Agenda 10/1/14 & Minutes 9/24/14

Post date: Oct 1, 2014 2:31:55 AM

Agenda 10/1/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. MLK Speaker Funding Motion
    4. Homework Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

“Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.

Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

Council Minutes 9/24/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Props to everyone for getting through a rough week!
      • (SL): Working on hand dryers.
      • (Admin): Money allocation for the MLK Day speaker.
      • (SA): Starting Quidditch sign-ups soon.
      • (OEC): J-Comm elections this Friday.
      • (Curric): Worked on wording for the Homework Assignment Motion.
      • (RJ): First meeting this Friday in Mme. Doyle’s room.
    3. Homework Assignment Motion
      • Amendment to the amendment (“All homework must be assigned and made available by the end of the class period. Any modification related to the next day’s assignment must be made available 15 minutes after the school day ends.”) fails.
      • Amendment to the amendment: “All homework must be assigned and made available by the end of the class period.”
      • Curric worked on this new wording.
      • Decreases flexibility of communication.
      • Amendment to the amendment fails.
      • Amendment to the amendment: “I move that all homework and required materials be assigned during a student's class period. It is not permitted to change entirely or increase a homework assignment after class has ended. Modifications to the existing assignment and any supplemental materials must be made available no later than 20 minutes after the last class period of the day.”
      • How does this deal with assigning homework online?
      • Motion to refer to Curriculum Committee.
      • Focus on communication and not on homework in general.
      • Motion to refer fails.
      • Amendment to the amendment passes.

Meeting adjourns.