Agenda 3/4/15 & Minutes 2/25/15

Post date: Mar 4, 2015 4:43:34 AM

Agenda 3/4/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Student Life Presentation
    4. Condom Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

“Have the courage to act and not react.”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Council Minutes 2/25/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Welcome to our guests and attendees. Motion list is now available in the library.
      • (Treas): Motion to allocate $200 to the robotics club from the Co-Curricular Fund for the purchasing of group equipment. Motion passes.
      • (Admin): Worked on changing schedule to put semester 1 exams before winter break.
      • (DSB): Report on TCE testing at RMS, calendar for next year set, list of spring coach hires approved, budget report.
      • (Curric): Course concern form work.
      • (SA): Looked at club budgets. Winter Carnival was a grad success with a victory by the seniors.
      • (OEC): Briefly discussed honours courses in the social studies department.
      • (Sec): Sophomore alternate can vote.
    3. Condom Motion
      • Motion to introduce condoms into the nurses’ office, where they will be available free of charge to students.
      • for full motion details and supporting material.
      • Brief presentation by Dr. Linda Grant on a similar program that was implemented in the Boston Public School system. Noted difference between communities and highlighted core guidance aspect that may not apply at Hanover.
      • Local medical professionals and nurse in favor of overarching goal to distribute contraception.
      • Still more need for education, providing pamphlet on use and other safety is a must.
      • Concerns about misuse of condoms lead to comments about requiring conversation with nurse to procure condoms.
      • Concerns expressed about school condoning premarital sex, negative publicity while school searches for more students, biased surveying, and maturity and readiness of a student who cannot purchase condoms.

Meeting adjourns.