E. The Administrator or his designee shall evaluate faculty and staff annually on the basis of their job descriptions and other relevant factors.
A Christian school is dependent on a biblical philosophy that provides the correct worldview and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper place in the home, the church, and the community. Accordingly, the following points summarize the Philosophy of Education for Oak Level Baptist Academy:
SECTION 3 -Board Member Compensation:
Oak Level Baptist Academy exists by God's grace and for His glory to educate and prepare students for college and Christian life. By faith in Christ, our students, parents, and staff can change the world..
SECTION 3 - Quorum:
SECTION 2 - General Responsibilities:.
SECTION 2 - Nomination for the Board of Directors:
A. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall occur at least once each month that the School is in session. Whenever possible, the time and place of the Board of Directors' regular meetings shall be posted in the Oak Level Baptist Academy office and/or the website at least one week prior to the meeting. The meeting shall occur on School property unless such facilities are ill-equipped to host the meeting. In such case, the meeting location will be held in a public facility in the City of Stokesdale.
A. Income of the school is made up of tuition by student members. The salaries of teachers and staff, utilities and other related expenses will be paid from the funds generated by tuition.
B. The Board of Directors requires that an annual budget be presented by the treasurer at the beginning of each fiscal year.
The Board of Directors shall annually elect officers of the Board from among its members. The duties of the Officers shall be limited to the following:
A. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, whether regular or special, the personal presence of a majority of Board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Only members may vote at meetings of the Board of Directors, and proxy votes are not valid.
SECTION 1 - Regular Meetings:
SECTION 1 - Vacancies on the Board of Directors:
SECTION 1 - Board Member Qualifications:.
All staff shall sign a statement of "Understanding and Agreement", agreeing to follow the guidelines set by the Policies and Procedures Manual. This Manual can and will be updated from time to time. The Administrator will make all changes public as he sees fit.
B. Vice Chair: The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in the latter's absence, disability, or refusal to act. When so acting, the Vice-Chair shall have all powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Chair.
C. The Board of Directors may meet in executive (or "closed") session.
A. Chairman: The Chair shall preside at all Board of Director meetings and perform such other duties as approved by the Board. The Chair shall be the Administrator's primary point of contact with the Board when the Board of Directors is not in session.
SECTION 1 - Account Books, Minutes, Etc.:.
Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chair of the Board or by a majority of the Board members. In such case, the course of action will be discussed and entered into the minutes of the next regular meeting.
B. Faculty and staff responsibilities are to be defined in job descriptions approved by the Board of Directors.
B. The meetings will follow Robert's Revised Rules of Order.
Students and staff will strive to live like Jesus Christ and be a light at home, at school and in the community. Whether in school or out, students and staff will be challenged to honor those in authority, be characterized by the fruit of the Spirit, behave responsibly, treat everyone respectfully, and excel in all they do, for the glory of God.
B. In the absence of a quorum, a minority of Directors may adjourn any meeting of the Board from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum shall be present. A minority of Directors may not transact any business, except the filling of vacancies on the Board of Directors, if there are not sufficient Directors to constitute a quorum as provided in these Bylaws.
SECTION 2 - STUDENT HANDBOOK.
SECTION 3 - No Private Inurement:
New Board of Directors can be nominated by existing Board of Directors, Administrator, and/or any parent of a currently enrolled student.
The Corporation is not organized for profit and is to be operated exclusively for the promotion.of social welfare in accordance with the purposes stated in the Articles of Incorporation. The earnings of the Corporation shall be devoted exclusively to charitable, religious/educational purposes and shall not inure to the benefit of any private individual. No Director or person from whom the Corporation may receive any property or funds shall receive or shall be entitled to receive pecuniary profit from the operation thereof, and in no event shall any part of the funds or assets of the Corporation be paid as salary or compensation to, or distributed to, or inure to the benefit of any Director; provided, however, that (a) reasonable compensation may be paid to any Director while acting as an agent, a contractor, or an employee of the Corporation for services rendered in effecting one or more of the purposes of the Corporation, (b) any Director may, from time to time, be reimbursed for such Director's actual and reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the administration of the affairs of the Corporation, and (c) the Corporation may, by resolution of the Board of Directors, make distributions to persons from whom the Corporation has received contributions previously made to support its activities to the extent such distributions represent no more than a return of all or a part of the contributor's contributions.
SECTION 2 - Designated Contributions:
These Bylaws are not fallible and are subject to review and/or revision periodically or at the request of the Board of Directors. A two-thirds majority vote by the Board of Directors is required for revision.
A. The faculty and staff shall be appointed by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Administrator.
With Christ as our example, students will learn the power of serving others with humility. We will teach students to look not to only to their own interests, but also to the interests of others.
SECTION 2 - Special Meetings:
The Bylaws and Handbooks shall be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors. These Documents will be made public and available for review in the School office. Electronic copies will be provided upon request. The Board of Directors shall be the final authority of the interpretation of said documents. The Bylaws and Handbooks can and will be updated from time to time. The Administrator will make all changes public as he sees fit.
D. Staff may be appointed by written contract at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
We will provide a safe and loving environment to learn. We will seek excellence in all that we do. We will work with parents to prepare and equip their child for college, his or her future vocation, and the rest of his or her life.
D. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall oversee the financial records showing the financial condition of the Corporation and act as the custodian of all monies of the Corporation, and perform such other duties as are customarily performed by such an officer.
F. Policy and Procedure Manual:.
The Board of Directors shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep minutes of the proceedings of its Board and committees. All books and records of the Corporation may be inspected by any Board member for any proper purpose at any reasonable time.
The Board of Directors is a volunteer position and will not be compensated
A vacancy on the Board of Directors shall be deemed to exist in the case of a Director's expiration of term, resignation before expiration of the term, death or incapacity, or removal from the Board of Directors.
Admission materials, website and the Student Handbook shall contain language reflecting the following policy:
"Oak Level Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs or other school-administrated programs.".
All students and parents will sign a statement of "Understanding and Agreement", agreeing to follow the guidelines set by the Student Handbook. This Handbook can and will be updated from time to time. The Administrator will make all changes public as he sees fit.
SECTION 1 -Nondiscrimination Statement:.
Oak Level Baptist Academy Board of Directors shall oversee the continuing operation of Oak Level Baptist Academy and oversee the School's business affairs. The responsibilities of the Board shall include, but not limited to, creating policy; making final personnel decisions, including approving all hires or staff disciplinary measures pursuant to other provisions of the Bylaws; establishing tuition and fees; promoting Christian education in the community; and praying for the ministry of the School. Board members will, with the guidance of the Administrator, apply a variety of strategies to remain current in research-based knowledge about effective schools and effective school boards. If the Oak Level Baptist Academy Administrator position is vacant, the Board will immediately appoint an interim administrator until the position is refilled.
All Board Members must be over 25 years of age, who agree with and support wholeheartedly our Statement of Faith and the objectives of Oak Level Baptist Academy found in the Bylaws. A candidate for the Board of Directors mus have been involved with the School for at least two (2) years, preferably having served as a member of a Standing Committee. The Board of Directors will have a Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, and Vice Chairman.
The Corporation may accept any designated contribution, grant, bequest, or devise consistent with its general tax-exempt purposes, as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation. As so limited, donor-designated contributions will be accepted for special funds, purposes, or uses; and every reasonable effort will be made to honor such contribution designations. However, the Corporation shall reserve all right, title, and interest in and to, and control of, such contributions, as well as full discretion regarding the ultimate expenditure or distribution thereof in connection with any special fund, purpose, or use. Further, the Corporation shall retain sufficient control over all donated funds (including designated contributions) to ensure that such funds will be used to carry out the Corporation's tax-exempt purposes.
C. The faculty shall be appointed each year by written contract after careful consideration of evaluations and spiritual and academic qualifications.
C. Secretary: The Secretary shall record the minutes of any and all meetings of the Board. If the Secretary is not at a meeting, the Secretary shall delegate the task of recording Board business to another Director. The Secretary shall have custody of all Board records and shall conduct necessary correspondence on behalf of the Board.