS Policy Manual Index - revised 5-10-2012
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Board Administrator Relationship
Board Member Code of Ethics
Board member Conduct
Board member Conflict of Interest
Bookkeeping for Supporting Organizations
Course Add/Drop - revised 3-29-11
Executive Sessions Open Meetings
Expenditures and Solicitation
Fines and Fees Payment - revised 3-29-11
FOIA Request - revised 3-29-11
Interview and Hiring of All Employees
Midterm Elections - revised 3-29-11
Minutes of Board Meetings
New Member Orientation
News Media Services
Policies and Procedures
Policy Revision and Review of Administrative Procedures
Public Participation at Board meetings
Rental of School Facilities - revised 1-10-12
Rules of Order
Run-Off Elections - revised 3-29-11
Schedule Changes - revised 3-29-11
School Board Policy Process
Shared Leave Policy
Suspension-Repeal of Policy
Textbook Return - revised 3-29-11
Voting Method at Board Meetings
Fox Creek High School
ARTICLE I – NAME AND OFFICES
Section 1. Name of Corporation. The name of the Corporation shall be as specified in its Articles of Incorporation, to wit; Fox Creek High School (hereinafter referred to as the (“Corporation”).
Section 2. Fictitious Name. The Corporation may conduct business under the name: Fox Creek High School (hereinafter Charter School).
Section 3. Address of Corporation. The Corporation shall maintain a registered office as required by law and as designated by the Board of Directors. The registered office shall be 165 Shortcut Road, North Augusta, SC 29860. The Corporation shall maintain a registered agent who shall be the President of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE II – NATURE OF CORPORATION
Section 1. Non-Profit. The Corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or otherwise, to its members.
Section 2. Purposes. The purpose of the Corporation is to operate a Charter School pursuant to South Carolina Code Ann. § 59-40-5 et seq., South Carolina Code Ann. § 59-40-10 et seq., the South Carolina Charter Schools Act of 1996 (hereinafter “the Act”), and as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.
Section 3. Limitations and Restrictions.
Income and Distributions: No part of the assets, income, or net earnings of the Corporation shall be distributable to or shall inure to the benefit of its Members, Trustees, Directors, Officers, or any Shareholder or Private Individual, but reasonable expenses may be reimbursed and reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to enable the Corporation to provide the functions for which it has been organized. No Member, Trustee, Director, Officer or any Shareholder or Private Individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any corporate assets on dissolution of the Corporation. Consistent with the law, the remaining assets of the Corporation shall be distributed pursuant to South Carolina Code §59-40-120: Upon dissolution of a charter school, its assets may not inure to the benefit of any private person. Any assets obtained through restricted agreements with a donor through awards, grants, or gifts shall be returned to that entity. All other assets become the property of the sponsor.
Scope of Activity: Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Prohibited Transactions: No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall
be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and
the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public
Section 4. Non-Discrimination. The Corporation shall be non-sectarian, non- religious
and non-discriminatory, hiring staff and accepting students without discrimination as to
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, educational
affiliation, handicap status, or age, and shall comply with all applicable laws and
regulations relating thereto including those specifications regarding admission as to racial
composition pursuant to South Carolina Code Ann. § 59-40-50 (B)(6).
Section 5. Enrollment. Subject to total enrollment limitations, enrollment in the school
shall be open to any child in accordance with the South Carolina Charter Schools Act of
1996 and interpreted case law.
Section 1. Charter School Members. Members of the Corporation shall consist of all
parents or guardians of students enrolled in the Charter School and all Charter School
employees (hereinafter "Members").
Section 2. Annual Meetings. Annual meetings will take place once each year.
ARTICLE IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CHARTER GOVERNING BOARD
Section 1. Management. The Board means the governing body of the Charter School
and also shall be the Board of Directors for the Corporation (hereinafter also referred to
as "Board"). The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the Board. The Directors shall act only as a Board.
Section 2. Responsibilities. The Board shall sign a Charter School Contract, ensure
compliance with all of the requirements for a charter school provided by the South
Carolina Charter Schools Act, employ and contract with teachers and non-teaching
employees, contract for other services, develop pay scales, performance criteria, and
discharge policies for the Charter School employees.
Section 3. Number and Election.
Board shall consist of seven (7) Directors.
shall be elected by the parents or guardians of students enrolled in the
Charter School and the employees of the Charter School. Families
(parents or guardians) of students shall have one vote for each student
enrolled in the Charter School. All other Members shall have one vote each.
shall be elected by having greater than 50% of the votes cast. In the event
that there are more persons receiving greater than 50% of the vote
than there are open positions, those persons with the greatest
number of votes shall be deemed duly elected. In the event there are ties where
number of Directors would exceed the seven allowed by the bylaws, those candidates
shall participate in a runoff election.
annual election will be held on the second Thursday in May.
term of office for Directors will be two years beginning with the start
of the fiscal year following election. Exception: For the election immediately
following approval of this amendment to the Bylaws, only the four persons with
the greatest number of votes will serve two years; all others will serve a term
of one year.
may serve additional terms.
An election to replace a director during a term will be held if the
number of directors falls below seven.
The candidate receiving the most votes (plurality) will be elected to
complete the term of the vacated seat.
Section 4. Annual and Regular Meetings. The annual meeting of the Board shall be
held once each year. In addition, the Board shall also meet monthly at least (11) times each year. Meetings of the Board shall be general meetings and open for the transaction of business within the powers of the Board without special notice of such business except in any case where special notice is required by law or the By-laws.
Section 5. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board shall be called at any time by the Secretary upon the written request of either the President or three (3) Directors of
Section 6. Place and Time of Meetings. All meetings of the Board, including the annual
meeting, shall be held at such places within or without the State of South Carolina, and at
such times as shall be specified in the respective notices of such meetings or waivers thereof.
Section 7. Notice of Meetings. Every meeting of the Board shall be served personally or
by mail or e-mail on each Director before the meeting. Such notice shall state the time, place and date, where the meeting is to be held, and for special meetings, in addition, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called. If mailed, such notice shall be directed to each Director entitled to notice at his/her address as it appears on the books or records of the Corporation. Notices of the meetings shall be posted in the school where regularly scheduled meetings are normally held, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. Public notice shall, however, not be required in the case of an emergency meeting or a conference as defined in the Freedom of Information Act.
Section 8. Open Meetings. All official actions and all deliberations by a quorum of the
Board shall take place at a meeting open to the public, as provided in the Freedom of
Information Act, except in cases where executive sessions are authorized pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
Section 9. Quorum. In all meetings of the Board, the presence of a majority of the Directors shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum otherwise provided by
law or by the Bylaws; the act of a majority of the Directors present shall be the act of the
Board. In the absence of a quorum, no business shall be transacted except to take
measures to obtain a quorum, fix a time to adjourn, or to take a recess.
Section 10. Resignation and Removal of Directors . Any Director may be removed at
any time with cause at any meeting of the Board by a vote of the Board of the Corporation called for that purpose. Cause will be considered failure to organize or neglect of duty according to the South Carolina Charter Schools Act. Any Director may
resign at any time during the elected year of service. Directors shall be expected to attend at least eighty percent (80%) of all board meetings and all meetings of the committee or committees on which he or she has agreed to serve.
Section 11. Vacancies. In the event any vacancy occurs on the Board, by death or
resignation, which causes the number of directors to fall below seven (7), the vacancy
will be filled within 30 days in accordance with the election procedures as outlined in
South Carolina Code Ann. § 59-5-10 et seq. which conforms to the Act. At all times,
the Board shall consist of not less than seven (7) Board Members.
Section 12. Compensation and Expenses. Directors shall serve without compensation
but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred when acting at the request of and on behalf
of the Board.
of the Board of Directors.
shall qualify under all requirements of the South Carolina Charter
Schools Act. Directors shall be at least twenty-one
(21) years of age, and shall hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Directors must not have been employed by the school for a period of at least
one year before holding a seat on the Board.
least fifty percent (50%) of the Directors must be individuals who have a
background in K-12 education or in business.
must be residents of the State of South Carolina.
person who has been convicted of a felony is not eligible to serve on the
Section 14. Bylaw Amendments. Amendments to the Bylaws will occur at a regularly
scheduled Board meeting after written prior notice and discussion at minimum of two
meetings where a quorum is present. New Bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed
by a majority vote of the Board. Any Amendments to the Bylaws, which are inconsistent
with the South Carolina Charter Schools Act or would result in the Corporation's loss of
its ability to claim Non-profit status under either the Internal Revenue Code or the South
Carolina Non-profit Corporation Act, shall be null and void.
Section 15. Bylaw Reviews. Bylaws will be reviewed at least once every three years and
shall be documented as to the date of review.
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS
Section 1. Number of Officers. The officers of the Corporation shall be a President, one
or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The officers shall perform such
duties as usually pertain to the offices which they hold or as may be assigned to them by
the Board of Directors. The President shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Election of Officers. The officers shall be elected annually at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Board in July after by a majority of the votes cast by the Board and they may succeed themselves. Each person elected an officer shall continue in office until the next annual meeting after his/her election or until his/her successor shall have been duly elected and qualified, or until his/her earlier death or resignation in accordance with the Bylaws. Vacancies of officers may be filled by a vote of the Board at a special meeting called for that purpose or at any regular meeting.
Section 3. Additional Officers . The Board, at any meeting, may by resolution appoint
such additional officers and such agents, determine their term of office and
compensation, if any, as it may deem advisable. The Board may delegate to any officer or
committee the power to appoint such subordinate officers, agents, or employees and to
determine their terms of office and compensation, if any.
Section 4. Duties
The officers selected above shall have the following duties:
(a) President. The President shall perform the following duties:
1. Shall preside at all meetings;
2. Shall be the chief executive officer of the Organization subject to the control of the Board of Directors;
3. Shall supervise and control the management of the Organization in accordance with these By-Laws and the Articles of Incorporation;
4. Shall serve as Chairman of the Board;
5. Shall appoint all committees with the consent of the majority of the Board of Directors;
6. Shall be ex-officio member of each committee;
7. Shall present a report of the Organization for the preceding year at the annual meeting;
8. Shall call Special Meetings in accordance with the By- laws;
(b) Vice-President. The Vice-President shall perform the following duties:
1. Shall perform all duties of the President in the absence of the President or in the event
the President becomes incapacitated;
2. Shall perform any duties appropriate to the position of Vice-President and as specified
by vote of the Board of Directors.
(c) Secretary. The Secretary shall perform the following duties:
1. Shall keep minutes of all meetings, including a roll of those in attendance and maintain
a file thereof;
2. Shall notify the Board of Directors of all special meetings;
3. Shall notify Board of committee appointments;
4. Shall maintain a file of all minutes and other corporation records at a location specified
by the Board of Directors;
5. Shall perform any other duties appropriate to this position as specified by the Board of
(d) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall perform the following duties:
1. Shall oversee the receipt of all monies due and donations to the Organization and the
deposit of these in the bank checking account established by the Board of Directors;
2. Shall supervise the payment from corporation funds of all amounts due for the
purchase of goods or services for the operation or activities of the corporation;
3. Shall report in writing to the Board of Directors when appropriate, but in no event less
than annually, details of the financial condition of the corporation, and to report to the
Board the financial condition of the Organization and such other information as may be
4. Shall transfer or oversee the transfer, from time to time, amounts to and from the
reserve fund, and to and from the checking account, but make no withdrawals from the
reserve fund in excess of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) without prior approval of the
5. Shall make certain that all funds of the Corporation not otherwise employed shall be
deposited, from time to time, to the credit of the Corporation in such banks, trust
companies or other depositories as the Board may, from time to time, select or as may be
selected by any officer or employee of the Corporation to whom such power may, from
time to time, be delegated by the Board and for the purpose of such deposit, any officer
or any employee to whom such power may be delegated by the Board may endorse
assign and deliver checks, drafts and other orders for the payment of money which was
payable to the order of the Corporation;
6. Shall invest the reserve fund in interest-bearing obligations of a bank, federal savings
and loan association or the United States Treasury or such other investments as may be
determined by the Board of Directors;
7. Shall allow, upon written request by any member or Director, the Organization’s books
to be examined during regular business hours at the School, or at any regular or special
meeting of the Board of Directors;
8. Shall allow checks to be drawn on the Organization's checking accounts and savings
withdrawals, when signed by properly authorized officers or employees as designated by
the Board of Directors and the Treasurer;
9. Shall maintain accurate financial records concerning the operation of the Organization
and to maintain such records at a location specified by the Board of Directors;
10. Shall maintain all Organization documents and records in a safe place and in such a
manner as shall be directed by the Board of Directors;
11. Shall submit the annual budget for the Organization to the Board of Directors;
12. Shall work in conjunction with the staff in preparation of grant proposals and any
other fund-seeking activity;
13. Shall supervise the collection of information for and the preparation of tax filings for
ARTICLE VI – COMMITTEES
The Board may, from time to time by resolution, designate and delegate authority to one or more committees. Any such committee may be designated as a standing committee appointed annually or as a special committee for specific circumstances or transactions with a limited duration. The duties, constitution and procedures of any committee shall be prescribed by the Board.
ARTICLE VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 1. Finances. All financial accounts in any financial institution shall be held in the
name of the Corporation with authority in those authorized officers as designated by the
Board and the Treasurer.
Section 2. Fiscal Year and Audit. The fiscal year of the Corporation shall end at the
same date as the fiscal year of the sponsoring district. The Treasurer of the Corporation
shall be required periodically and no less than once a year to employ a certified public
accountant to audit the accounts of the Corporation.
Section 3. Execution of Contracts. The Board may authorize any officer, employee or
agent, in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation, to enter into any contract or
execute and deliver any instrument, and such authority may be general or confined to
specific instances. Unless so authorized by these Bylaws or by the Board, no officer,
employee, or agent shall have any power to bind the Corporation by any contract or
engagement or to pledge its credit or to render it liable pecuniarily for any purpose or in
VIII. LIMITATION OF TRANSFER OF ASSETS UPON DISSOLUTION
Upon the dissolution of the Corporation or the Charter School, the Board of Directors,
after paying or making provisions for the payment of all liabilities of the Corporation or
Charter School, dispose of all the assets so that no assets inure to the benefit of any
private person. Any assets obtained through restricted agreements with a donor or
through awards, grants, or gifts, shall be returned to the entity. All other assets become
property of the sponsor.
Reviewed and adopted by the Fox Creek High School Board of Directors on ______,
Terri Mayson _____________________________________
Fox Creek High School Board Secretary
Sherolyn Bishop ___________________________________
Fox Creek High School Board President
Note: A signed copy on file at the school.