Why should I become a Friends of STEM officer or board member?
There’s no better way to know what’s happening at STEM Magnet Academy. You’ll get to meet other parents and discuss issues on your mind, share ideas and your experiences. You’ll be effectively changing the environment, and also helping new families.
By getting involved at STEM you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. FOS supports fundraising that improves the STEM building, curriculum and community.
Be a Role Model
By becoming a board member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on their education at STEM Magnet Academy!
Who Can Run? Any parent or guardian of a STEM Magnet Academy student enrolled in the 2019-2020 year may run. You may nominate yourself or another eligible person. Please include the nominee’s contact information when you submit the name .
- Form Submissions will be accepted through February 28th.
- Nominees / Applicants will be posted on the website and outside the main office from March 2nd – March 31st 2020.
- FOS Election Polling Day will be on April 22nd during report card pickup in the STEM Gym from 8am – 3:30pm.
- Results will be posted on April 23rd on the FOS website.
What will I have to do in my new role? You can bring your own style to the role. You may want to spend lots of time doing the actual work, or you may want to enroll volunteers to help you with your tasks. Mold the job to your individual talents!
President The President shall provide effective leadership for the functioning and operation of the Board of Directors. The President shall preside at all FOS meetings; represent the organization at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees except the nominating and audit committees,sign all contracts and obligations authorized by the Board of Directors; and coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served; perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
Vice President The Vice President shall assist the president and carry out the president’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve. All committee directors will report to the Vice President.
Secretary The Secretary shall attend and record the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors; ensure that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; act as custodian of the corporate records; have authority to certify the Bylaws, resolutions of the Board of Directors and committees thereof, and other documents of the Corporation as true and correct copies thereof; and perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors. Meeting minutes will be posted on FOS website no later than five days after meetings.
Treasurer The Treasurer shall be the principal accounting and financial officer of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall have charge of and be responsible for the maintenance of adequate books of account for the Corporation; have charge and custody of all funds and securities of the Corporation and be responsible for the receipt and disbursement thereof; perform all duties incident to the office of treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors. If required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the
faithful discharge of his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. The cost of such bond shall be borne by the Corporation.
Communications Chair The Communications Chair is responsible for updating the Friends of STEM website, as well as all social media platforms. The Communications Chair maintains a cohesive voice of Friends of STEM in both print and online media by adhering to a style guide agreed upon by the board. The communications chair also sends monthly online newsletters, and creates flyers for Friends of STEM hosted events.
What if I don’t want to run for ofﬁce, but I still want to be involved?
There will be plenty of opportunities and need for volunteers during special projects and events. Please make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter >> and follow us on Facebook, and on Instagram.
If you are interested in being involved in any way, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org