Student Council Constitution

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Student Council Constitution

 

Spring Woods Middle School Student Council

 

Article I: Name and Purpose  

Section 1: The name of this chapter shall be the Spring Woods Middle School Student Council or SWMS Student Council.

Section 2: The purpose of the chapter shall be to create an opportunity for leadership in scholarship, citizenship, character, and service.

 

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Membership in this chapter shall be based upon a student’s desire to serve SWMS through their leadership and advocacy for their fellow students.

Section 2: Candidates are eligible for membership at the end of their sixth and seventh grade years. Students must have attended a SBISD Middle School for a period equivalent to one semester prior to applying to run for office.

Section 3: Candidates must have a minimum of an 80 cumulative average (semester 1 averages) with no average grade less than an 75 in order to be eligible for consideration. Candidates must currently be in attendance at Spring Woods Middle School and have attended SWMS for the equivalent of one semester in order to be run for and be elected to office. 

Section 4: To be eligible for membership, candidates must not have received a U in conduct or more than 1 N in conduct during the school year of application.

Section 5: Candidates will be screened for adherence to the SBISD Student Code of Conduct.

Section 6: Candidates recognize the need to exhibit service and leadership characteristics serving in the Student Council and agree to demonstrate service and leadership as specified by the campus.

Section 7: Students elected to the SWMS Student Council shall serve for one year. 

 

Article III: Probation

Section 1: Definitions

Probation is defined as being warned of potential actions that may lead to dismissal. Students on probation for academic, service, or leadership reasons may participate in Student Council activities unless they are otherwise not approved to do so due to disciplinary actions.

Academic Probation is defined as being placed on probation for the next grading period due to the student’s nine weeks average (all subjects) for the current school year dropping below 80.

Disciplinary Probation is defined as being placed on probation for the next nine weeks grading period for classroom misconduct and/or campus discipline infractions. (See Sections 3 and 4 below.) Conduct probation may include removal from participation in Student Council activities as specified by the Faculty Advisors.

Section 2: Any member whose nine weeks grade average for the current school year drops below 80 shall be placed on probation for the next nine week grading period.

Section 3: Any member who receives an N in conduct on his/her report card after induction shall be placed on probation for the next nine week grading period which follows the period in which the N was received.

Section 4: Any member who is reported for one Level III discipline offense or Level II discipline offenses after election to the student council will be reviewed by the Faculty Advisors and the Grade Level Principal and may result in either probation or dismissal.

 

Article IV: Dismissal

Section 1: Any member who, after being placed on probation for failure to maintain the proper grade average, does not raise his/her cumulative grade average to 80 or better shall be reviewed by the Faculty Advisors for additional probation or possible dismissal.

Section 2: Any member who fails to fulfill leadership and service responsibilities after being placed on probation for such by the Faculty Advisors may be dismissed.

Section 3: Any member who receives a U in conduct on his/her report card after election into the SWMS Student Council shall be dismissed.  

Section 4: Any member who receives a second N in conduct on his/her report card election into the SWMS Student Council shall be dismissed.

Section 5: Any member who is reported for a Level III or II discipline offense after election into the SWMS Student Council shall be dismissed. 

Section 6: Any member who is disciplined for a Level IV or higher infraction shall be dismissed. 

Section 7:  In all cases of impending dismissal, a member shall have a right to meeting with the Faculty Advisors, the Grade Level Principal, and the Grade Level Counselor to discuss the impending dismissal.   

Section 8:   A member who is dismissed is not eligible again for election into the SWMS Student Council.

 

Article V: Faculty Supervision

Section 1: The principal shall appoint two teachers who will serve as Student Council advisors. The Student Council advisors shall be responsible for the direct, day to day supervision of the Student Council and act as liaison between faculty, administration, students and community. The chapter advisor shall be responsible for checking grade, conduct and service records for each member.

Section 2: The principal shall reserve the right to approve all activities and decisions of the Student Council.