PTO Officers
President: Amanda Leslie 504-4996,
Vice President: Kelly George 863-8080,
Secretary: Tonya McMurray 863-3561
Treasurer: Samantha Pifer 863-5518

PTO Meetings
PTO meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the schoolhouse.

PTO Bylaws

Article I
 Name:  This organization shall be known as the CROYDON PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION and shall hereafter be referred to as CPTO.
Article II
 Articles of Organization:  The Croydon PTO exists as an incorporated, non-profit, tax exempt organization of its members in the state of NH.  Its “articles of agreement” are included in these bylaws, and any amendments, and its articles of incorporation filed at the NH Secretary of State’s office: Corporate Division, Department of State, 107 Main Street, Concord NH  03303-4989.
Article III
 Purposes:  The objectives of this organization are:
a.)    To work together as parents/guardians, teachers, and community for the education and enrichment of the Croydon children through special projects and/or programs and events in agreement with the policies presented in the bylaws.
b.)    To recognize opportunities and activities that will add to the education and enrichment of the children.
c.)    To raise appropriate funds to support the educational needs, opportunities, and activities of the Croydon children.
Article IV
Basic Policies:  The basic policies of the CPTO are as follows:
a.)    The organization shall be non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan.
b.)    The organization shall not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any candidate for public office or attempt to influence any legislation.
c.)    The organization may cooperate with other organizations and agencies concerned with child welfare, but persons representing the association in such matters shall make no commitments that bind the organization.
d.)   No part of the net earnings of the organization shall be used for the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III hereof.
e.)    Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (i) by any organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Article V
Membership:  Section I:  General Membership: Membership shall be open to Croydon parents/legal guardians, faculty/staff, or any Croydon resident over the age of 18 with an interest and a desire to participate.
Section II:  Voting Membership: A general member can become a voting member by meeting one of the following criteria:
a.)    Attend scheduled meetings regularly (at least two-thirds of the yearly meetings).
b.)    Voting members shall have the right to vote on all issues before the membership, to elect officers and to hold office.
Article VI
Executive Board:  Section I:  The Executive Board shall consist of a: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Election and term of office of the Executive Board shall be for a period of one year, running from the end of the final meeting of the school year through the final meeting of the following school year. Officers may be elected for an indefinite number of terms.
Section II: A vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a majority vote of the remaining members of the executive committee.  In case a vacancy occurs in the office of
president, the vice president shall serve out the rest of the term as president.  An election shall be held for the vacant Vice President by the voting members.

Article VII
Duties of Officers: 
President: The president shall be responsible for the overall functioning of the CPTO, preside at meetings of the organization and of the executive committee; shall perform such other duties as described in these bylaws.  The President shall oversee the work of the officers and committees in order that the mission may be promoted.  The President or the President’s designee will be in attendance at school board meetings and interact with the principal regularly.  He/she will speak at school open house, teachers first day, Kindergarten orientation, and present information updates for the teachers and members.  Completion of agenda prior to next scheduled meeting.
Vice President: The vice president shall share the powers and duties of the President and assume those responsibilities in the President’s absence.  In the unlikely event that the president is unable to complete his/her term, the vice president shall assume the office of the president in accordance with Section 3, of Article 6.
Secretary: The secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes of all CPTO meetings and be responsible for CPTO correspondence, including meeting announcements. 
Treasurer: The treasurer shall be responsible for keeping a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditure, and shall make disbursements by check signed by the Treasurer and/or President in accordance with the approved budget as authorized by the organization, executive committee, or the president.  A financial statement should be presented at every meeting of the organization.  Records shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by members of the Croydon PTO.
Summation of Officers:
a.)    Perform the duties outlined in these bylaws and those assigned from time to time.
b.)    Upon expiration of the term of office or in case of resignation, each officer shall turn over to his/her successor at once all records, books, and other materials pertaining to the office with explanation of work that the officer needs to do during her/his time in office.

Article VIII
Executive Committee: Section I: The executive committee shall consist of the officers of the organization, the chairpersons of the standing committees.  The chairpersons of the standing committees shall be elected by the officers of the organization.
Section II: The duties of the executive committee shall be:
a.)    To transact necessary business in the intervals between organization meetings, and such other business as may be referred to it by the organization.
b.)    To create standing committees.
c.)    To approve the plans of work of the standing committees.
d.)   To present a report at the regular meetings of the organization.
e.)    To appoint an auditor or auditing committee at least one month before the annual meeting to audit the treasurer’s books and accounts.  To prepare and submit to the organization for adoption a budget for the fiscal year.
f.)     To approve expenditures within the limits of the budget.
Section III: Regular meetings of the executive committee shall be held during the year, the time to be fixed by the committee at its first meeting.  A majority of the executive committee members shall constitute a quorum.  Special meetings may be called by the president or by a majority of the committee.
Article IX
Meetings: Section I: Regular meetings of the organization shall be held once each month at a time and location specified 14 days prior to the given date and shall be posted on the Croydon PTO website, via email, at the CVS school, Town Hall, and Coniston’s Store.
Section II: The president may call special meetings or a majority of the executive committee, five days’ notice having been given via email, phone or written correspondence.
Section III: The annual meeting shall be in the month of June.
Section IV: A simple majority shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business in any meeting of the organization.
Section V: Parliamentary procedure, as defined in Appendix A, shall be used for all meetings.
Article X
Standing Committees and Special Committees:
Section I: All PTO members shall be eligible to serve on any committee.
Section II: The executive committee may create such standing committees, as it may deem necessary to promote the mission and carry out the work of the organization.
Section III: The chairperson of each standing committee shall present a plan of work to the executive committee for approval.  No committee work shall be undertaken without the consent of the executive committee or by a vote at regular meeting of the organization.
Section IV: The power to form special committees and appoint their members rests with the executive committee.
Section V: The president shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.
Article XI
Dissolution: Section I: To dissolve the corporation the Croydon PTO shall:
a.)    Notify all members of the organization at least ten days previous to the meeting of date, time, place, and impending business.
b.)    In the absence of the president or other officers, a member shall call the meeting to order, and a temporary chairperson and a secretary shall be elected.
c.)    Require a two-thirds vote of those present and voting on the action to dissolve (a quorum being present).
Section II: Upon the dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to Croydon Village School.
Article XII
Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the organization shall begin on July 1 and end on the following June 30.
Article XIII
The auditing committee shall consist of not less than 2 members who, are satisfied that the treasurer’s annual report is correct, shall then sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report.
Article XIV
Amendments: Section I: These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given at least 30 days in advance.
Section II: The executive committee may be appointed to submit a revised set of bylaws as substitute for the existing bylaws only by a majority vote at a meeting of the organization, or by a two-thirds vote of the executive committee.  The requirements for adoption shall be the same as in the case of an amendment.