By-Laws of Endeavor Charter School
The name of the organization will be Endeavor Charter School, Inc. (referred to as “school”).
Endeavor Charter School, Inc. is a private non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a charter school for the northeastern Wake County area.
Endeavor Charter School is a nonprofit without members.
The Board of Directors will be responsible for setting policy, overseeing operation matters including budgeting, operating procedures, and community relations.
The Board will be comprised of no more than eleven and no less than seven voting members and will represent a cross-section of backgrounds, professions, and experiences. At least one more than half the number of board members must be present to achieve a quorum before business can be transacted or motions made or passed. This quorum requirement ensures reasonable deliberation and discussion for all decisions. Decisions require a majority vote.
Board members will serve staggered terms of three years. Board members may be reelected. Attendance of Board members is required at 75% of regularly scheduled meetings. Resignations from the Board must be submitted to the Board Chairman in writing. Termination requires a majority vote. Vacancies will be filled with a majority decision.
The Board will meet on a regular basis during school academic year at an agreed upon time and place. An official Board meeting requires that each Board member have notice two weeks in advance. Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson or a majority of the Board of Directors.
The officers of Endeavor Charter School, Inc. shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary. The duties of the officers are as follows:
The Chairman or his Board-approved designee will preside at all board meetings. The Chairman will be the chief executive officer of the Corporation. The Chairman will be an authorized joint signer of all checks.
The Vice Chairman will assume the role of Chairman on a temporary basis in the event of the Chairman’s absence.
The Treasurer will have primary responsibility of budget oversight as well as serve as chair of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer will render at least quarterly to the Board an account of all transactions and financial condition of the Corporation. The Treasurer will be authorized to sign checks.
The Secretary will be responsible for minutes of all meetings and will notify the Board of Directors of all meetings as provided in these Bylaws.
Article IX – Principal
The Director will report to the Board. The Board will delegate authority to the Director, who will administer the day-to-day affairs of the Corporation and supervise the operation of the school. The Director will be authorized to enter into agreements and make purchases, commitments, and expenditures in accordance with the budget and directives of the Board of Directors. The Director will be an authorized joint signer of all checks. The Director is responsible for the overall operations of the school with direct responsibility for all personnel and day-to-day operations. The Director, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, will handle all personnel matters. The Director is a non-voting Board member in matters concerning his/her own salary.
Article X – Conflict of Interest Policy
The Board will not use information obtained for personal gain, but will act in the interest of the school. A Board member will not participate in any discussions or vote on matters where the Board member may have a conflict or potential conflict and would otherwise affect the transactions between the organization and a third party. Any employees who have an actual or potential conflict will also not be involved in decision-making affecting such transactions. Board members who are also employees will not vote on matters pertaining to their own salaries.
Article XI – Open Meetings
The Board will observe the Open Meetings Law by giving public notices of all meetings and keeping accurate minutes of those meetings. Changes in scheduled board meetings will be announced to parents through the communications folder. The minutes of the Board will be available to the public.
Article XII – Amendments
These bylaws may be amended when necessary by a majority of the board of directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Secretary to be sent out with regular board announcements.
Revised: February 24, 2021