The MMA PAC is a chance for parents and administration to meet to discuss programs and the overall MMA experience. The MMA PAC meets when cadets come back on campus following a furlough and in conjunction with campus events such as Homecoming and Founder's Day. Invitations and reminders will be sent beforehand. PAC meetings are attended by one or more of the Academy Leaders; Head of School, Dr David Skipper, our Academic Dean, Kim Post, and/or various Directors of other departments. In addition to these face-to-face opportunities with school leaders the PAC also communicates with each other via email and telephone call as needed.
In other words, the PAC is comprised parents and guardians of MMA Cadets joining together to help the Academy Staff make your children’s’ experiences at MMA the best they can possibly be.
MASSANUTTEN MILITARY ACADEMY PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL BYLAWS
ARTICLE I NAME
This council shall be known as the Massanutten Military Academy Parent Advisory Council (PAC).
ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP
Members of the Massanutten Military Academy Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will be comprised of all parents and guardians of currently enrolled students and parents of alumni.
There are no dues for membership, although donations to help defray any administrative costs will be accepted.
ARTICLE III MISSION AND VALUES
Mission: To create a comprehensive parent program that gets and keeps parents involved in MMA and encourages parents to be a part of the “MMA Experience” while enhancing the educational experience for all students.
Parents are important members of the Massanutten family and are an essential resource for cadets and the entire campus community in the maximization of educational goals.
Effective parent relations strategies will acknowledge the critical development and growth of MMA cadets.
Campus-wide awareness and ownership of the issues regarding parents and families are critical to the success of parent relations at Massanutten.
ARTICLE IV PURPOSES
The Council will:
Provide advice and counsel in long-range planning and development of PAC activities, programs, and services.
Aid in the formulation and promotion of goals and objectives for the PAC and communicate this to Massanutten parents.
Encourage and support maximum parent involvement in the PAC.
Enhance communication between the academy and Massanutten parents.
Assist the Director of Development in identifying and cultivating Massanutten parents and others to support the mission of the academy through time, talent and giving.
ARTICLE V MEMBERSHIP
The Council is not limited in membership numbers at this time (however this may change at a late date). Council members shall express a commitment to strengthening Massanutten Military Academy and join the council to give advice to the Head of School on ways to do that.
The Director of Development and other school representatives will serve as a liaison between the PAC and the Head of School. There may also be an alumni liaison who is appointed by the Academy.
ARTICLE VI OFFICERS
The Council shall have two officers: President and Vice President/Secretary:
President – Serve a one-year term subject to reappointment as the representative of the PAC. The President will preside over all meetings of the PAC.
Vice President/Secretary – The Vice/President Secretary shall serve a one-year term subject to reappointment as the representative of the PAC. The Vice President/Secretary shall take minutes at all PAC meetings and serve as president in the event of President’s absence.
ARTICLE VII MEETINGS
Council meetings shall be held at least twice annually with special meetings called on an as-needed basis. The Council will typically meet during Homecoming Weekend in the fall and again during Founders Day Weekend in the spring. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations shall manage all affairs and business between meetings with the concurrence of the President of the Council.
ARTICLE VIII COMMITTEES
Committees shall be established if and as needed.
ARTICLE IX MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
Advisory Council members will attend two meetings per year either in person or via telephone/video.
Advisory Council members will assist with a minimum of two events per year.
Advisory Council members will help with the planning and execution of parent related events as outlined in this report.
Members will assist the Development Department in the raising of funds to support MMA priorities, projects, and initiatives.
Meetings of the Parent Advisory Council are held in October (in conjunction with Homecoming), and early spring (in conjunction with Founders Day Weekend).
The council will assist with parent related events - Summer Orientation, Summer Graduation, Registration, Homecoming Weekend, Founders Day weekend, Graduation and other events as deemed appropriate.
ARTICLE X AMENDMENTS
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Council by a two thirds vote, provided notice was given at a previous meeting or was sent by mail or e-mail by a specified date.
ARTICLE XI DISSOLUTION
If for any reason the Parent Advisory Council is dissolved, all property thereof belonging to the council shall automatically be transferred to the Massanutten Military Academy Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.