As of 4/22/17 the nominations for HOC positions have closed. Below is a list of the positions that remain OPEN as well as the members who have accepted positions. No positions were contested, hence no elections were needed. Every parent at our school is a member of the HOC. All members are eligible to hold any Officer or Directorship position (with the exception of Speaker and Vice Speaker).
The bylaws state:
The Speaker should be filled by the previous year's Vice Speaker (SECTION 4.05)
The Vice Speaker should be filled only by someone who served on the previous year's board (SECTION 4.06)
Officer and Directorship positions cannot be jointly filled (SECTION 3.02D)
We are in a predicament:
This year the HOC functioned without a Vice Speaker so we have nobody to move up to Speaker for the 2017-2018 school year.
No current board members have been nominated or self-nominated to the Vice Speaker position.
In an effort to find a resolution, the HOC Board has opted for the following procedures in hopes of bringing the election process to a close. Related forms can be found at: http://wa-hoc.org/hoc-forms/
Previous HOC board members will be contacted and given an opportunity to fill the positions of Speaker and Vice Speaker - this step will close at 5pm on 5/9/17; if this step fills all the positions, the process with conclude and the HOC Board will hold a meeting to formally vote on the nominees.
If Step 1 doesn't fill the Speaker and/or Vice Speaker positions, this step will attempt to fill the remaining position(s). The position(s) will be open to ALL CURRENT HOC MEMBERS, including the current speaker and members who have not served on the board previously - this step will close at 5pm on 5/15/17; if this step fills all the positions, the process with conclude and the HOC Board will hold a meeting to formally vote on the nominees.
If after Step 2 the positions(s) of Speaker and/or Vice Speaker are not filled, the HOC will not be able to function and will need to halt operations until repeating Step 1 and 2 have resulted in filling the Speaker and Vice Speaker positions.
* Martha McKinney, Paula Peterson and Mattie McCoy will be monitoring this process as part of the election oversight committee. SELF NOMINATION AND NOMINATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT: http://wa-hoc.org/hoc-forms/
In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE -
Kim Vickrey is willing to hold the position of Speaker 2017-2018 - her self-nomination has not been accepted by the board because she is currently Speaker and the bylaws state the Speaker needs to be the previous year's Vice Speaker.
Kim Gardner is willing to hold the position of Vice Speaker 2017-2018 - her self-nomination has not been accepted because she did not hold a position on the 2016-2017 board and has never held a position on the board.
Kim Vickrey and Kim Gardner will be able to submit themselves for self nomination based on step two in the process described above.