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    Constitution

     

    Article I:  Name

    This organization shall be known as the Aubrey High School Student Council.


    Article II
    :  Purpose and Objectives of the Aubrey High School Student Council

    The purpose and objectives of the Aubrey High School Student Council shall be to:

    a.  unify the student body and cultivate a climate of school spirit and pride  

    b.  foster school and community involvement

    c.  exemplify respect, responsibility and leadership

    d. represent student body interests and concerns

    e. promote positive student and faculty relations

     

     Article III:  Membership

    a.  Class Officers and Student Body Officers will be elected in the spring prior to the year they will serve.

    b.  Class Representatives will be elected in the fall of the year they serve.

    c.  Class Officers, Student Body Officers, and Class Representatives will be elected through a democratic electoral process.

    d.  Each grade, 9-11, will have three Class Officer positions:  Class President, Class Vice President, and Class Secretary.  There will be up to four elected Class Representatives at each grade level, 9-11.

    e.  Grade 12 will be represented by the following Student Body Officer positions:  One Student Body President, One Student Body Vice President, One Student Body Secretary, and One Student Body Reporter, along with up to four elected Class Representatives.

    f.  The Student Council Advisor, Principal and appropriate administration reserve the right to appoint additional “Student Council Members” to the Student Council.  These members serve as volunteers to the Student Council.  These members do not represent their respective classes and do not vote in matters to be determined by the Student Council.

     

     Article IV: Roles and Responsibilities

    The Student Council consists of both elected officers and appointed members.  The roles and responsibilities of each are as follows:

    Student Council Members:

    Appointed Student Council Members are expected to serve at Student Council events.

    Class and Student Body Officers:

     Class Secretary:

    -Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Type, copy and provide to both Class Advisor and Student Council Advisor meeting minutes from class meetings within one day of the meeting

    -Attend all Student Council and class meetings

    -Ensure all class related information is posted to the Student Council board

    -Submit information on class events, or class news to the Student Body Reporter

    -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor.

    -Assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

     

    Class Vice President:

    - Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Update Student Council board

    - Send all Class Council Reminds regarding upcoming meetings

    - Attend all Student Council meetings

    - Attend all class meetings

    - Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor.

    - Assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

    -Advise and support the Class President

     

    Class President:

    - Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Attend all Student Council meetings

    - Attend, conduct and assist with all class meetings

    - Maintain a social media account method of getting information to all class members (ie class twitter / Remind)

    -Oversee and assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

    -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor.

    -Type copies of “responsibility sheets” for Class Officers, Representatives and Student Council Members for events

    -Submit requests for approval of fundraisers and ideas to appropriate personnel

     

     Student Body Reporter:

    - Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Will create and maintain a Student Council Binder

    -Attend all Student Council and Class meetings

    -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor.

    -Assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

    -Communicate with local newspapers and media regarding class and Student Council events

    -Promote school pride and community involvement

     

     Student Body Secretary:

    - Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Will create and maintain a Student Council Binder

    -Attend all Student Council and Class meetings

    -Type, copy and provide to both Class Advisor and Student Council Advisor meeting minutes from class meetings within one day of the meeting

    - Type and provide a copy of Student Council meeting minutes to Advisor and all Student Council Officers within one day of the meeting

    -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor

    -Assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

    -Maintain Student Council website

    -Communicate with district webmaster regarding class and Student Council events for advertisement

     

     

    Student Body Vice President:

    -Work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    -Will create and maintain a Student Council Binder

    -Attend all Student Council and Class meetings

    - Send all Class Council Reminds regarding upcoming meetings

     -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor

    -Assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

    -Oversee Class Officers and Representatives in class and Student Council events

    -Maintain frequent contact with Class Advisors and administration

    -Advise and support the Student Body President

     

     Student Body President:

    - Maintain frequent contact and work with Class Advisors regarding Class Activities

    - Will create and maintain the Student Council Binder

    - Set agenda for all Student Council meetings and provide to Advisor one day prior to meeting

    -Conduct all Student Council and class meetings

    -Maintain a social media account method to communicate Senior Class events with class members (ie class twitter/ Remind)

    -Set agendas/itineraries, as necessary, for class meetings and provide copies to Class Advisors communicating the details to ensure meetings run smoothly

    -Bring ideas and/or concerns of their respective class to the attention of the Student Council Officers and Advisor.

    -Oversee and assist Class Officers and Representatives at class and Student Council events

     

    Article V:  Election Process

    There are two sections involved with the election process:  how to become a candidate and how voting is accomplished.

    Section 1:  Class Officer and Representative Candidates

    Class Officers and Representatives are the student leaders of Aubrey High School.  As such, to be elected to these positions, important criteria must be met before the interested candidate’s name can be added to the ballot.  Interested candidates must:

    a. be a member of said class
    b. turn in a completed Declaration for Candidacy application for the position desired by the required date

    c. turn in two teacher recommendation letters by the required due date

    d. turn in one personal recommendation letter by the required due date

    e. have passed all classes at the end of the previous semester

    f. not have been in ISS more than twice for the year (the previous year for Class Representatives)

    g. not have more than five unexcused absences for the year

    h. attend all mandatory meetings prior to elections

    i. not have been removed from a Student Council position in the past

    j. not have been in DAEP for the year (the previous year for Class Representatives)
     

    Those running for a Student Body Officer position must have held a Class Officer or Representative position during a previous high school year.

    Candidates who successfully meet the above criteria will be named as Nominees for the position for which they are running.  The candidate’s name will be added to the ballot.  The nominees can campaign for their desired position with up to five approved posters, a speech at the class meeting, and other approved means.  A candidate can withdraw from the race only through a written letter to the Student Council Advisor withdrawing from the race.  Violation of the criteria for candidacy will result in a removal from the ballot.

    Section 2:  Voting

    a.  All elections will be conducted by secret ballot under democratic procedures during class meetings or lunch time.

    b.  Ballots will be counted by at least two school faculty members that could include Student Council Advisor, Class Advisor, Teacher, or Administrator.

    c.  Each student has the right to vote once for candidates from their own class.

    d.  In the event of a tie, a runoff election will be held.

    e.  If only one person is running for a position, that person’s name must appear on the ballot.

    f.  Prior to public announcement, each candidate shall receive a letter stating whether or not they were elected to the position sought.

    g.  Ballots and tabulations will be kept for three years. 

     

    Article VI:  Class Officer and Representative Rules
     
    Class Officers and Representatives are the student leaders of Aubrey High School.  As such they are held to the expectation of setting the standard for other students.  Student Council Members, Class Officers and Class Representatives are expected to:
     
    a.  encourage class participation in class events
    b. participate in class floats for Homecoming Parade

    c.  participate in Homecoming Week Festivities including Homecoming Dance

    d. Junior Officers:  Work closely with other juniors and parents to help organize prom

    e. Senior Officers:  Work closely with other seniors, parents and advisors to organize graduation events

    f.  participate in blood drives

    g. participate in highway clean up days

    h. participate in teacher appreciation activities

    i.   participate in service opportunities agreed upon on by Student Council

    j.  follow all school and district rules and policies

    k. set the standard for dress code expectations by always being in dress code

    l.   exemplify the importance of academic achievement by maintaining passing scores in all classes

    Article VII:  Consequences

    It is expected that Student Council Members, Class Officers and Class Representatives will be positive role models for the students of Aubrey High School and for the community.  Failure to maintain that good standing will result in receiving demerits, and in possible removal.  The following process is in place for all Class Officers and Class Representatives. (1 hour of work per demerit to be erased)

          a.  Once having received 5 demerits, the student forfeits his or her position.
           b. 1 demerit will be received for absence from required meetings beyond excused absences.      
           c. 1 demerit will be received for nonparticipation in Student Council activities.
              d. 1 demerit will be received for nonparticipation in class activities.
    e.  1 demerit will be received for failure to accomplish assigned duties or tasks.

    f.   1 demerit will be received for receiving a three hour detention or similar consequence.

    g. If the student is going to be absent from a meeting or assigned task, the student must give the Student Council Advisor notice at least 12 hours in advance either in person or via email.

    h. The student will be allowed two excused absences from a meeting or assignment provided he or she has given the Student Council Advisor at least 12 hours prior notice.  If the student fails to give prior notice, five demerits will be received. 

    i.  The student has the right to reduce the number of demerits, provided they have not earned more than 4 demerits, by doing volunteer work for teachers and/or the community.

    j.  AHS Class and Student Body Officers, Representatives and Student Council Members who engage in activities, even outside of school, that reflect poorly upon the AHS Student Council or upon the school or district, will immediately be put into removal process.

    k.  If a student receives one DAEP placement or more than two ISS placements, they will automatically receive 5 demerits and be put into removal proceedings. 

     

    Article VIII:  Removal

    -the Class Officer or Representative shall be notified in writing of the pending action signed by a Class Advisor, the Student Council Advisor and Principal

    -the Class Officer or Representative shall have seven days from the date of receipt to respond in writing to contest the pending action

    -if the Class Officer or Representative contests the removal, the case will be presented to a panel of three teachers and four randomly selected Student Council members.  The Student Council Advisor will present the removal request and the Officer/Representative will have the opportunity to refute the claims.  A majority vote of the panel will be the final decision with no appeal available.

    -if the Officer/Representative does not respond to the pending notification or does not contest the removal, the panel convene will not be necessary, and the Officer/Representative will be considered removed.

    -appointed Student Council Members shall be notified of the pending action signed by a Class Advisor, the Student Council Advisor and the Principal.  The Student Council Member does not have the option of contesting the action.

    -upon the removal of a Class Officer during the school year, prior to one month before graduation, due to misbehavior or violation of policies, the Officers and Representatives of that class will elect a candidate from their Class Council to fill the vacancy in an “interim” position. Representative positions will not be refilled.

     

    Article IX:  Amendments to Constitution

    Any and all amendments must be approved by a majority vote of the Aubrey High School Officers elected in the spring.  Any and all amendments must be completed the school year prior to the amendments taking effect.