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SANTA CRUZ COAST ATHLETIC LEAGUE
CONSTITUTION
PREAMBLE
In order to provide a means to control interscholastic athletic activities of member schools so that they will contribute toward educationally acceptable goals, safeguard the health the safety of participants and spectators, actively promote the principles of good sportsmanship and comply with the rules and regulations of the California Interscholastic Federation, the members of the Board of Managers do hereby establish this constitution as the governing instrument of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, operation within the Central Coast Section of the CIF.

This organization does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members hereof and it is organized for non-profit purposes. The property of this organization is irrevocably dedicated to educational purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private persons. Upon dissolution or winding up of the organization it assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this organization, shall be distributed to a non-profit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501c-3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

If this organization holds any assets in trust, such assets must be disposed of in such a manner as may be directed by decree of the superior court of the county in which the organization as its principal office, upon petition, therefore by the Attorney General or any other person concerned in the liquidation, in a proceeding to which the Attorney General is a party.

ARTICLE I NAME - The name of this organization shall be the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, a member league of the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP
Sec. A Membership in this league shall be open to the high schools located within the Central Coast Section of the CIF which are member schools of the California Interscholastic Federation, and who, through their principles shall subscribe to the contents of this Constitution and its By-laws.
Sec. B Application for membership shall be submitted in writing by the principal of the applying school.
Sec. C As charter members of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Aptos, Harbor, Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Valley and Soquel High Schools are exempt from the provision of Section B, above.
Sec. D Watsonville became a member in 1983-84, Monte Vista Christian in 1992-93 and moved to the MBL in 2002, Mt. Madonna in 1994-95, Scotts Valley in 1998-99 and St. Francis Central Catholic in 2001.

ARTICLE III MANAGEMENT
Sec. A The management of this league shall be committed to a Board of Managers consisting of the principals of member schools. Duties and functions of the Board of Managers shall be contained in the By-laws of this constitution.
Sec. B The league Commissioner shall be a non-voting member of the Board of Managers and shall serve as it’s secretary.

ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
Sec. A The President of the league shall be the principal of a member school elected biannually by a majority vote of the Board of Managers to serve from July 1 to June 30.
Sec. B The Vice-president of the league shall be the principal of a member school elected biannually by a majority vote of the Board of Managers to serve from July 1 to June 30.
Sec. C The Commissioner of the league shall be appointed annually by the Board of Managers to serve from July 1 to June 30. He/she shall perform the duties and functions of league secretary and treasurer in conjunction with his/her responsibilities as Commissioner.
Sec. D The powers, duties and functions of the President, Vice-president and Commissioner shall be those contained in the By-laws of this Constitution.
Sec. E Three delegates, at least one of whom must be a woman, will represent the SCCAL at CCS and be elected bi-annually at the last May meeting of the Board of Managers before the school year when the delegates will serve.

ARTICLE V BOARD OF MANAGERS’ MEETINGS
Sec. A There shall be three regular meetings of the Board of Managers each school year. These meetings shall be held during the months of October, January and May. The election of officers for the ensuing year shall take place at the May meeting.
Board of Managers meeting will be attended by principals or administrative representative only. The athletic directors will meet with the Commissioner prior to the Board of Managers meeting and present a consent agenda to the principals on issues relating to schedules, coaches requests and other issues that directly affect athletic directors. One athletic director will serve as an athletic directors liaison to the Board of Managers.
Sec. B Special meetings shall be called at the request of any member of the Board of Managers. If a principal requests, because of the urgency of immediate action, a telephone vote on a motion of By-laws can be conducted.
Sec. C A written notice of each meeting shall be sent by the Commissioner to the principal of each member school to arrive at least five calendar days prior to the scheduled date of a regular or special meeting.
Sec. D A quorum shall consist of a majority of the board members authorized to vote.
Sec. E Meetings will be conducted in accordance with Roberts’ Rules of Order to the extent that such rules do not conflict with this Constitution or its By-laws.

ARTICLE VI ENFORCEMENT OF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Any violation of this Constitution, its By-laws or any order issued by the Board of Managers of the league by a member school shall be punishable by fine, suspension, expulsion are such other punishment imposed by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Managers.

ARTICLE VII ADOPTION
This constitution and its By-laws shall become effective on July 1 immediately following ratification by the principal of each member school as signified by the affixing of signatures to an official copy of this document.

ARTICLE VIII AMENDMENTS
Proposed amendments to this Constitution and its By-laws are to be presented in writing by member principals at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Managers. If a proposed amendment receives a two-thirds favorable vote of the Board of Managers, it shall be accorded a 2nd reading at the next succeeding meeting. Upon receipt of a two-thirds favorable vote of the Board of Managers after the 2nd reading, a proposed amendment shall then become effective immediately. (2/3 of those “present”)

League Commissioner: Pat Lovell
103 Waugh
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
831 479-4954

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