Question: Executive Board Nominations

Is there a way to put a clause into our bylaws stating that if the Executive Board has a reason to believe (due to previous removal from chairing easy committees), that a potential parent candidate was incapable of handling a board position, the executive board would have a say in accepting the nomination.

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Rose H writes:
Hi there,
We'd have to say that this is not a great idea. The concern is when really specific language goes into bylaws it can often cause more difficulty that it solves. Bylaw language should be left a little general to accommodate case-by-case situations and using your judgment. In this situation you are describing, you can't really forbid someone from running (even though it would probably be great to do so), but you could talk directly to this person and encourage others to run who would be better qualified.

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