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Executive Student Council

Eligibility

PRESIDENT: candidates must be in 11th grade when running and have at least a 3.0 grade average or approval from the Academic Dean

VICE PRESIDENT & STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: candidates must be in 10th or 11th grades when running and have at least a 3.0 grade average or approval from the Academic Dean

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS: candidates must be in 9th, 10th, or 11th grades when running and have at least a 3.0 grade average or approval from the Academic Dean

The Student Council shall consist of:

President

i.) Leading the Executive Student Council and the Student Council as a whole

ii.) Taking charge of all Executive Student Council and Student Council meetings; specific duties include: a.) Conducting votes; b.) Organizing meetings in an efficient manner; c.) Allowing all voices to be heard in the Student Council; d.) Enforcing attendance requirements

iii.) Leading the school "Break" periods

iv.) Meeting with the Headmaster, the Student Council Faculty Advisor, and other school officials on behalf of the Student Council and Student Body

v.) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

Vice President

i.) Assuming the role of the President in her/his absence

ii) Attending to all official Student Council correspondence

iii) Assisting the President when necessary

vi.) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

i.) Attending all regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings and functions

ii.) Actively participating in Board meetings according to the discretion of the President of the Board

iii.) Giving a brief description of significant Board opinions and decisions to the assembled Student Body

iv.) Providing a student perspective and voicing student opinion to the Board as needed

v.) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

Secretary

i) Maintaining communications between the Executive Student Council and the rest of the Student Council

ii) Taking notes at the Student Council meetings and making the notes available to all members of the Student Council

iii) Taking attendance at the Student Council meetings

iv) Assisting the president as necessary

v) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

Treasurer

i.) Monitoring the flow of all monetary funds into and out of the Student Body Treasury

ii) Assisting the other treasures with monitoring their accounts

iii.) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

Activities Coordinator

i) Supervising, coordinating, and advising all other Class Activity Directors

ii) Seeking student input on potential school activities

iii) Acquiring faculty approval for student school activities

iv) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

This position can have enough work load so that two people may occupy this post running

Tech Officer

i) Maintaining the announcement screen in the Library

ii) Setting up the speakers for dances

iii) Researching any further purchases of technology for the Student Council

iv) Taking a place on the Executive Student Council

How To Run for 2015-16 Executive Student Council

1) See Ms. Williston to declare your intent to run for office. Your name must be submitted for approval, your GPA and eligibility to run for office must be checked before you can start your petition.

2) Nominations open Tuesday, March 24 and close Wednesday, April 1.

3) Collect a petition of 75 signatures from the Student Body. Make sure to write on the top of your petition your full name and the office you plan to run for.

4) Make a profile sheet including answers to the following questions below. You should keep your sheet to one page only, and place a picture of yourself somewhere on your sheet (see Ms. Williston for example copies). These sheets will then be posted in the Library for the entire student body to read before the elections.
i) List relevant experience
ii) What do you want to accomplish during your term in office?
iii) Why should we vote for you?

5) Submit your profile sheet (see above) and your petition of signatures to Ms. Williston before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

6) On Thursday, April 2 (A Day) we will introduce the candidates during break. Be sure to sit at the front of the Chapel. You may make posters but they must be in good taste. No posters will be posted on top of roofs, on painted surfaces, in the York driveway, or on York Road. You are responsible for taking down all posters after the election.

7) Speeches will be on D Day Friday, April 8 during class meeting time. Speeches will be timed and can not be longer than 2 minutes.

8) The election will take place on B Day Wednesday, April 15 during tutorial. If a run off election is necessary (if more than 3 candidates are running for a single position), it will happen Monday, April 13 (G Day) during class meetings.

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