Constitution

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of the organization shall be noted hereafter as the Georgia Student Information System User Group, hereinafter also referred to as GSIS.

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE 

The objective of the GSIS shall be to promote these purposes: 

a. To serve as a forum for information exchange regarding the Georgia student data reporting requirements.

b. To provide a vehicle for workshops about various Information Systems, user techniques and enhancements, and other production software.

c. To provide a forum for a united voice regarding software development.

d. To provide a vehicle for the exchange of information, ideas, and needs between the end users of Student Information Systems software, the State Department of Education, and other software vendors.

ARTICLE III – ASSOCIATION OF ATTENDEES 

The association of attendees in GSIS shall be from the beginning of one annual conference to one day prior to the following annual conference. Requirements for association to GSIS shall be reviewed annually and published to all Conference attendees.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE ORGANIZATION 

The operation of the Organization will be the managed by the Executive Officers’ Committee and that management will be overseen by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES 

The four (4) required committees shall be filled by members of the Executive Officers’ Committee. 

a. Advocacy Committee 

b. Conference Committee 

c. Public Relations Committee 

d. Corporate Sponsorship Committee 

Other Committees may be established by recommendation of the Executive Officers’ Committee.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS 

Meetings shall be conducted periodically. There shall be at least three levels of meetings: 

a. Full Attendee meeting(s) 

b. Executive Officers’ Committee meetings 

c. Board of Directors meetings

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS 

Proposed Bylaw amendments may be submitted by any attendee of the GSIS Conference to any member of the Board of Directors for consideration and action. 

All proposed revisions to the Bylaws of GSIS shall be published at least thirty (30) days before the final adoption of any revisions.

ARTICLE VIII – FINANCIAL 

Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by: 

a. A corporation exemption from federal income tax under Section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, or 

b. A corporation, contributions which are deductible under Section 170C (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or any other corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

ARTICLE IX – DISSOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION 

In the event of the dissolution of this organization (Georgia Student Information User Group), the residual assets, if any, of the organization will be turned over to one or more educational organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Sections 501C (3) and 170C (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding sections of any prior or future Internal Revenue Code or to the federal, state, or local government for exclusive public purpose. The recipient of these assets will be determined by a consensus of the remaining Board of Directors.