I. Name

The name of the organization will be the Northern Kentucky Academic League.

II. Purpose

The Northern Kentucky Academic League seeks to recognize and promote academic excellence through competition. The league will design, implement, and regulate academic competition for its member schools.

III. Membership

The Northern Kentucky Academic League is organized into three divisions: elementary, middle, and high school. Membership in the league will be open to elementary, middle, and high schools. Schools will file membership applications yearly. Applications will be evaluated by a committee composed of the Executive Committee members and one additional representative from each division. The Membership Committee will notify the schools of approval of membership.

IV. Administration

1. Board of Directors

a. Each member school will identify a representative to serve on the Board of Directors. The representative may be the academic coach or the principal or the principal's designee. Should a member school participate in more than one division, a representative should be identified for each division.

b. Each representative will have one vote.

2. Executive Committee

a. One representative will be selected by each division from the Board of Directors to serve on the Executive Committee.

b. Each representative will serve two-year terms (high school elected in even numbered years; middle and elementary school in odd numbered years).

c. Representatives will be selected by May and begin their term immediately.

d. The division representative will be responsible for the affairs and the records of the division.

e. The Executive Committee will employ a Commissioner by May in even numbered years, determine compensation, and identify the duties of the Commissioner.

f. The Commissioner will serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

g. The Executive Committee will determine the agenda for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors.

3. Commissioner

a. The term of the Commissioner will begin in May and continue for two calendar years.

b. The Commissioner will serve as the executive officer of the League, oversee the budget and records, interpret the Constitution and By-Laws, and facilitate competition at the direction of the Executive Committee.

c. The Commissioner will serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

4. Treasurer

a. The Treasurer will be selected from the Board of Directors by May of odd numbered years. The two-year term will begin immediately.

b. The Treasurer will receive funds and issue checks for all legal claims which have been authorized for payment.

V. Fees

Each membership application must be confirmed by a check to cover the annual membership fee. The fee will be determined yearly by the Membership Committee, and must be received at least two weeks prior to the fall meeting of the Board of Directors.

VI. Meetings

1. Board of Directors

Two mandatory meetings will be held yearly, one on the fourth Monday of September and the other on the first Monday in May. The meeting in the fall of the year will initiate the competition season. The meeting in the spring of the year will provide for the organization of the coming year. The division representatives of the Executive Committee may call division meetings as needed.

2. Executive Committee

The Executive Committee may be called into meeting by any member of the Executive Committee.

VII. Competition

Rules and regulations for competition in each division will be governed by the By-Laws of each division.

VIII. Amendments

Amendments may be proposed by a member of the Board of Directors. Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to the Commissioner or a member of the Executive Committee at least one month before a meeting of the Board of Directors.

The proposed amendment will be circulated to the membership at least one week before the meeting of the Board of Directors.

The Constitution of the Northern Kentucky Academic League may be amended by a majority of Directors voting. Signed ballots may be received by mail prior to the meeting.


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