Elk Rapids Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5820 - STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Board of Education acknowledges the importance of offering students the opportunity to participate in self-government within the establishment of the schools.

5820.1

The Student Council

   
 

Students shall have the right to organize a Student Council, conduct meetings, elect officers and representatives, and petition the Board. The principal shall appoint a qualified member of the faculty to serve as advisor to the Student Council and other student government activities.

   
 

The Board will recognize the Student Council as the official voice of the student body for students in grades 6-12 and for the purpose of:

   
 

A.

Giving students practical experience in organizing, planning, and affecting outcomes;

     
 

B.

Developing student leadership;

     
 

C.

Providing a learning experience in democratic decision making;

     
 

D.

Offering another avenue toward the realization of the goals of this District.

   

5820.2

Student Council Functions

   
 

The Student Council shall be fully responsible for the planning and organization of the following activities:

   
 

A.

Its own government

     
 

B.

Student social events

     
 

C.

Fund raising projects

     
 

D.

Activities and projects suggested by students

     
 

E.

Charitable activities

5820.3

Student Government Guidelines

   
 

The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines to implement student government policy which:

   
 

A.

Require any student government to establish a constitution approved by the Board;

     
 

B.

Assure that all students have equal access to the student government and an opportunity to vote and hold office;

     
 

C.

Require fiscal accountability and adherence to Board policy for all financial aspects of student government activity;

     
 

D.

Require that decisions made and actions taken by the student government organization shall be in accord with and within the scope of its own Constitution, and may therefore not be voided or vetoed by any staff member.