Agenda 3/9/16; Minutes 2/24/16

Post date: Mar 29, 2016 3:07:06 AM

Agenda 3.9.16

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Gender Motion
    4. Grill Motion
    5. Notes & New Business

Council Minutes 2.24.16

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~Nelson Mandela

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • Mod: Jeremy Coyleright has been promoted so he will not be able to make the time commitment to be a Council Member.
      • AMod: Mr. Campbell will veto Athletics Over Break. Wants to make sure that the final wording is strong and appropriate. He signed off on the recommendations for the Underclassmen Awards Ceremony.
      • Secretary: Staff Alternate and Senior Alternate can vote.
      • DSB: Vermont Legislature may cause problems for Tuition Students. Approved Spring head coaches.
      • Treasurer: Council Funds: $5,131.66; Co-Curricular Funds: $3,604.00
      • PR: If you ever miss a Council meeting let Henry know and he will send you a video
      • OEC: Prepared for executive session.
      • SL: Continued discussion on Breathalyzer, will be doing Student Life survey soon.
      • Curric: Talked about the Homework Survey, about 35% of the school replied.
      • Admin: Did a brainstorm on ways to improve Hanover High School.
      • Student Activites: Worked on Winter Carnival Survey.
    3. Executive Session
      • “I move to enter an executive session”
        • Motion Passes
      • Closed session discussing confidential issue brought to Council by administration regarding conduct unbecoming of a council member. The decision made by council was acquittal.
    4. Gender Motion
      • I move that Hanover High School implements the following rules and policies under Section 8 (HHS Student Policies and Responsibilities) in the student handbook under its own subsection titled “Gender Inclusivity” with the following subsections...
      • Authorship Speech: This is an important issue that needs to be addressed and Council is the perfect platform to bring these issues to light.
        • Purposely left Enforcement Section vague, only wants intervention if a person consistently refuses to call a student by their preferred gender pronouns.
        • As long as the school is ok with it, the NHIAA is ok with it.
        • Gender does not correspond to biological sex. It is the mind and identity, not anatomy.
        • “I move to discuss and vote on each heading of this motion as a separate motion”
  1. Meeting Adjourns