Agenda 10/29/14 & Minutes 10/22/14

Post date: Oct 29, 2014 2:55:21 AM

Agenda 10/29/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. New & Tuition Abstainers
    4. 3 Test Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

James Heller

Council Minutes 10/22/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): The Web Presence Motion has been moved to Admin to balance out the load.
      • (SL): School wide survey planning for Common Ground.
      • (OEC): Started work on bylaw revisions.
      • (Admin): Worked on web presence survey for teachers.
      • (SA): Researched swipe card system at Lebanon HS.
      • (Curric): Worked on web presence motion.
      • (RJ): Presentation next Wednesday to staff.
      • (COI): Approved March Intensive courses, all-day budget meeting 10/23.
      • (Sec): Freshmen alternate can vote.
    3. Bylaw Revision: OEC Poster Motion
      • I move to strike Article VII, Section C, Clause 2, Point b and to add “To review and approve campaign posters one week before Election Day” under Article VII, Section E, Clause 2, Point j in the Council Bylaws.”
      • Motion passes.
    4. Bylaw Revision: Combined New and Tuition Election Motion
      • I move to modify Article III, Section A, Clause 1, Point e to read “Incoming new students will meet in the September of their first year at Hanover High School to hear statements from any students who wish to run for Council that did not attend HHS or RMS in the previous school year. These students will elect one or two voting representatives to Council, depending on interest.”, and to strike “and tuition” from Article III, Section B, Clause 3, Point a, and to strike “and tuition” from Article VII, Section E, Clause 2, Point i, and to strike Article VII, Section E, Clause 2, Point iv.”
      • This will allow for the most interested students to run.
      • Having separate groups allows for different views.
      • Each individual will choose best fit for personal views regardless of distinction new vs. tuition.
      • It’s already a short time to determine best candidates.
      • This system is overly complex and drove away candidates.
      • These tuition students give outside perspective.
      • Anyone can still come to Council.
      • We are already artificially assimilating all students to their respective classes after one year.
      • These students are all already overwhelmed with the new school how are they expected to be passionate about something they have never experienced?
      • We don’t segregate students in our minds, so this election should be only to give chances to students who could not run before.
      • We are a representative democracy and have a duty to represent our electors.
      • Motion passes.

Meeting adjourns.