Agenda 11.18.15; Minutes 11.4.15

Post date: Nov 9, 2015 11:59:50 PM

Agenda 11.18.15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Athletics over Break Motion
    4. Money Allocation Motion
    5. Notes and New Business

Council Minutes 11.4.15

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~Ronald Reagan

    1. Approval of Minutes
      • “I move to amend the minutes under “I move to refer this motion to OEC” by adding a bullet: “Summary of discussion:”
      • Debate Closes
      • Motion Passes
    2. Reports
      • A-Mod: Discussed winter carnival and athletics over break with administration. Also discussed COOP in the cafeteria — we have no authority over this
      • Treasurer: Current Council Funds $3,616.26. Current Co-Curric $3,604
      • Secretary: Staff Alternate can vote
      • PR: Letter to Broadside about Council
      • SL: Ready to bring the Athletics over Break motion
      • SA: Winter Carnival finalized list of events
      • OEC: Discussed Handbook and Bylaw Revision motion
      • Admin: Discussed moving Wednesday start time, will be meeting with SAU about buses
      • Condom: Working with Mr. Coylewright
      • Curric: Working on homework survey
      • Nick Beard Opinion Board: Guidelines Committee will be Mr. Bourne, Georgia Sparks, and Nanako Shirai
      • J Comm: Meeting Friday Activity Period in Ms. Caldwell’s room to elect a chair
      • March Intensive: Juniors and Seniors will be placed on Friday, so they must register by Thursday Common Ground.
    3. Freshman Open Campus
      • (“I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include second-semester freshmen.”)
        • “I move to refer this motion to OEC”
        • We are ready to amend and pass this motion so why waste time
        • Motion fails
      • “I move to amend the motion to read: “I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include fourth-quarter freshmen.’”
        • Maybe add a trial period
          • “I move to amend the amendment to include the language that it would be for a 1 year trial period revisited a year from now in November”
          • Will it be worth it in the end?
          • Who will analyze the trial?
          • Debate Closes
          • Amendment Passes
        • Debate Closes
        • Amendment Passes
      • Motion at this point reads: “I move that eligibility for open campus be changed to include fourth-quarter freshmen for a one year trial period to be revisited in November 2016.”
      • Similar points brought up to those made in past meetings
      • With trial period, we can analyze the success or failure of freshmen going off campus
      • Fourth-quarter freshmen aren’t much different than first-semester sophomores
      • If it is one trial year, then parents might not fight back as much
      • May disrupt the community in the cafe
      • Debate Closes
      • Motion Passes
  1. Meeting Adjourns