Date Adopted: December 17, 1990
The Board of Education acknowledges the importance of offering students
the opportunity to participate in self-government within the establishment
of the schools in accordance with the freedoms and responsibilities of
our democratic society.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
Students shall have the right to organize, conduct meetings, elect officers
and representatives and petition the principal of their school.
The Board will recognize the student council as the official voice of the
student body of high and vocational-technical schools and for the purposes
of developing student leadership and providing a learning experience in
democratic decision making provided that the bylaws of that organization
have been duly adopted by the members of the student body it represents
and approved by the Superintendent.
Each student government shall be responsible for the planning and organization
or coordination of the following activities: its own government as well
as projects suggested by students and approved by the principal.
Each student government shall provide input for the development of a code
of student behavior and curriculum development.
The Superintendent is authorized to establish rules and regulations to
implement this policy which require each student council to:
invite the participation of all students in council activities
assure that all students have equal access to the student government and
an equal opportunity to vote and hold office
maintain fiscal accountability and adherence to Board policy for all financial
aspects of student government activity
evaluate the effectiveness of student government activities toward meeting
the goals established by this policy
guarantee that decisions made and actions taken by the student government
are in accordance with the constitution approved by the Board.
Pennsylvania School Code 22, Sections 12-15(g)(5)(6); 511(d)