Student Council Bylaws
East Middle School Student Council
The purpose of the East Middle School Student Council is to promote a better understanding between students and teachers, work for the general welfare of the students by providing an opportunity for student expression, develop leadership among representatives, improve school spirit, and promote improved citizenship.
a. All representatives of the Student Council must have had (previous school year average) and maintain (during school year) an average of 80 or above in all classes.
b. They may not have an F on their report card.
c. The representative should not have acquired a referral to AISI or OSS within the previous nor current school year.Representatives will carry out their duties and responsibilities and will maintain exemplary citizenship and behavior in and out of school.a. Representatives must be present at general meetings, committee meetings, and fund raisers sponsored by Student Council.b. Representatives will bring questions, concerns, and comments from the student body and faculty to Student Council meetings.EMS Student Council representatives will hold their positions for one school year.Voting Eligibilitya. Members of all grades will vote by secret ballot for President, Secretary & Treasurer.b. Only 7th graders will vote for 7th grade Vice President.c. Only 6th graders will vote for 6th grade Vice President.d. There will be 1 representative elected per homeroom. Only homeroom members will vote for their respective homeroom nominees.Voting Processa. Each grade (6th through 8th) will elect representatives to the Student Council during Homeroom classes at the beginning of each school year.Qualificationsa. Students interested in running for Student Council must fill out a Student Council Application and have it signed by at least two teachers, who have had them in class or whom they personally know.b. Students must have a signature from Ms. Ingram or Ms. Dunn.c. The application must be turned in by the deadline.d. Students must meet the requirements (see General Membership) to run.Campaigninga. Students may campaign during Homeroom.b. They may give 1 campaign speech that will be videotaped and shared with all students during lunch or homeroom.c. Students may hang campaign posters in the hallways. Campaign posters must be no larger than six square feet and must be taken down by the candidate after the election.d. There will be no negative campaigning nor should any candidate buy votes. Engaging in these activities will result in removal from the election ballot.
Officer positions are as follows:
*President: Any 8th grader is eligible to run. Duties include leading Student Council meetings, speaking at school convocations, presiding over committees and providing student leadership.
*Secretary: Any 8th or 7th grader is eligible to run. Duties include writing agendas for meetings, maintaining attendance lists at meetings, recording notes on all meetings, and providing student leadership.
*Treasurer: Any 8th or 7th grader is eligible to run. Duties include collecting money at fundraising events, maintaining accurate financial records, and providing student leadership.
* Seventh Grade Vice President : Any 7th grader is eligible to run. Duties include representing the interests of the seventh grade class and providing student leadership.
* Sixth Grade Vice President : Any 6th grader is eligible to run. Duties include representing the interests of the sixth grade class and providing student leadership.
Officers will hold their positions for one school year.
Representatives will carry out their duties and responsibilities and will maintain exemplary citizenship and behavior in and out of school.
Representatives must be present at general meetings, committee meetings, and fund raisers sponsored by Student Council.