Member Meeting Minutes – 11.3.16

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Members Meeting
November 3, 2016


Wendy called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm

Wendy discussed what this meeting was for and why we were having it.

Wendy introduced Suzi, Ashley and NaTasha.

Suzi, Ashley and NaTasha discussed why each of them joined OVS, the PTO, and what their positions would entail. NaTasha also discussed the positions that were still open and what the voting would look like. We opened up nominations online for one week and then voting for three days.

NaTasha also explained the incorporation paperwork and bank account issues and dues.

Suzi then called up the Library representative who showed us several interesting uses of the library program and other online services.

Suzi then introduced Mr. Dowling to the group who discussed the school mascot. He opened up voting for parents to narrow the 12 choices down to 3 for the students to then vote on during the week of 11-7.

Suzi then introduced an activity to come up with a mission statement for the PTO. Parents brainstormed a few ideas. They were student focused, child focused, collaborative, engaged and involved parents, inclusivity They were encouraged to write more down on the back of their PTO application form.

The meeting concluded with a thanks to all who came. They were encouraged to fill out the forms to show interest in any open positions or committees. They were also encouraged to pay their PTO dues if they were interested in being on the board.

Board Meeting Minutes – 11.2.16

Omaha Virtual School PTO
Board of Directors Meeting
November 2, 2016



Present: Suzi, Ashley, and NaTasha

Absent: Wendy

Suzi called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm


Meeting was began by working on bylaws. The first thing on the table is what does the Co-position look like as far as a position looks like.


Bylaws are being discussed and changed as needed, such as which person has signing privileges and such.


Ashley motions to move to VP position. Seconded.


Vacancies on the board. How will this be handled and written in the by laws. We are currently changing the wording of what is policy for how to handle a board executive vacancy.


At this time we are finished with the bylaws and are waiting for Wendy’s approval.


Suzi is moving the agenda for 11-3 over to Google so we can look at it and take notes in it tomorrow.


Suzi and Ashley started working on a document to pair up board members with committee leaders.  We will need a once a month update from each committee chair by the first wednesday of every month to be reported at our monthly board meetings on the second wednesday of every month.  See separate doc for the pair ups.


Ashley will make up, in google forms, the forms for the committee leaders to fill out each month with updates as well as nomination forms for the vacant positions.


Meeting closed at 8:42pm