Manistee Area 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.

Students shall have the right to organize, conduct meetings, elect officers and representatives, and petition the Board.

The Board will recognize the Student Senate as the official voice of the student body for students in grades nine through twelve 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.

A qualified member of the District staff to serve as advisor to student government activities.

The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines to implement this policy which:

 A.invite the participation of students in their formulation;

 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.