California Homeschool Network is a 501(c)3 Organization with a Board of six Trustees elected by members in good standing.
Trustee Elections are held each year. Trustees are elected to serve a two-year term, and three Trustee seats are up for election each year. CHN’s fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.
Each year members interested in becoming Trustee Candidates submit a questionnaire. If you would like to be considered for candidacy, please fill out the Trustee Candidate Questionnaire. Forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org .Questionnaires will be accepted beginning in March of each year and the deadline is generally April 1. Please contact the Election Committee at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Eligible Candidates’ questionnaires are distributed to all members for consideration. For details on who is eligible to become a Trustee, please review Article VI of the CHN Bylaws. Our annual election takes place in June and will be conducted by CHN’s Election Committee Chair. Election results will be posted in July. Members wishing to vote are required to be registered CHN members 60 days prior to the start of an election (April 1 for a regular annual election).
The schedule for any special elections, usually due to the resignation of a Trustee, will vary. Members will be notified via e-mail regarding the schedule for any election.
Bylaw Amendments are governed by Article XVI of the CHN Bylaws. Bylaws are reviewed in even-numbered years and proposed amendments must be presented to the membership and receive a two-thirds vote of the membership except for in specific situations detailed in the Bylaws.