Bylaws

Statement of Purpose

 

To support Christian home schooling families primarily in the Douglas County area and secondarily in the West Georgia area by providing or facilitating educational opportunities and providing emotional and spiritual enrichment, and disseminating legislative and other information affecting the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children. Wisdom’s Way Christian Home Educators is a volunteer organization. Information from WWCHE newsletters, website and the Board of Directors should not be considered legal advice or professional advice, as we are just home schooling parents like yourselves. The information should not take the place of legal counsel from a qualified and informed attorney. We encourage each family to join the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Rules of Conduct Members agree to:

 

  • Pay annual membership fees by the deadline determined by the Board. Fees will not be prorated or refunded.
  • Promote unity within the group through words and conduct.
  • Serve as a resource for other home educators. Encourage a learning atmosphere.
  • Promote a high standard of home education both within and without WWCHE
  • Observe rules for field trips as listed in the Field Trip Guidelines.
  • Incur reimbursable expenses for WWCHE activities only with the Board’s approval.
  • Use the Wisdom’s Way Christian Home Educator’s (WWCHE) name only when approved by the Board. Conduct all activities with honesty, integrity, compassion, sensitivity and love.
  • Keep membership listings (e.g. Directory and phone tree) confidential. They are for members only.
  • Dress modestly for WWCHE Activities (no tight or revealing clothes, short-shorts, halter tops, etc.)
  • Refrain from smoking and/or drinking alcoholic beverages at WWCHE activities.
  • When attending WWCHE activities, parents must ensure no child is in possession of any item which might be construed to be a weapon (such as pocket knives) or give the appearance of a weapon.
  • When attending WWCHE activities, parents must ensure no child is in possession of any item which might be construed as a drug or drug paraphernalia.

Board of Directors

 

Section 1. Governing Authority

The governing body of Wisdom’s Way Christian Home Educators (WWCHE) shall be known as its Board of Directors, and it shall have plenary powers to do all things necessary and proper to operate and control the group.

Section 2. Composition and Qualifications

The Board of Directors shall be a self-perpetuating body. It shall consist of not less than 4 and not more than 7 members elected by the Board of Directors. Directors shall be home schooling parents for at least 2 years, and shall be members in good standing of WWCHE. Each candidate for election to the Board of Directors. and their spouse, must affirm before the Board of Directors his concurrence with the Statement of Faith, the Statement of Philosophy and the By-laws of the group, and must profess, by credible testimony his/her faith in Jesus Christ, and the candidate must discharge his/her responsibilities as a member of the Board of Directors with an attitude of servant leadership as modeled by Christ and communicated to his disciples.

Section 3. Vacancies

Vacancies in the Board of Directors caused by the death or resignation of a director shall be filled by election by the remaining directors from qualified Members In Good Standing.

Section 4. Delegation of Authority

The Board of Directors may delegate to one or more of its members or to any of its officers, agents or employees, or to any of its committees such powers and duties as it may deem appropriate and proper. In the absence of such delegation, either generally or specifically, no member of the Board of Directors shall have any authority to act for the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board of Directors shall have status co-equal with that of each other Board of Directors member, and each Board of Directors member shall have the right to vote on any and all questions coming before the Board of Directors.

Section 5. Amending the By-laws

By-laws may be amended as necessary by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Any amendments passed during a fiscal year will be drafted into the By-laws and submitted for membership renewal for the following fiscal year and will become effective at that time.

Section 6. Board Meetings

Regular Board of Directors meetings shall be scheduled monthly, and the date will be published in the newsletter. The President can call additional Board of Directors’ meetings as deemed necessary. Meetings must be attended by a majority of serving Directors for Board business to be conducted. Board meetings are open to Directors and their spouses. Other parties relevant to the business of that Board meeting will be invited at the discretion of the Board of Directors for a specific time period on specific items of business.

Section 7. Submission of Proposals to the Board WWCHE

Members in Good Standing are invited to submit proposals for a new activity, event or group. Members should request a proposal application form from the Activity Director. Proposals must be in writing and submitted to the Activity Director 2 weeks prior to the published date of the regular monthly board meeting. After initial review by the Board, the member will be invited to present the proposal in person at that next meeting. The Board will respond to each proposal within 2 weeks. If an appeal to the Board’s decision is desired, it must be submitted to the Activity Director within 30 days of the Board’s initial response. The appeal must detail proposal items that would give the Board reasons to change its original decision. After reconsideration, Board decisions are final, and notification will be made within 30 days of receipt of the appeal.

Members

 

Section 1: Membership

Membership in WWCHE shall be available to home schooling parents residing within the state of Georgia . All members must apply for membership as prescribed by the Board of Directors and must be approved by a majority vote of the Board at any regular or called meeting. Applicants for membership may be provisionally accepted by the President between meetings of the Board upon the payment of any initial fee set by the Board. Although membership is not required for participation in some WWCHE activities, we advocate active membership as a means of encouraging families to expand their educational opportunities, cultivate friendships, support others who may be struggling and as a means of improving the quality and variety of activities offered to the home schoolers in this community.

Section 2: Rights and Privileges

Members of WWCHE shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of membership in the group as established by the Board of Directors. Members shall be entitled to participate in all activities of the group.

Section 3: Duties and Responsibilities

By submitting an application for membership in WWCHE, members agree to abide by all standards and policies of the group as established by the Board of Directors, and to volunteer and complete to help in two activities* as stated in the membership application.

Section 4: Membership Renewal

Members In Good Standing are eligible for renewal. Members In Good Standing are defined as WWCHE members who have paid their dues, volunteered for and completed at least 2 activities*, and have demonstrated their support of the By-laws and rules of conduct in the current and/or previous year.

Section 4: Termination of Membership

Membership in WWCHE may be voluntarily terminated by members at any time by providing notice of same to the President of the Board of Directors. Membership of any member may be involuntarily terminated by a majority vote of the Board of Directors whenever in its judgment the best interests of WWCHE will be served. *Due to the time consuming nature of these roles, coordinating a special event or monthly activities fulfills the requirement for volunteering.