Agenda 5/4/16; Minutes 4/27/16

Post date: May 4, 2016 2:46:56 PM

Agenda 5.4.16

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
    3. Bylaw Notification
    4. Co-Curricular Budget Transfer
    5. Tom Hanlon Cup
    6. RJ Revision Motion
    7. Leadership Committee Motion
    8. Homework Communication Motion
    9. Gender Motion
    10. Notes & New Business

Council Minutes 4.27.16

“Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi

    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. Reports
      • Mod: Mr. Campbell is still looking at AOB; Mr. Jackson is looking at it now.
      • A-Mod: We have some housekeeping to do next week. This is probably the last day that this Council will be discussing the Gender Motion.
      • Treasurer: $3,332.66 in Council Funds; $3,604.00 in co-curricular funds. Hoping to pass the budget soon. SAU has not yet released how much money we will get.
      • Secretary: Junior and Staff alternate can vote. Thank you to Connor for taking notes on the Gender Motion. Sorry about not changing the quote on the minutes.
      • DSB: Will be taking notes on Gender Motion in place of secretary, as secretary is the one who brought the motion. There was a meeting last night (couldn’t make it). There is a gift of $2,700 for a dog at RMS. $1,500 gift for a basketball at the high school. The meeting also discussed a similar policy to the gender motion.
      • Curric: Finalized language of Homework Communication motion.
      • Admin: Staff appreciation is this week.
      • SA: Finished writing budgets. Waiting on money.
      • OEC: Elections are on May 6. Nomination forms are due April 27. Poster approval is April 28-May 3 in the Library. Freshmen speeches are April 29. Sophomore speeches are May 2. Junior and Make-Up speeches are May 3.
      • RJ: Working on a motion to bring in two weeks. It expands the program to non-AIP cases
      • COI: Met last week and Mr. Glenney presented plan for COI 2.0 -- main goal is to make COI more inclusive and open to the public
      • SL: Results are sent to everybody in Council. Gave presentation on results.
    3. Bylaw Notification
      • Notification: Will be bringing this next week: “I move to strike the clause ‘Serves on the Administrative committee’ from Article V, section A, point 3 and substitute the clause ‘Chooses preferred committees with the rest of the body.’ Additionally, point 3 in Article V, section E, reading ‘Will be a member of the Curriculum Committee’ will be struck and will substitute to read ‘Chooses preferred committees with the rest of the body.’ Point 3 in Section F of Article V reading ‘Will be a member of the Student Life Committee’ will be amended to read ‘Is highly recommended to be a member of the Student Life Committee.’”
    4. Gender Motion (This section of the minutes was done by Connor Stafford)
      • 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...
      • Discussing each subsection individually
      • “Clothing and Appearance - Hanover High School does not require dress codes or uniforms, or apply grooming or appearance standards, that impose different requirements for individuals based on sex or gender. Because the dress code is gender-neutral, all genders must follow the dress code regardless of their gender or sex, and is equally enforced for all students. In the case of athletic uniforms, all uniforms on a team must be the same. If a student takes issue with their athletic uniform, they should take it up with the Athletic Department. At music performances, the attire guidelines cannot be enforced or suggested based upon gender. Example: In the past, chorus concert attire has been black clothes for females and males, with males wearing a tie. However, under this rule, students — regardless of gender — may or may not choose to wear a tie. The school does not have the power to enforce this standard for the attire for music festivals that are not associated with the school. If a student takes issue with the attire proposed by the festival, they should bring it up with the festival director(s) or ask their teacher to communicate with the festival. At graduation, the gowns for the graduating class should all be the same color, or students should be allowed to choose the color of their gown from the given options. The color of the gowns should not be selected based on the gender or sex of the students. Hanover High School prohibits discriminatory harassment or violence motivated by a person’s actual or perceived gender identity or expression that attempts to interfere with, or actually interferes with, the free exercise of an individual’s right. Discriminatory harassment includes violence, the threat of violence, a pattern of threatening verbal harassment, the use of force, intimidation or coercion, defacing or damaging real property and cyberbullying.”
        • Uniforms follow NHIAA regulations
        • Cyber bullying would be addressed as it currently is
        • “I move to amend the motion to move the last paragraph (from Hanover High School prohibits to cyberbullying) to the Enforcement section”
          • Amendment Passes
        • This is less contentious
        • This entire policy is too long
        • Get at the heart of the matter
        • “I move to amend the motion to strike the part about athletic uniforms.”
          • Amendment Fails
        • “I move to strike everything but the first sentence.”
          • Amendment Passes
        • Motion Passes
    1. Meeting Adjourns