8610 – Student Leadership Councils

In order to encourage student participation in the various activities of school life and to provide opportunity for training in democratic processes, the schools of the district may maintain and operate student councils. Such councils shall assist in improving the general welfare of all students and shall give students the opportunity to participate in the orderly work­ings of the democratic process.

Student councils shall not have authority to make policies for the district or regulations for the school; nor shall they have any disciplinary authori­ty, except for recommending removal from the council of one of their mem­bers. However, a council may make recommendations to the administration on any topic of student concern.

The administration and student council of any school shall keep channels of communication open between all students and the council.

Policy Adopted - November 3, 1980
Policy Reviewed: 3-17-97
Policy Revised: 10.11.2012

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