The name of this organization shall be the
Dallas Middle School Student Council.
The purpose of this organization shall be:
To foster a spirit of cooperation among students
To promote and encourage activities for the best
interest of the school.
To develop good citizens and leaders through
experience in government
To provide a means for student expression, and
To encourage student involvement.
Section I All members of the Student Council have
certain powers guaranteed by the Constitution.
1.They have a right to recommend committees on the
2.Recommendations for anything of
student concern in the building.
4.Application of the Constitution
to the school during the year.
5.Holding executive meetings and
6.Administration of elections.
7.Constitutional proposals and
9.Cooperation with faculty or
advisor to perform tasks not guaranteed in the Constitution.
Section 2- Members of the Student Council have
guaranteed rights but can be overruled by the principal. The principal
has veto power to eliminate any proposition he/she
feels is not beneficial to the school.
All members of the Student Council must maintain
acceptable conduct in order to run for and to hold office. Also,
student council members must have a 75 academic
average for the preceding semester.
The Student Body of Dallas Middle School shall
elect the representatives of the Student Council for a term of one year,
during a designated election week assigned by the
principal or advisor of the Council. Candidates shall be allowed to
campaign in homerooms the week prior to voting.
Voting shall be done through a ballot in individual homerooms.
Elections for officers are held in the spring so
that new officers can be oriented to new responsibilities.
Candidates for the election of a Student Body
office must be a 6th or 7th grader to run for president, vice
secretary, or treasurer.. Any candidate running
for Student Body President must have served at least one year on the
Dallas Middle School Student Council. All
candidates must have and maintain an acceptable conduct and scholastic
average in order to run for and hold office.
The Student Council shall be made up of the
officers of the Student Council and the two representatives from each of
the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade homerooms. A group of
alternates may attend meetings and work on Student Council
Section 2 - Officers
The executive officers of this organization shall
be a President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer.
A. Duties of the President-The
president shall preside at all Student Council meetings, call special meetings
necessary, appoint all standing and special
committees, represent the Council on all occasions, lead all Assemblies,
and assume all other duties generally associated
with this office.
B. Duties of the Vice-President
-The Vice –President shall assume the duties of
the president in case of his absence or disability .It shall be the duty of
the VP to prepare the agenda for each meeting and
check dance duty roster at every dance.
secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Council , take roll at
each meeting and keep
record of attendance, prepare dance duty roster,
state old business at the meetings, and write thank you notes
The treasurer shall keep an accurate account of the money. The treasuer works
the dance collecting the
money, giving change, and turning the money over
to the Principal to be placed in safe until a deposit is made. The
treasurer counts all monies collected during the
year for various charity collections. The treasurer replaces candy
in teachers' room and turns the money into the
office to deposit in safe.
Section 3 - Vacancies
In the case of the vacancy of the president, the
vice-president becomes president.
Section 4 - Nominations and Elections
The representatives of the Student Council shall
be elected by a ballot at the beginning of each school term for the term
of one year.
Section 5 - Committees
a. Special committees may be organized as
The Student Council meets every
week during Activity Period in the auditorium alcove. The Council also meets
necessary at the discretion of the President and
advisor. The President with the approval of the advisor may call a
There shall be one or more
faculty advisors selected by the principal
A quorum for the transaction of
business shall consist of a simple majority of the council.
In all matters not specifically
covered by this constitution, the parliamentary authority shall be "Robert’s
Rules of Order."
The constitution of the Student
Council of Dallas Middle shall be proposed by a 2/3 vote of the Student
shall be adopted by a 2/3 vote of the student body
participating on the day of voting. Any regulation passed by the
Student Council concerning the Dallas Middle
School is subject to approval by the administration.