About the ABRPTSO

ABRPTSO Meeting Dates

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Click on Meeting date for Zoom link

All are welcome!

ABRPTSO Board (2021-2022)

Email the ABRPTSO: abrptso1@gmail.com

Chair OPEN

Secretary Ranjini Reddy

Treasurer Kara House

Directories Priya Ramanan

Gardening Kristina Rylchlik

Communications Laura-Jean Hickey

Newcomer Welcome Tracey Estabrook

Volunteer Coordinators OPEN

Interschool Council Ezili May-Joseph

School Committee Liaison April Hirschberg

Membership Karen Pierce

Maria Parodos

Nominations Sonal Goel

Hospitality HS: Asako Judson

JH: Tracey Estabrook & Durga Nirgudkar

Webmaster Shubha Shastri

HS Principal Joanie Dean

JHS Principal Jim Marcotte

ABRPTSO Charter

The Regional PTSO includes parent representatives from the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and R.J Grey Junior High School. Board members from both schools sponsor monthly meetings featuring a speaker from the school system, updates from both principals, and general discussion. We advertise these open meetings via email. Board members are elected for one year terms in May.

PTSO Bylaws

The ABRPTSO is set up as a 501(c)(3). See the 2020 PTSO Bylaws. Membership includes all JHS and HS parents/guardians of students, all JHS and HS faculty/administrators/staff, and all JHS and HS students.

Officers and Board

The officers are a Chairperson (or Co-chairs), a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Steering Committee/Board of Directors includes the above officers, the JHS and HS principals and faculty representatives, and the chairpersons of the following: Directories, Gardening, Newcomer Welcome, Communications, Nominations, Inter-School Council Rep, School Committee Liaisons, Hospitality, Volunteer Coordinator, Membership, Webmaster and Forum Coordinator.

Four weeks prior to the Annual meeting, the Nominating chairperson will nominate members for next year's board. The Nominating chairperson will publicly solicit candidates and then report these names at the meeting preceding the election. Prior to elections, a list of final nominees will go to all PTSO members for their consideration. Election of the new board will take place no later than May 31. Officers and Board Members assume office on July 1st and serve for the fiscal year.

Budget

The Steering Committee will also appoint a Budget Committee. The Budget Committee will consist of the present treasurer, 3 members at large, one member of the Steering Committee, and the Chairperson, ex officio.

A minimum balance as determined necessary by the Board shall be maintained at all times. All moneys in excess of that minimum shall be spent within 2 years time.

Non-budgeted expenditures under $100 shall be approved by the Chairperson. Those over $100 shall be approved by the Steering Committee.

The Board may vote at any monthly meeting to reallocate funds within the operating budget (not to total more than 5% of the annual budget). Those over 5% require information to be provided to the PTSO membership one month prior to the vote or reallocation.

Meetings

The PTSO meets every other month, with an annual business meeting, usually in May. The purpose of the May meeting is to elect officers and committee chairs, and approve the budget.

A quorum is the number of board members required to be present for a vote to occur. Fifty percent (50%) of the Board Committees shall constitute a quorum.

For example: Of 13 filled committees and 3 officers equals 16 roles: a Quorum of 8 roles is a required minimum to hold a vote.

Quorum will be determined at the time of a vote based on the actual filled committee position in existence at that time.