Agenda 12/17/14 & Minutes 12/10/14

Post date: Dec 17, 2014 4:17:27 AM

Agenda 12/17/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Bylaw Revision: Campaign Posters Change
    4. Report Card Discussion
    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 12/10/14

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Short meeting today because of the snow delay.
      • (COI): Approved Program of Studies
      • (Sec): Sophomore alternate can vote.
    3. School Dance Discussion
      • We have had no dances yet this year due to lack of interest and behavior problems leading to lack of administrative support.
      • There are other ways to socialize so not having dances isn’t a big deal.
      • Liability is an issue for the school.
      • 90% of the senior class wants a dance.
      • Current classes are being punished for previous classes’ actions.
      • They are great fundraising opportunities that are now unavailable.
      • A majority are showing up intoxicated.
      • Having only underclassmen events changes the culture of dances away from drinking.
      • Administration and police don’t want conflicts with students.
      • The goal is to find an appropriate social interaction between students outside the classroom.
      • They have to be made attractive without substances.
      • Whole social culture in this country and region is unsafe and needs to be fixed. This is not just a Hanover High issue.
      • There is a safety in numbers, but only when those numbers are of similar levels.
      • It will take courageous people to stand up and say “Not at my dance. Not here. Not now.”

Meeting adjourns.