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Student Council Constitution

KJ SIMSR
Preamble

As the students of the KJ SIMSR, we establish this constitution for the Student
Council of the KJ SIMSR, in order that the students themselves might possess the power
and responsibility, with the aid of the entire school personnel, to carry out the activities
for the improvement of the school.

Article I

The name of this organization shall be "The Student Council of the KJ SIMSR."

Article II

The purpose of the Student Council shall be:

I. To develop student responsibility, initiative, leadership, and school pride.

2. To promote the welfare of the school through proper student, faculty, and
administration relationships.

3. To act as a sounding board for student opinion.

4. To promote friendly relations between school and community.

6. To promote friendly relations between KJ SIMSR and other Colleges.

7. To permit students to participate in self -government to the extent of their ability.

Article III

Membership

Section I

16 members shall be elected in accordance with Article IV.

Section II

Members shall be chosen from the class at large by means of

Article IV

Election of the Officers

Section I
The officers of the Student Council shall be a General Secretary, Joint
Secretary/Academic Council coordinator, Joint Secretary/, Spokesperson, and Treasurer.

Section III

During the first week in April in each school year, members of the Junior class who
desire to be candidates for president of Student Council for the following year shall
receive from the council, nomination petitions that must be properly executed and
signed by 75 students and 5 teachers. In addition, the candidates need to secure written
recommendations from two teachers. These petitions and recommendations must be
returned to the Council on or before the second week in April, Friday.

Before filing a petition, the presidential candidate and his/her cabinet members must
meet the following requirements:

1. Served a minimum of one year on Student Council. (President only)

2. Have a scholastic average of a "C" or better.

3. A satisfactory attendance record.

4. A record free from serious disciplinary problems, such as, fighting cheating,
insubordination etc.

Section IV

Each Presidential candidate shall choose his/her cabinet; Vice-president, Secretary,


Treasurer, and Advisory Assistant; to run in the general election. The parties shall be
introduced to the student body in a Friday assembly. The parties may campaign for one
week prior to and one week following the introduction assembly.

Section V

Seniors shall not be permitted to vote in any Student Council sanctioned election.

Section VI

The general election shall be held on Monday, one-week following the Friday's assembly
and shall be conducted by the student council and it's sponsors who shall:

1. Provide the necessary ballots and other equipment.

2. Polling place either voting machines or general assembly.

3. Serve as the Election Board (count the ballots).

Section VII

Tie vote: In the occurrence of a tie vote on the election of the officers of the council,
there will be a re-vote by the members of the council.

Section VIII
All officers shall assume their duties at the time of the opening of the academic school
year in the year in which they were elected and shall continue in office until the end of
the year .

Section IX

On the first week of the academic year, elections for student council representatives will
be made available in all 9th, lOth, 11th, and 12th grade homerooms.

Article V

Meetings

Section I

The regular meetings of the Student Council shall take place as indicated on the activity
schedule. Meetings shall take place after school or during school hours with the approval
of administration.

Section II

Special meetings may be held at the request of a quorum, ( consisting of one half of the
Student Council members, the advisor(s), the President or the Principal).

Section III

The meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.

Section IV

Faculty members may speak before the Council upon request or if called upon by the
Council.

Section V

All motions, which have been passed automatically, become laws.

Article VI

Power of the Council

Section I

The powers of the Council shall be:

1. To develop and adopt such by-laws as may be necessary, provided they do not
conflict with the elements and spirit of the constitution.

2. To make all rules and regulations necessary to carry out its duties for the general
welfare of the school.

3. To be conscious of the students' welfare at all times.


4. To create, authorize, supervise, and coordinate committees for specialized activities or
service.

5. To consider, upon being properly petitioned, policies, activities, and changes


recommended by the students or teachers.

6. To organize, promote, and supervise general and special elections, provide certified
registration lists, polling places, ballot officials, and all other equipment materials and
personnel.

7. To provide for referendum and recall elections upon petition of 25% of the student
body.

8. To establish and regulate (enforce regulation) for social events and public function.

9. All matters involving the spending of money by the council must have a potential
benefit for the majority of the student body or community.

Section II

The administration and advisor(s) have the legal power to veto or dismiss actions with
sufficient reason upon discussion with delegated Student Council.

Section III

Duties of Student Council Members shall be:

1. To attend meetings regularly and promptly.

2. To willingly participate at meetings and activities.

3. To present student ideas and opinions.

4. Act as liaison between Student Council and the student body.

5. To carry out delegated duties willingly.

Section IV

Student Council members should meet these qualifications:

1. A sense of responsibility.

2. A scholastic average of at least a "C".

3. Free of serious discipline problems, such as but not limited to, fighting, cheating,
insubordination, etc.

4. A wholesome character.

5. A cooperative spirit.

Section V
Failure to attend two meetings in succession or a total of four, unless the Council
member has been excused by authorized school projects, sports, or field trips and has
had the excuse of the Secretary, will result in suspension from the Student Council. The
dismissal shall be decided by the Student Council executive officers and the advisor(s).

Section VI

Vacancies having been created in Section V or VI shall be filled by Student Council


selection from the remaining nominees.

Article VII

Relationship of the Administration and Advisor(s) to the Council

Section I

A capable advisor(s) shall be appointed to guide the Council. He/she shall be one who is
willing to give his/her time freely and one who has the knowledge of the functions and
proceedings of such an organization.

Section II

Meeting of the Student Council should not be interrupted at any time except upon
specific request addressed to the Council or President.

Section III

None of the funds of the Council shall be spent in any way, by anyone, without the
permission of the Council. Such findings should reflect a positive benefit for the majority
of the student body and/or the community.

Section IV

Advisors shall be appointed by the administration

Article VIII

The Council shall be permitted to hold dances and such affairs to defray the expense of
the Council, and to purchase such items as may be deemed necessary to improve the
school. In this way the Council can serve the student body by providing activities for the
students.