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The purpose of Tampa Catholic's Student Government organization is to develop good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and service to both the Tampa Catholic community and our own local community. The goals of this organization are to promote harmonious relationships, to improve the morale of the student body, to assist in the management of certain school activities, to provide a forum for student voice, and to provide channels for student involvement.
The Student Government body is comprised of four executive officers and four class officers from each class--Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen. Faculty members serve as moderators for each of the classes and for the student government at large. The president and vice-president of the executive branch and of each of the classes are elected positions. The secretary and treasurer are appointed by the two elected officers. All members of Student Government must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
Elections for Executive Student Council Office, as well as Senior, Junior, and Sophomore Class Officers are held in the spring of the school year. Freshmen Class Officers are elected at the start of the second marking period. The Student Council Moderator will oversee the election process.
Section One: The following is information that you need to know about being a Homeroom Representative.
A. Homeroom Representatives work with the Class Officers of their class.
B. Homeroom Representatives are under the jurisdiction of Class Moderators.
2. Meeting Days
A. The 4th Monday of each month
B. Meetings will take place in the Class Moderator’s Homeroom
3. Electing Senators
A. Each homeroom will elect 1 senator and 1 alternate.
B. To be eligible to run, candidates must pick up an application form (the bottom of this sheet) from their homeroom teacher.
C. If a homeroom has no one who wants to run, then an "at large" election will be held for the spot from the entire class.
4. Rules Governing Homeroom Representatives
A. Representatives are held to the same behavior/academic standards as any student government officer (2.5 cumulative grade point average; no Dean's referrals or multiple detentions)
B. Representatives may be impeached following the procedure found in the Student Government Constitution
C. Representatives are expected to attend any representatives meetings as well as the class meetings
D. The main jobs of the representatives are to relay information between homerooms and the Student Government, and to assist in the running of class and government-wide projects.
Article I NAMESection 1. The name of this organization shall be the Student Government of Tampa Catholic High School.
Article II PURPOSESection 1. The purpose of this organization shall be:To develop behavioral evidence of good citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and service; to promote harmonious relationships; to improve the morale of the school; to assist in the management of certain school activities, and to provide a forum for student voice and channels for student involvement.
Article III POWER AND AUTHORITYSection 1. All powers of the Student Government are delegated to it by the Administration of Tampa Catholic High School.
Article IV ORGANIZATION AND MEMBERSHIPSection 1.The Student Government shall be headed by the Executive President and Vice President who are directly elected as a team by the student body, and a Secretary and Treasurer who, as a team, are appointed by the newly elected President and Vice President.Each of the four classes: the Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, shall be headed by a President and Vice President who are directly elected by their respective class, and a Secretary and Treasurer who are appointed by the newly elected President and Vice President.
Each of the homerooms shall be headed by two homeroom representatives, who are elected by the members of their homeroom. This decision is subject to the approval of the homeroom teacher and the class officers.
Article V QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICERS AND MEMBERSSection 1. Only students who will be seniors during the term of office are eligible to fill the executive offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of Student Government. Students seeking any of the four offices of the executive branch must meet the following requirements:
Section 2. All registered students of Tampa Catholic are eligible to be elected as class officers provided that:
Section 3. All registered students of Tampa Catholic are eligible to be elected as a homeroom representative provided that:
They receive the approval of their current homeroom teacher and their class officers.
Section 4. Any officer of the Executive Branch, as well as Class Officers and Homeroom Representatives, will be removed from office for any of the following reasons:
Section 5. The removal of an officer from Student Government for any of the above offenses will be accomplished by two-thirds vote of the Student Government. Class Officers have the authority to remove from office any homeroom representative who is not carrying out his or her duties.
Article VI OFFICERSSection 1. The executive officers of this organization shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen classes will each be headed by a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Treasurer.
Section 2. Nomination and election of the Executive President and Vice President:
The election will be held in the fourth quarter of the school year;Any member of the Junior class is eligible for nomination to the office of President and Vice President of the Student Government provided that they meet the qualifications as specified in Article V, Section 1 A, B,C;A copy of the rules governing elections will be made available to the candidates prior to the campaign;Voting will be conducted in homerooms by secret ballot;All members of the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshmen classes are eligible to vote;A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election;A tally of votes and the announcement of winners shall be made by the Executive President of Student Government.The vote counting process shall be overseen by the Moderator of Student Government.
Section 3. Appointment of the Executive Offices for Secretary and Treasurer:Following the election process, the newly elected Executive President will appoint two students to fill the offices of Executive Secretary and Executive Treasurer of the Student Government;Students being appointed to these offices must meet the requirements as specified in Article V, Section 1,A,B,C.
Section 4. Nomination and election of class Presidents and Vice Presidents:
Section 5. Appointment of the Class Officers for Secretary and Treasurer:Following the election process, the newly elected Class President will appoint two qualified students to fill the offices of Secretary and Treasurer for that class;Students being appointed to these offices must meet the requirements for Class Officers as specified in Article V, Section 2 A,B.
Article VII DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
Section 1. Duties of the Executive President shall be to:
Section 2. Duties of the Executive Vice President shall be to:
Section 3. Duties of the Executive Secretary shall be to:
Section 4. Duties of the Executive Treasurer shall be to:
Section 5. Duties of the Class President shall be to:
Section 6. Duties of the Class Vice President shall be to:
Section 7. Duties of the Class Secretary shall be to:
Section 8. Duties of the Class Treasurer shall be to:
Section 9. Duties of the Homeroom Representative shall be to:
Section 10. All Executive Officers, Class Officers, and Homeroom Representatives shall serve for a term of one year.
Article VIII MEETINGSSection 1. The Student Government shall meet on the first and third Monday of each month.Section 2. Special meetings of the Student Government may be called as necessary by the Executive President or the advisor.Section 3. Class meetings shall be conducted every other week, twice a month.
Article IX ADVISORSection 1. The Principal shall appoint a member of the Faculty to serve as advisor to the Student Government.Section 2. The term of office of the advisor is left to the discretion of the Principal.
Article X ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTSection 1. This Constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the Student Government.Section 2. Amendments to the Constitution must be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Student Government.
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