Fosston High School
Student Council Constitution and Bylaws
 
Articles I - Name
 
Section 1. The official name of the organization shall be the Fosston High School Student Council.
 
Article II - Purpose
 
Section 1. To assist in student life issues at Fosston High School.
 
Section 2. To provide an avenue of discussing issues that may be presented during the school year.
 
Section 3. To provide an avenue for students to take leadership and to develop solutions to student issues.
 
Section 4. To provide an opportunity for students to develop their full potential in citizenship, leadership, and character.
 
Article III - Organization
 
Section 1. The Fosston High School Student Council is an organization of students enrolled in Fosston High School.
 
Article IV - Membership
 
Section 1. Membership of this organization shall be open to those students who are current students of Fosston High School. Members should have a least a "C" average and should have no expulsions or out of school suspensions.
 
Section 2. All members must attend scheduled meetings and participate in activities during the school year to qualify for any training, travel, or social events.
 
Section 3. Any member who exceeds two unexcused absences will be subject to removal
 
Section 4. Members must be at all student council functions unless an absences note has been submitted.
 
Section 5. All members are viewed as ambassadors of the Fosston High School Student Council and are expected to behave in a responsible and mature manner. Failure to do so may result in suspension or expulsion from the group.
 
Section 6. The executive committee consists of: president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer.
 
Section 7. Representatives from each grade will either be an elected class president or apply to be members.
 
Article V - Officers
 
Section 1. The officers of the Fosston High School Student Council shall consist of a president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer; and each shall exercise the usual duties of the office to which he/she has been elected.
 
President:  Presides at meetings, prepares the agenda, appoints committees as needed; keeps members informed; and serves as a role model.
 
Vice President:  Presides as president when president is absent; strives to involve members in discussions; works closely with advisors; and serves as a role model.
 
Secretary: Keeps accurate minutes; keeps the current membership roster; handles all correspondence; and keeps member attendance records.
 
Treasurer: Keeps accurate records of expenses and income; assists in organizing fundraisers; presents a report at meetings; and assets with developing a budget, if needed.
 
Article VI - Meetings
 
Section 1. Regular meetings should be established at the first meeting of the school year.
 
Section 2. Executive committee meetings will be held as needed.
 
Article VII - Voting
 
Section 1. All members in good standing* are eligible to vote.
 
Article VIII - Advisors
 
Section 1. A school principal or assistant-principal should be invited to attend Fosston High School Student Council meetings and will assist in developing the solutions to requests or concerns.
 
Article IX - Finances
 
Section 1. The treasurer shall be responsible for furnishing financial reports at meetings and shall assist in the request for expenditures of the Fosston High School Student Council fund.
 
Article X - Authority
 
Section 1. The final approval of all decisions is vested in the executive committee and the school principal.
 
Article XI - Amendments
 
Section 1. To amend this constitution, the proposed amendment must be presented in writing by a member to the president. The president will present the amendment to the membership where it must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote for adoption.
 
Code of Conduct
 
Some principles that may be used in developing a code of conduct are:
  • Uphold fundamentals of morality and ethics
  • Complies with school regulations covering property, programs, etc.
  • Demonstrates honesty and reliability
  • Shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
  • Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
  • Exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior such as positive attitude, poise, stability, etc.
 
 
*Good Standing: Not failing any courses, no outstanding after school detention, no unexcused absences, and has attended all scheduled meetings.