Agenda 10/22/14 & Minutes 10/15/14

Post date: Oct 22, 2014 5:12:35 AM

Agenda 10/22/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Bylaw Revision: OEC Poster Motion
    4. Bylaw Revision: Combined New and Tuition Election Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

Henry David Thoreau

Council Minutes 10/15/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Welcome to our German exchange students.
      • (A-Mod): New arrangement of room today to give equal space on every side.
      • (Treas): Allocated money for MLK speaker was replaced by assembly fund.
      • (DSB): Broadside report will be coming, next meeting is October 28.
      • (Admin): Discussed handbook revisions.
      • (Curric): Created course concern form.
      • (SA): Potentially adding breast cancer awareness days. Halloween is nearest dress-up day!
      • (RJ): Meeting this Friday.
      • (COI): Meeting tomorrow to approve MI courses.
      • (Sec): Staff alternate can vote.
      • (Mrs. Addante): Strategic Planning meeting Oct. 29 and Nov. 6. More info at HHS website.
    3. Bylaw Notification
      • Changes to poster verification from Admin to OEC.
    4. Bylaw Notification
      • Changes to new and tuition student elections.
    5. Lost & Found Motion
      • Current Wording: “Lost and found items will be taken to the Haven after three weeks unclaimed.”
      • Current Amendment to replace “after three weeks” with “at the end of each quarter if”.
      • The specific day does not matter if everything is replaced on one day.
      • We are over thinking a simple matter.
      • Newer items should roll over into next quarter if they have not been in lost and found for too long.
      • If items are valuable they will be looked for sooner.
      • Not enough space in closet to contain all the items for a quarter.
      • Bonnie is currently running the system and knows how to manage it best.
      • Amendment fails.
      • Motion passes.
    6. Council Accountability Discussion
      • Motions tend to die off after their passage.
      • If motions are unused then they had no purpose to begin with.
      • Everyone needs to be aware of motions that have been passed.
      • We need way to gauge effectiveness of passed motions.
      • We need to utilize the CG announcements more.
    7. Dress Code Discussion
      • “Distracting” is ambiguous but also dangerous.
      • Wording is up to too much interpretation.
      • Certain body types are targeted.
      • More females are addressed with the code than males.
      • Students tend to be stopped in hallways as opposed to classrooms where distraction from material is a viable issue.
      • Young people have enough problems with body image vis-à-vis media.
      • Team spirit is equally as distracting as current violations and is sanctioned.
      • Expecting one individual to be responsible for another’s reaction and experimentation is common at this age.
      • More females push the limits of dress code than males.
      • Each gender has different issues with code. Males more likely to wear inappropriate slogans/wording, females more likely to violate amount of skin shown.
      • Does not have strong wording to give teacher authority.
      • Administration and staff tries to be gentle and appropriate to not come off as targeting certain individuals or groups.
      • Teachers need to make sure they do not get into liability issues with dress and harassment.
      • Individuals have conscious choice to dress in a certain way regardless of societal pressures.
      • Academic environment does not allow for inappropriate clothing, it’s all based on setting.

Meeting adjourns.