The Constitution of the Benzie Central High School Student Council

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The Constitution of the Student Council of Benzie Central High

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Preamble
We, the students of Benzie Central High School, to develop leadership and self-reliance, to promote student participation and involvement, to develop school spirit, to protect the rights of the student body, and to create a healthy school environment, do create and establish this constitution.

Article 1
Members: Their qualifications and duties

Section 1. Membership

The following students of Benzie Central High School shall have a seat and a voice on the Student Council.

A. The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Student Council. B. The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer from each high school class. C. Two representatives and one alternate elected from each high school class. D. All heads of committees.

E. All foreign exchange students.
F. Any person not having a voice on the Student Council shall obtain a voice through an appeal to their class Representatives.

Section 2. General Qualifications

A. The general qualification for all members shall be that they maintain a C average or better for their total subjects. If the average is not maintained for a nine-week period, the member will be suspended for the following nine weeks. If the average is not maintained for the following nine weeks, the member will be suspended from the Student Council. Section 3. Executive Offices

Executive Office General Rules

1. Executive offices will be voted on by the new year’s class 2. Executive office nomination and appointment will not occur until class elections are finished 3. All executive office must also hold class position.

4. Executive officers must have served one whole term prior to nomination. 5. All executive positions may vote and express opinions except that of the president; The president can only vote in the event of a tie, or to make a tie. 6. Class officer elections must occur before the nominations and appointment of the executive offices.

A. President

1. Qualifications
a. Must be a senior.
b. Must have attended Benzie Central for at least one semester’s time immediately prior to the election. c. Must have previously served on the Student Council. 2. Duties

a. Shall preside over all meetings.
b. Will call executive board meetings, if necessary, before every Student Council meeting. c. Shall appoint and discharge committees.
d. Shall call all special meetings with the consent of the advisor.

B. Vice-President

1. Qualifications
a. Must be a junior or a senior.
b. Must have attended Benzie Central for at least one semester’s time, immediately prior to the election. c. Must have previously served on Student Council. 2. Duties

A. Shall take over presidential duties when the president is absent. B. Shall advise the president in all matters.
C. Shall serve on all committees as an advisory member.

C. Secretary

1. Qualifications
a. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.
b. Must have attended Benzie Central for at least one semester’s time, immediately prior to the election. c. Must have served on Student Council.
2. Duties
a. Shall take minutes of every Student Council meeting and Executive Board meeting. b. Shall create an agenda for every meeting and present a copy to every member. c. Shall take care of all correspondence.

D. Treasurer

1. Qualifications
a. Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.
b. Must have attended Benzie Central for at least one semester’s time. Immediately prior to the election....
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