Agenda 12/10/14 & Minutes 12/5/14

Post date: Dec 10, 2014 5:37:18 AM

Agenda 12/10/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Bylaw Revision: Campaign Posters Change
    4. School Dance Discussion
    5. Notes & New Business

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,

smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

John C. Maxwell

Council Minutes 12/5/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Thanks for taking time to come to today’s Friday meeting.
      • (DSB): New Balance
      • (SL): Survey will be going out soon
      • (RJ): Met with Mr. Smith to plan AIP revisions.
      • (OEC): Worked on bylaw revisions that are coming today.
      • (Sec): Sophomore and staff alternates can vote.
    3. Senior Exam Motion Discussion
      • Are we strong enough in favour of this motion to overrule Mr. Campbell’s questioning of our jurisdiction?
      • Exams will continue in college, so seniors will still have to take them in the future.
      • Still a great incentive for students to do well in class.
      • Exams are difficult no matter what the effort so this would really change how students work.
      • This is our chance to spread our wings and define Council’s boundaries.
      • We shouldn’t be rewarding/punishing learning, which should be expected in school.
      • This motion isn’t “big” enough to push through an override.
      • Exams aren’t that difficult if class work is completed as expected, so there is no point to removing them for As.
      • Informal straw poll on overruling: in favour.
    4. Bylaw Revision: Fall Clean-Up
      • Mostly simple, small stuff, lots of grammatical fixes and consistency fixes, should not be a problem.
      • Amendment to remove the poster requirements section.
      • Amendment passes with no objections.
      • Motion passes.
    5. Bylaw Revision: Campaign Poster Strike
      • Removing this shifts elections even closer to a popularity contest.
      • What are qualifications for Council and who should members really be?
      • Where is the line drawn between serious and satire?
      • Posters should catch the eye however they can.
      • Voters will vote for their “type” so posters as a whole are unnecessary.
      • This requirement could weed out those who do not take it seriously.
      • Motion fails.
    6. Bylaw Notification: Campaign Poster Change

Meeting adjourns.