School Constitution

Orion Junior High's Constitution and Officer Eligibility

ORION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

 

CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I

IDENTIFICATION

Section 1:        The name of the organization shall be: The Associated Student Body of Orion Junior High School.

Section 2:        Its purpose shall be to promote high scholastic achievements, conduct activities,  influence school spirit, promote better citizenship, develop sportsmanship, and stimulate loyalty to the school.

Section 3:        The official school emblem shall be the “Titans”.  Any athletic group or other school sponsored organization will also use the “Titans” as their emblem.

Section 4:        The school colors shall be navy blue with silver and white accents and shall be represented as such in school sponsored athletic events and other organizations where and when feasible.

ARTICLE II

MEMBERSHIP

Section 1:        Any student, duly enrolled at the school, shall be considered as a member with full rights and responsibilities of the student body.

Section 2:        Members shall have all rights and privileges set forth in this constitution and shall be governed by its limitations.

ARTICLE III

STUDENT OFFICES

Section 1:        COMPOSITION

 

           

  1. The officers of the student body shall consist of a president and four vice- presidents.
  1. All candidates for student body office must be from the eighth grade at the time of election.
  1. Officers of ninth, eighth, and seventh grades shall consist of a president, five vice- presidents.
  1. The term of office shall be one year. The year shall be considered from the day the student is sworn in until their replacement is sworn in for the following year.

                       

Section 2:        QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICE

 

  1. Each student nominated for the office of student body president or vice president must be a member of the ninth grade during his or her term in office. Candidates for class officers must be from the class they will represent.
  1. Each candidate must either have an average G.P.A. of 3.25 or better or have a third quarter G.P.A. of 3.25 of better and no F’s or I’s for the first three terms of the year in which they are nominated and no more than 1 “N” and no “U” in citizenship. All candidates for student office must be approved through grade and citizenship record checks during the third term of the year in which they are nominated.  Seventh grade candidates must have good academic and citizenship grades in their 6th grade class.
  1. All candidates must be students with good attendance. A known truancy in the year of nomination or a record of general misconduct in or about the school will bar a student from being nominated for an official position in the student body association, grade, or any other organization not otherwise stated.
  1. Officers shall be willing to assume responsibility, maintain high moral standards and demonstrate good citizenship both on and off campus. He/she will represent the school at all times and his/her conduct and character shall reflect no discredit to himself or herself or the school.  Should a student fail to live up to the above-mentioned qualification, he/she may be removed from office.
  1. Students can not hold two offices at the same time, such as class office and cheerleader.

                       

Section 3:        ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

  1. The election for student body officers will be held at the end of third quarter or the first of fourth quarter depending on scheduling.
  1. The election for ninth, eighth grade officers, and affiliate groups, will be held after student body elections.
  1. The election for seventh grade officers will be held during 4th quarter at each feeder elementary schools.

                       

  1. The student body advisor and class advisors will inform students of the election procedures.
  1. For primary elections for student body officers, the 10 candidates receiving the most votes will move on to the final elections. The student body president will be selected by the advisor based on the following: receiving the most votes from the student body, an interview with the administration and advisor, and a vote among the new student body officers.  The next four candidates with the most votes will become vice presidents.
  1. For primary elections for eighth and ninth grade officers, the 14 candidates receiving the most votes will move on to the final elections. The class presidents will be selected by the advisor based on the following: receiving the most votes from their class, an interview with the administration and advisor, and a vote among the new officers selected from their class.  The next five candidates with the most votes will become vice presidents.

                       

Section 4:        OATH OF OFFICE

 

  1. The oath of office shall be administered to the elected officers of the student body association.

                       

                                                I, __________________ holding the office of _______________,

do promise to uphold the constitution, to set a high standard and example for the student body of Orion Junior High School, and to do my best to perform the duties of my office.

Section 5:        DUTIES OF OFFICE

 

  1. The Student Body President shall preside over all meetings of the Orion Junior High Student Council, conduct assemblies, work with all affiliate groups and their programs to see that they develop student morale, and encourage full student support. The President shall represent the student body before the public either personally or through others.

The Student Body Vice-Presidents shall officiate in the absence of the President, execute other duties delegated by the President, and any other duties deemed necessary.

  1. If a president vacates his/her office, a vice-president will become president to fulfill the remainder of the term of office. The vice-president taking over must be approved by the student body advisor and Standards Committee and must be ratified by two-thirds vote of the Student Council.  If an affiliate officer vacates his/her office, the student body officers under the direction of the advisor appoint someone to take his or her place.

                       

Section 6:        STANDARDS FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

  1. All officers will maintain a G.P.A. of 3.25 and have no F’s or I’s. They shall have no more than one “N” and no “U”’s during the year in office. Grade and citizenship standard checks will be done at term end reporting periods.
  1. Any drop in the above grade or citizenship standards by an individual officer at a term’s end will result in probation for that officer. The term of probation will be set by the student body advisor.
  1. A second incident by an officer of low standards in grades, citizenship, or conduct will result in automatic removal from office.
  1. All officers will be an example of positive attitudes, appropriate conduct and good sportsmanship at all times. All officers will promote school pride and spirit.

                       

Section 7:        REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

A.

The student body advisor and class officer advisor can remove a student from office for a flagrant misconduct.  Such flagrant misconduct includes, but is not limited to truancy; cheating; fighting; theft; vandalism; possession of weapons; use of alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs on or off campus. A student may be dismissed from office according to the officer conduct demerit system. Violation of Weber School District Policy or State or County Law, may result in immediate removal from office.

B.

Due Process As always, students and/or parents who are dissatisfied with judgments rendered, have the right to an appeal and a fair hearing through the School Standards Committee.

 

  1. The Standards Committee, consisting of the Vice-Principal of Orion Junior High and three faculty members (one faculty member shall be chosen by the student) will hear all appeals.

ARTICLE IV

STUDENT COUNCIL

Section 1:        ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL

 

  1. The five student body officers.
  1. The President and Vice-Presidents of the ninth, eighth, and seventh grades.
  1. The Head Cheerleader.
  1. Others as invited by the Student Body Advisor, Class Officer Advisors, or the Principal.

                       

Section 2:        MEETINGS

 

  1. The Student Council will meet on a regular basis for leadership instruction, coordination of all school activities, and encouragement of desirable attitudes among the student body. All organizations serving on the Student Council must first announce and coordinate their activities with these meetings.

                       

Section 3:        POWERS

 

  1. The Student Council has the power to investigate and report on matters referred by the faculty, administration, and officers of the school.
  1. The Student Council has the power to promote service and activities outside the school which will better the school and community.

                       

ARTICLE V

AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

Section 1:        PROCESS OF AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

 

  1. This constitution may be changed by a majority vote of the Student Council and the Student Council Advisor with the exception of academic and citizenship standards which are set for the Student Council by the School Standards Committee.

                       

                       

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