SGA

Student Government Association (SGA)
School Sponsor:  Jason Pierce
                                                      
SGA Officers 2015-2016
President Rosie Hartline
Vice-President Leigh Anne Fulenwider
Secretary Andru Blocker
Treasurer Kate Fulenwider
Parlimentarian James White
Chaplain Blayne McInnis
SGA

 
 




 
 
 
 

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

Section 1

The Student Government Association (SGA) shall allow the students to participate in the school government and to bring about a better school spirit.

 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1

The Student Government Association shall consist of the inclusive school enrollment and the elected council being composed of the seven (7) executive officers, the faculty advisor, and one representation from each homeroom.

 

Section 2

The SGA Executives Officers shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two (2) appointive officers, namely Reporter and Chaplain, to be chosen by the executive council.
 

The SGA Executive Officers are elected to serve a one-year term.

 

The SGA Executive Officers must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least six new Carnegie units with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those units. Four core curriculum courses must be included in those units passed and averaged (English, math, science, and social studies are core curriculum courses). Students entering the 9th grade must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least five new subjects with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those five subjects.

 

The SGA Executive Officers must be familiar with the Constitution of Glencoe High School.

 

The Student Government President may not accept the position of president in any other club.

           

The Student Government President must be a member of the Senior class.

 

No student Government officer can accept a class officer position.

 

 

Section 3

Before the above stated officers begin their duties they shall take the following oath:

 

“I do solemnly pledge on my honor to execute to the best of my abilities the office to which I have been elected, and to uphold, preserve, and protect the Constitution of Glencoe High School.” 

 

 

 

Section 4

The above named executive officers may be removed from office for willful neglect of duties or conduct unfitting of an officer by impeachment proceedings, or at the request of the advisory board or principal.

 

Section 5

In the event there is a vacancy in the office of President, the Vice President will succeed him/her, and shall appoint a Vice-President from the Home room Representatives.

 

If other vacancies occur on the SGA Executive Board, the President appoints in the same manner.

 

If a vacancy occurs in the Home room Representatives, the SGA Executive Officers will appoint another.

 

Section 6

One Representative is elected for each Home room by the Home room members and must qualify with the academic rule. The Home room Representatives must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least six new Carnegie units with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those units. Four core curriculum courses must be included in those units passed and averaged (English, math, science, and social studies are core curriculum courses). Students entering the 9th grade must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least five new subjects with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those five subjects.

 

The Home room Representatives must be familiar with the GHS Constitution.

 

The Home room Representatives must posses leadership abilities, especially when speaking to a group.

 

Section 7

Any sale or fundraising activity must be approved by the principal two weeks in advance in order to avoid conflict in the school calendar.

 

Section 8

All SGA Executives Officers and Homeroom Representatives must be able to attend meetings regularly and work at various SGA functions. Two unexcused absences may result in impeachment.

 

ARTICLE IV. POWERS

Section 1

All legislative powers shall rest in the hands of the Student Government.

 

Section 2

Every order, vote, or resolution, which requires the concurrence of the Student Government other than those pertaining to proceedings or credibility of election, returns and qualifications of members must be submitted to the President for his/her approval. Before a bill can take effect it must be passed by 2/3's of the Council present.

 

Section 3

The SGA shall make changes in laws, rules, and ordinances to be published in the school handbook when it is revised.

 

Section 4

The SGA may determine the rules of its proceedings and shall be the judge of election returns, and qualifications of its members.

 

Section 5

All candidates running for a Student Government office must be approved by 33% of the school faculty. All elected officers of the Student Government must have a majority vote.

 

 

Section 6

There shall be an advisory board to have the power to rule on irregularities that may develop on elections, qualification of candidates, or other pertinent questions. Members shall be the Executive Officers of the SGA, SGA Sponsor, Principal, and three (3) faculty members appointed by the group from the area of the problem.

 

ARTICLE V. SOURCE OF POWER

The principal, through the faculty and advisor, delegates all powers vested in the Student Government. The principal shall have to power to veto any order by the SGA.

 

 

ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS

The SGA President with the advice of the advisor or principal shall have the authority to call special meetings.

 

ARTICLE VII. INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATION

A member of the GHS student body can voice his/her opinions and complaints through one of the SGA members. If however, the SGA fails to bring the complaint or opinion to the attention of the Council, the student may appear before the next meeting to express his/her views.

 

ARTICLE VIII. ELECTIONS

Section 1

Class officers will be elected in the fall term at the start of the school year.

 

Section 2

Four students from each homeroom are nominated for class officers. A final voting will include the top four nominees from each homeroom and the officers will be as follows:

President- top number of votes

Vice-President- 2nd highest number of votes

Secretary- 3rd highest number of votes

Treasurer- 4th highest number of votes

 

Section 3

Class officers, club officers, queens, kings, class favorites, and homecoming court, which are positions obtained by elections, must meet the following qualifications: they must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least six new Carnegie units with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those units. Four core curriculum courses must be included in those units passed and averaged (English, math, science, and social studies are core curriculum courses). Students entering the 9th grade must have passed during the last two terms in attendance and summer school, if applicable, at least five new subjects with a minimum composite numerical average of 70/C in those five subjects.

 

The Glencoe High School Queen and King must come from the senior class.

 

To hold one of the above offices does not disqualify the holder from any other honor, except that the Homecoming Queen may not be elected Coronation Queen.

 

All members of the Homecoming Court and the Coronation Court must adhere to the attendance policy of the Etowah County Board of Education and Glencoe High School.

 

A person cannot be elected as a class favorite in the same grade twice.