• Freedom High School Class Officer Bylaws 

    1. Article I - Purpose 

    The purpose of the Class Officers shall be to; establish pride and community within their class, promote class spirit and honor, provide democratic government through representation of the class body, assist and execute any directives of the FHS Student Council Association, and to promote the general welfare of their class, school and the community. 

    2. Article II - Members 

            a. Section 1 - Officers 

                    i. Each grade (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) shall elect 5 executive offices, or Class Officers. These officers shall consist of President,                    Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian. 

    3. Article III - Qualifications 

             a. Section 1 - Good Citizenship 

                     i. In order to qualify for the position of Class Officer, a student must maintain a good citizenship record (no suspensions) during the school year                     of his/her running for office. If a Class Officer is suspended from school during his/her term in office, he/she will face impeachment proceedings. 

                     ii. All Class Officers are to abide by all school rules for student conduct; they are to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that brings                           credit to themselves as students and as representatives of their class and Freedom High School. 

                      iii. Any Class Officer who becomes involved in a situation which is detrimental to their class and/or school can expect disciplinary action in                              accordance with school rules for behavior of students and deemed appropriate by the Class Sponsor and the administration. 

                      iv. Any Class Officer who uses or possesses tobacco, drugs, or alcohol during their elected term will be removed from office by the                                        administration. 

              b. Section 2 - Academic Eligibility 

                       i. In order to qualify for the position of Class Officer, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

                       ii. Any Class Officer who fails to maintain his or her academic eligibility shall be placed on probation for one grading period. Reinstatement shall                    occur at the end of the grading period if academic eligibility is achieved. Failure to do so will result in impeachment proceedings. 

            c. Section 3 - Eligibility Continued 

                       i. In order to qualify for Junior or Senior Class President, the student must have previously been a member of the SCA or a Class Officer. If no                        candidates are eligible or willing to run under these requirements then all students of the class shall be eligible for office. 

                       ii. Class Officers shall not be eligible to run for SCA Executive Offices during the same term. Nor may they serve as an SCA Representative while                     serving in a Class Office 


    4. Article IV - Elections 

             a. Section 1 - Term of Office 

                        i. The Class Officers shall be elected for a term of one year and shall serve until their successors are elected. 

             b. Section 3 - Election Procedures 

                        i. Election of Class Officers shall be held before the end of the second semester of each school year. 

                        ii. The SCA shall organize and schedule the election. Additionally the SCA advisor may regulate the election as he/she sees fit. 

                        iii. Students must signify in writing their desire to run for Class Office to the SCA advisor. This notification will take the form of a written                                 petition to run. The petition to run must include signed endorsements from two teachers and an administrators, verification of good citizenship                       from the administration, and verification of academic eligibility from the guidance department. 

                        iv. Campaigning or advertising, be it physical or online, may not occur until their petition to run has been verified by the SCA Advisor. 

                        v. Class Officer candidates shall be granted at least five school days of campaigning, which is to be followed by an opportunity for the                                     candidates to address the entire student body. 

                        vi. The election shall take place in the form of a secret ballot at a designated time on at least one ‘A’ and ‘B’ day. 

                        vii. The candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast for each office shall fill said office. 

                       viii. A committee of the SCA advisor, SCA President, and SCA Secretary shall oversee the counting and verification of the ballots. 

                         ix. The results of the election shall be announced to the student body within one week of the voting period. 

                         x. Requirements and procedures for special elections shall be the same as those for a regular election except those specifying the time of year                        the election must take place 

    5. Article V - Duties of Officers 

            a. Section 1 - The Class President 

                         i. He/she shall preside at the meetings of the Class Officers. 

                        ii. He/she shall exercise one vote on each point before the Class Officers. 

                        iii. He/she shall have no power to veto or retard in any manner action on a bill. 

                         iv. He/she shall serve as the liaison to the SCA. 

                         v. He/she shall have the power to call special meetings of the Class Officers, with the approval of the Class Sponsor. 

            b. Section 2 - The Class Vice President 

                          i. He/she shall preside at meetings of the Class Officers in the absence of the Class President. 

                          ii. He/she shall exercise one vote on each point before the Class Officers. 

                          iii. He/she, when serving in the capacity of Class President, shall exercise all powers and authority of the office of Class president and shall be                         under all restraints of said office. 

                          iv. He/she shall function in any capacity as directed by the Class President. 

            c. Section 3 - The Class Secretary 

                            i. He/she shall make reports, in the form of minutes, for all business carried on for the previous meetings of the Class Officers, and shall                                     present such minutes for approval at the next scheduled meeting of the Class Officers. 

                            ii. He/she shall submit monthly meeting minutes to the SCA Secretary 

                            iii. He/she shall exercise one vote on each point at issue before the SCA. 

                            iv. He/she shall prepare all necessary correspondence between the Class Officers and other organizations within the class, school, county,                                state, or nation. The Secretary shall maintain a file of such correspondence, which will be available to all Class Officers. 

                             v. He/she shall function in any capacity as directed by the Class President. 

           d. Section 4 - The Class Treasurer 

                             i. He/she shall work with the officers and the Class Sponsor to prepare yearly, and individual activity budgets. 

                             ii. He/she shall maintain complete and accurate records of expenditures and receipts of the Class Officers and shall prepare an accounting                                 of business transactions of the Class Officers least monthly. 

                            iii. He/she shall maintain a file of receipts, records of expenditures and treasurers reports of the Class Officers. 

                            iv. He/she shall exercise one vote on each point before the Class Officers. 

                             v. He/she shall function in any capacity as directed by the Class President. 

           e. Section 5 - Class Historian 

                              i. He/she shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Class Officers. 

                              ii. He/she shall maintain an acute attendance record of persons attending the Class Officers meetings as well as reasons for any absences. 

                              iii. He/she shall serve as a consultant to the president about parliamentary procedure and shall ensure that parliamentary laws be followed                              at all meetings of the Class Officers. 

                               iv. He/she shall compile photographs, videos and other mediums and compile them for social media use and a Senior Year presentation of                                these mediums. 

                                v. He/she shall exercise one vote on each point before for the Class Officers. 

                               vi. He/she shall function in any capacity as directed by the president. 

    6. Article VI - Removal from Office 

            a. Section 1 - Causes for Impeachment 

                                 i. Any Class Officer may be removed from office for the following conditions: failure to perform his/her duties, failure to maintain                                             academic eligibility, failure to maintain good citizenship, or a display of any action which would reflect in a detrimental manner upon the                                 office, class or student body. 

            b. Section 2 - Impeachment Proceedings 

                                  i. For an elected member to be impeached, at least 3 Class Officers shall compose and pass, the specific Articles of Impeachment. 

                                  ii. For an Impeachment Committee to proceed, a majority of the corresponding classes SCA Representatives shall pass, the specific                                         Articles of Impeachment previously passed by the Class Officers. 

                                   iii. An Impeachment Committee shall be convened by the SCA advisor and the principal. All members of this Committee shall have                                             complete anonymity. Membership of the committee will be: 

                                                  1. Two faculty members appointed by the principal, 

                                                  2. One student appointed by the corresponding class’s SCA Representatives, 

                                                  3. One student appointed by the corresponding class’s class officers, 

                                                  4. One administrator appointed by the principal, 

                                                  5. The SCA advisor, 

                                                  6. The Class Sponsor of the member under review. 

                                  iv. The Impeachment Committee must meet within two weeks of the passage of Articles of Impeachment at which time the impeached                                          member may make a presentation to the committee and/or submit his/her resignation. 

                                  v. A two-thirds vote of the Impeachment Committee is required for the removal of the impeached member. All members may vote on                                      the impeachment except the SCA Advisor and Class Sponsor. 

                                  vi. The removed member shall be permanently ineligible to be a Class Officer, SCA Representative or SCA Executive. 

            c. Section 3 - Vacancies 

                                    i. Vacancies will be filled by a special election. These elections will follow normal election procedures and be coordinated by the SCA. 

            d. Section 4 - Administrative Removal 

                                     i. The Freedom High School Administration may, without impeachment proceedings, remove any Class Officer. 

    7. Article VII - Class Officer Meetings 

            a. Section 1 - Required Meetings 

                                    i. The five officers shall meet at least once a month to discuss any classmates . 

                                    ii. All Class Officers shall attend any meetings called by the SCA President. 

                                    iii. Class Officers must hold meetings with their Class SCA Representatives at least twice a semester 

            b. Section 2 - Meeting Procedures 

                                     i. All notes from these required meetings should be submitted to the SCA Secretary 

                                     ii. All meetings should occur under the supervision of a class sponsor or other faculty. 

                                     iii. A quorum of at least three Class Officers must be present in order to transact business. A majority vote of Class Officers present is                                     necessary for the passage of bills. 

                                     iv. Parliamentary authority of all meetings of the Class Officers shall be Robert’s Rules of Order. 

    8. Article XIII - Limitations of Power 

                    a. Any action taken by Class Officers is subject to the approval of the Class Sponsor and the principal. 

    9. Article IX - Amendment Procedures 

                    a. The proposed amendment shall be submitted in writing to the Class Secretary by any Class Officer. If the amendment is passed by a three-                                fifths vote of the Class Officers, it shall be forwarded to the SCA Secretary. 

                    b. If the amendment is passed by a two-thirds vote of the SCA, it shall proceed to the Class Sponsors 

                    c. If the amendment passes by one Class Sponsor from each class then it shall proceed to the Student Body. 

                    d. The student body must have two weeks notice of the amendment and the language must be available to the public. The original sponsors of                         the amendment must hold a meeting open to the student body before the student body votes on the measure. 

                    e. If the Amendment receives more than 2⁄3 of votes it shall be incorporated into the bylaws 

                    f. If the Amendment fail receives more than 2⁄3 of votes in the SCA it can be overridden by a 4/5 vote of Class Officers and then follow normal                               election procedures 

    10. Article X - Supremacy Clause 

                     a. It is to be assumed throughout the bylaws that Class Officers have relations/authority over other officers in their grade. Class Officers cannot                            impeach, vote to amend bylaws or take any other action outside of their own grade’s Class Officers 

    11. Article XI Ratification 

                     a. To ratify this document it must pass by 2⁄3 of the SCA and then proceed to Class Officers 

                     b. If it is passed by 3⁄5 of each grade’s Class Officers, then it will proceed to the advisors/sponsors. 

                     c. Following approval by the principal, SCA Advisor and one Class Sponsor from each grade, then it will proceed to the Student Body. 

                     d. The student body must have two weeks notice of the proposed ratification and the language must be available to the public. The original                                  sponsors of the bylaws must hold a meeting open to the student body before the student body votes on the measure. 

                     e. If the Bylaws receive more than 2⁄3 of votes from the student body, it shall be ratified and go into effect for the following Class Officer Election 

     

    Ratified April 10, 2019 

    Noah Burke, SCA President

    Jason W. King, SCA Advisor

    Doug Fulton, Principal

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