The name of this organization shall be the Louisiana Middle School Association, hereafter referred to as the Association.
The purpose of the Association shall be the general improvement of education for students of middle school age (about 10-15) in the state of Louisiana. Specifically, the Association shall exist for the following reasons:
To facilitate continuing:
To assist in other phases of middle school education including safety and socialization;
To serve as a clearinghouse for an exchange of ideas, materials, and personnel needed for middle school development:
To represent the middle schools in professional and public discussions of education programs and problems.
Membership is open on an individual basis to all professional educators, retired educators, post-secondary students, parents, and lay community members who have an interest in middle level education.
The authority for the Association shall be the sixteen  members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be composed of an executive committee (the President, the Immediate Past-President, the President-Elect) and thirteen  at-large members. Members of the Board of Directors will be elected from the membership-at-large. The President-Elect will be nominated from the current Board of Directors. In case of a vacancy on the Board of Directors, the President shall appoint an interim member until such a vacancy is filled at the state middle school conference election. Conference Chairperson will be appointed for a minimum of 2 years; reviewed annually by board
The President, the Immediate Past President, and President-Elect shall serve for a term of two  years in each office. The at-large members of the Board of Directors will serve a minimum of one three  year term.
Requirements for the Board of Directors:
All at-large members of the Board of Directors shall be a current member of the association for at least one year prior to their election.
Each officer of the Board of Directors shall be an active member of the board for at lease one  year prior to their election.
The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the following:
Formulating and approving policies of the Association,
Adopting the annual budget,
Establishing committees to assure fulfillment of the purpose of the Association
- Being custodians of property of the Association.
Section 1. The Board of Directors of the Association shall meet biannually and at other times as mutually agreed upon by the members of the committee.
Section 2. The Association shall hold an annual middle school conference at a time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors. At each annual conference there shall be an official meeting of the Association. At this meeting there will be reports, opportunity to adopt resolutions, the opportunity to nominate and elect members to the Board of Directors, the opportunity to hear from individuals or groups, and the transaction of any other business which the Board of Directors wishes to refer to the Association.
Section 1. This constitution may be amended upon approval by (1) a majority of the Board of Directors and (2) by two-thirds [2/3] vote of the members of the Association in attendance at the annual business meeting held at the state middle school conference provided notice of the proposed changes has been given two  months in advance of the voting.
Section 1. The activities of the Association shall be regulated by the Bylaws. These may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Association in attendance at the annual business meeting held at the state middle school conference provided notice of the proposed changes has been given two  months in advance of the voting.
Article III–Assets on Liquidation
Section 1. No part of the net income, revenue, or grants of the Association shall inure to the benefits of any member or private individual (except in payment for requested services rendered in connection with Association purposes). In the event of dissolution or liquidation, the assets of the Association, after payment of debts and obligations, shall be transferred to an organization with federal tax exemption for charitable and educational purposes similar to those of the Association, which exempt organization shall be designated by the final Executive Committee (President, Immediate Past-President, President-Elect) of the Association.