Agenda 4/27/15 & Minutes 4/22/15

Post date: Apr 27, 2015 4:23:37 AM

Agenda 4/27/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Principal Response Motion Bylaw Revision
    4. Forum Motion
    5. Course Concern Handbook Motion
    6. PR to SL Bylaw Revision
    7. Notes and New Business

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation

with the bricks others throw at him or her.”

David Brinkley

Council Minutes 4/22/15

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • (Mod): Spread the word about the opening of the Council Executive position for the 2015-2017 term.
      • (DSB): Next meeting Tuesday, April 28, where the vote on RJ will take place. A Council self-evaluation survey will be distributed shortly.
      • (OEC): Elections are May 12, nomination forms are currently available in the library. Spread the word to run!
      • (Curric): Finalized course concern handbook revision.
      • (COI): Discussed honors student absentee issue.
      • (Sec): Freshmen and staff alternate can vote.
    3. Tom Hanlon Cup Voting
    4. PR to SL Bylaw Revision Notification
    5. Principal Response Motion Bylaw Revision
      • Motion to set a two week limit on the Principal’s allotted time to respond OR produce a timeline of action in regard to a passed motion. This two week period begins when the Principal receives the “Council Passed Motion Form.” This form contains the wording of the motion and a space for the signature of the motion maker, the moderator, and the Principal, along with a space where the Principal will indicate the outcome and explain his or her motives. The Principal (or a representative thereof) must deliver a progress report on the administration’s decision during the Council meeting taking place NO MORE than two school weeks after the Principal receives the form. At the “one-week progress report,” the Principal (or a representative thereof) may request an extension. On the second Council meeting after a decision has been reached, the Principal’s decision will be presented.
      • https://docs.google.com/a/hanovernorwichschools.org/document/d/1eLO1gM8Em7Jey-H5n6BmHUFT_b9UeHUOO-w4o3Bhlt0/preview for full motion details and supporting material.
      • Addresses the need for transparency in the time period after council passes a motion.
      • There should be a set process that occurs after a motion is passed.
      • The form system has been used during the entirety of this year and has been successful.
      • No consequences are necessary, Mr. Campbell will respect this.
      • A staff meeting is not necessary for the principal to approve a motion.
      • Motion to amend the motion to read “…during the Council Executive Committee meeting taking place…”
        • An approval process will take up a lot of Council time.
        • Only the Moderator and A-Mod need to grant the extension.
        • Amendment passes.
      • This is over legislating a problem that doesn’t really exist.
      • A two week length is too short.
      • Motion to amend the motion to read “three weeks” where appropriate.
        • No motion that would need more than two weeks would pass suddenly.
        • The short amount of time makes sure the motion doesn’t get lost.
        • Amendment fails.
      • This motion is prudent for the future and different administration.
      • Motion to append the motion with “If by the second meeting, an extension has not been granted and the Principal has not come to a decision, the motion is considered vetoed.”

Meeting adjourns.