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Orem High School Student Body Constitution

 

PREAMBLE ……………………………………………………………..2

ARTICLE I: OREM HIGH SCHOOL ……………………………………………………………..2

Section I: Student Body Constitution ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section II: Mascot ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section III: School Song ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section IV: Colors ……………………………………………………………. 2

ARTICLE II: STUDENT BODY ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section I: Membership ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section II: Purpose ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section III: Ideals ……………………………………………………………. 3

Section IV: Motto ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section V: Education ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section VI: Faculty Recognition ……………………………………………………………. 2

Section VII: Representation ……………………………………………………………. 2

ARTICLE III: STUDENT COUNCIL ……………………………………………………………. 3

Section I: Student Council ……………………………………………………………. 3

Section II: Duties of Student Council ……………………………………………………………. 3

Section III: Student Council Class ……………………………………………………………. 4

Section IV: Vacancies in Office ……………………………………………………………. 4

Section V: Limitation of Office ……………………………………………………………. 5

Section VI: Probation/Removal from Office ……………………………………………………………. 5

Section VII: Grades ……………………………………………………………. 5

Section VIII: Elections ……………………………………………………………. 5

Sub-Section I: Election Committee ……………………………………………………………. 5

Subsection II: Nominations ……………………………………………………………. 5

Subsection III: Primary Elections ……………………………………………………………. 5

Subsection IV: Final Elections ……………………………………………………………. 5

Subsection V: Rules & Regulations ……………………………………………………………..6

Subsection VI: Grades & Attendance ……………………………………………………………. 6

Subsection VII: Cabinet ……………………………………………………………. 6

ARTICLE IV: OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 6

Section I: OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 6

Section II: President of OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 6

Section III: Speaker of OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 6

Section IV: Speaker of OSOM Election ……………………………………………………………. 7

Section V: Speaker of OSOM Term ……………………………………………………………. 7

Section VI: Duties of OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 7

Section VII: Voting ……………………………………………………………. 7

Section VIII: Club Representation in OSOM ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section IX: Meeting Procedures ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section X: Removal of Club Presidents ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section XI: By-Laws ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section XII: Clubs ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section XIII: Institution of Clubs ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section XIV: Faculty Advisers ……………………………………………………………. 8

Section XV: Royalty ……………………………………………………………. 9

ARTICLE V: ADMINISTRATION ……………………………………………………………..9

Section I: Channel of Authority ……………………………………………………………..9

Section II: Discipline ……………………………………………………………..9

Section III: Law-Breaking ……………………………………………………………..9

Section IV: Code of Conduct Violation ……………………………………………………………..9

ARTICLE VI: ENACTMENT ……………………………………………………………..9

ARTICLE VII: AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION ………………………………………………………………9

Section I: Amendments ……………………………………………………………..9

Section II:   Notification ……………………………………………………………10

 

Orem High School Student Body Constitution

 

PREAMBLE

We, the students of Orem High School, in order to form a more perfect school, promote scholarship, honorable standards, and lifelong learning, do ordain and establish this Constitution. (Need Feedback)

 

ARTICLE I: OREM HIGH SCHOOL

 

Section I: Student Body Constitution

This Student Body Constitution affects and applies to Orem High School. It is a binding document to the Student Body as well as all other organizations and individuals part of the Orem High School Community. (Need Feedback)

 

Section II: Mascot

The mascot of Orem High School is the Tiger.

 

Section III: School Song

The school song is meant to stand alone and can be sung at any Orem High School event.

 

Orem High School Song

 

Roar for Orem High

Roar for Orem High

Our team is ready for the fray

Roar your battle cry

The blue and gold will win today

So score for OHS

Forever fight for victory

Our glorious banner we’ll unfurl,

While every boy and every girl,

Renews a pledge of loyalty

So roar for Orem, roar for Orem,

GO OHS!

 

Section IV: Colors

The school colors are blue and gold.

 

ARTICLE II: STUDENT BODY

 

Section I: Membership

Members of the Student Body are identified as the following::

  1. Active members are all registered students.
  2. Extended members are alumni who shall consist of all graduates of Orem High School.
  3. Honorary membership shall consist of persons designated and approved by the Student Council and the Orem Student Organizational Meeting (OSOM). (Need Feedback on 3)

 

Section II: Purpose

The purpose of the student body is to advance in academics, maturity, morals, culture, and lifelong learning. We strive to be an example to our peers, our family, and the rest of the community within and outside of the school. (Need Feedback)

 

Section III: Ideals

The ideals of the student body of Orem High School are honor, integrity, and learning. (Need Feedback)

 

Section IV: Motto

The student body motto is “As Tigers we Stand. Together, we Roar.” (Need Feedback)

 

Section V: Education

We, as high school students recognize that our main purpose in being in high school is to gain a greater education. Our education is primarily our responsibility.

Section VI: Faculty Recognition

We, as students at Orem High School, recognize our respective teachers as mentors and disciplinaries within their classrooms and in the school. We adhere and support their responsibilities as described in the Alpine School District Charter. (Need Feedback)

 

Section VII: Representation

All members of the Orem High School Student Body representing the school in any fashion shall maintain the standards established by this Constitution, the Orem High School Student Handbook, the Utah High School Activities Association, and the Alpine School District.

 

ARTICLE III: STUDENT COUNCIL

 

Section I: Student Council

Student Council is the main leadership body of Orem High School. It is primarily made up of students, but it also includes faculty advisers, and one of the vice principals. Student Council is responsible for assemblies, general student activities, and school spirit. It is the primary branch of student government at Orem High School.

 

  1. The Student Council shall consist of
  1. Student Body President
  2. Student Body Vice President
  3. Student Body Secretary
  4. Student Body Artist
  5. Student Body Historian
  6. Student Body Treasurer
  7. Senior Class President
  8. Senior Class Vice President
  9. Senior Class Secretary
  10. Junior Class President
  11. Junior Class Vice President
  12. Junior Class Secretary

 

In addition, the head Student Council Faculty Advisor has the right to add or remove positions of Student Council. However, these positions must be in the Student Council Election Packet with a paragraph description for the responsibilities of that position. The number of Student Council positions range between 25-30 students.

 

  1. The positions outlined in Section I are all elected positions. Any further positions created by the main Student Council Faculty Advisor can be an elected or appointed position according to the discretion of the Advisor.
  2. To be remain a member of Student Council an officer:
  3. Must maintain high moral and ethical standards, good conduct, and obey the laws of the country, state, Alpine School District, and school.
  4. Must have a 3.0 GPA and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and term GPA throughout term in office.
  5. Must follow through the Student Council Application Process unless directed otherwise by the Student Council Adviser.

 

  1. The Student Council shall serve and represent the student body in activity planning and executing in order to promote unity and in presenting suggestions, regulations, and by-laws necessary for the students of the school to OSOM to be voted on. The Student Council shall assume official duties at the close of the regular school year in which they are elected. (Need Feedback)

 

Section II: Duties of Student Council

  1. The STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Student Body President is over all of Student Council. All activities, dances, “weeks,” assemblies, etc. ultimately fall under his/her responsibility. He/she directs a group of 25-30 students and ensures that Student Council works as a group to accomplish its responsibilities. He/she is to encourage and enable members of Student Council to perform their various duties. The Student Body President is the presiding officer of the Student Body Executive Branch. It is the primary responsibility of the Student Body President to uphold the Orem High School Student Body Constitution in Student Council and in all aspects of work for the school.

 

  1. The STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Student Body Vice President is over all of Student Council except for the Student Body President. All activities, dances, “weeks,” assemblies, etc. ultimately fall under on his/her responsibilities with the Student Body President. He/she directs a group of 25-30 students and ensures that Student Council works as a group to accomplish its responsibilities. He/she is to encourage and enable members of Student Council to perform their various duties. The Student Body Vice President supports the Student Body President in his/her duties and responsibilities. The Student Council Body Vice President is the President of OSOM (Article III Section II).

 

  1. The STUDENT BODY SECRETARY: (Need Feedback)

The Student Body Secretary is responsible for keeping records of all that is done throughout the year. He/she will track attendance of Student Council at events and concessions. He/she will keep notes of what is discussed in meetings.

 

  1. The STUDENT BODY ARTIST: (Need Feedback)

The Student Body Artist is responsible for all visuals that go out to the student body. This includes posters, visual announcements (in conjunction with publicity chair), the t-shirt designs that Student Council do for the year, and any other projects that come up.

 

  1. The STUDENT BODY HISTORIAN: (Need Feedback)

The Student Body Historian is responsible for keeping a record of everything that happens at Orem High in a given school year. This includes, but is not limited to, play and concert programs, pictures of events, newspaper clippings, printouts from the Internet, etc. Each term, the historian must present all that has been completed in that term. In order to apply for this position, the Student Body Historian is required to be in yearbook and/or journalism. If he/she is not part of one of the above staffs, he/she is recommended to be in contact with the editor of Yearbook and Journalism on a bi-weekly basis.

 

  1. The STUDENT BODY TREASURER: (Need Feedback)

The treasurer is responsible for tracking the funds of Student Council. The treasurer must report to the Student Council each term about the funds of Student Council. There is a minimum requirement of Secondary Math 3 for a student to serve as the Student Body Treasurer.

 

  1. The SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Senior Class President is responsible for the Senior Class. He/she will ensure that the senior class at Orem High School is represented. He/she is responsible for senior activities, including the Senior Sunrise, Senior Sunset, Mr. Orem, Senior Dinner Dance, Senior Honors, Senior Activity, etc. He/she ensures that all activities the Senior Class Presidency is over take place. After graduation, he/she and the senior class presidency are responsible for all future class reunions.

 

  1. The SENIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Senior Class Vice President is the right hand to the Senior Class President. He/she assists the Senior Class President to perform his/her duties.

 

  1. The SENIOR CLASS SECRETARY: (Need Feedback)

The Senior Class Secretary is responsible for keeping the records of the Senior Class. He/she will compile all of the information about the Senior Class activities including Senior Sunrise, Senior Sunset, Mr. Orem, Senior Dinner Dance, Senior Honors Night, Senior Activity Day, etc. He/she maintains the binder that contains this information.

 

  1.   The JUNIOR CLASS PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Junior Class President is responsible for the Junior Class. He/she ensures that the junior class at Orem High School is represented. The main responsibility of the Junior Class is Junior Prom. In addition to Junior Prom, the Junior Class President ensures that all activities the Junior Class Presidency is over take place.

 

  1. The JUNIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT: (Need Feedback)

The Junior Class Vice President is the right hand to the Junior Class President. He/she assists the Junior Class President in performing his/her duties.

 

  1.   The JUNIOR CLASS SECRETARY: (Need Feedback)

The Junior Class Secretary is responsible for keeping the records of the Junior Class. He/she holds the records of all of the Prom work that is done. He/she will track the costs of Prom venues, dj, royalty, etc. He/she maintains the binder that contains this information.

 

Section III: Student Council Class

All members of student council must be enrolled in and attend Student Council Class.

 

Section IV: Vacancies in Office

If a vacancy in a class or Student body office occurs during the school year, the vacancy may be filled by appointment under direction of the Student Council, Class Officers, Faculty Advisors, and Administration based upon the vacancy. (Need Feedback)

 

Section V: Limitation of Office (Need Feedback from everyone)

In order to increase student body involvement, Student Council and class officers can hold no other club executive offices.  In cases where a student is involved in programs which make it difficult to participate in student council assignments, the advisor, the student, and/or coaches will conference with an administrator to make a recommendation for candidacy. If there is a recommendation for a member of Student Council to be a club president or member of OSOM, OSOM reserves the right to decline that recommendation and will decide the matter by a vote in OSOM.

 

Section VI: Probation and/or Removal of Office (Need Feedback)

If the behavior and actions of a student body or class officer are not in keeping with the standards of the student council and deemed unbecoming of a student leader, the guidelines and expectations of students or the expectations of the advisor/administration, that student may be placed on probation or removed from office following a conference that includes the office, the advisor, and the assistant principal over activities.  If or when that student is put on probation and does not improve his or her behavior or actions or commits a second violation regarding behavior or actions, that student will be removed from officer, at the discretion of the advisor and the assistant principal over activities.  Once a student has been on probations, he/she must maintain appropriate conduct and/or behavior during the remainder of his/her term in office.  A Student Body Officer may only be placed on probation one time for either grades or behavior.  A second offense for either grades or behavior will be grounds for removal of office.

 

Section VII: Grades

Current members of Student Council must have a 3.0 GPA and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and term GPA throughout term in office. If during the term of office a member of Student Council receives a GPA for the term below 3.0, that student will be placed on probation. If during office a student on probation fails to correct his/her GPA and receives another term grade below 3.0, he/she will be removed from office. There is only one probation period. Once a student has been put on probation, he/she must maintain a 3.0 for the remainder of his/her office.

 

Section VIII: Elections

 

Subsection I: Election Committee

The Election Committee is made up by the Student Council Faculty Advisers, Administrator over Student Council and the current Student Body President and Student Body Vice President.

 

Subsection II: Nominations

  1. Students that qualify and desire to run for a Student Body office shall petition for the office.  Petition Packets must be signed by 100 current OHS juniors and sophomores. Freshmen need fifty signatures from current OHS juniors and sophomores and freshmen that will be attending Orem High School on the following year. The running Student Council Student Body President and Student Body Vice President require a combined 200 student signatures and twenty teacher and/or administrator signatures. After filling out the required Student Council Application Packet, the packet is to be turned into the main Student Council Faculty Adviser.  Petitions will be checked for the Student Council for qualifications, and GPA must be verified by the Counseling Office.
  2. Once a petition for a class or Student body office has been submitted, it may be withdrawn.  To change the office indicated a new petition may be submitted.  A student may run for only one office at a time.
  3. Any changes made to the Student Council Election Packet must be reported and approved by OSOM as well as                                                                                                                           the Administration. The current Student Council Election Packet of 2017-2018 is the approved election packet to be used as a base document for future Student Council Elections.

 

Subsection III: Primary Elections

  1. Primary Elections are decided based on 30% Teacher Recommendations, 30% Interview, and 40% popular vote. After voting is done, offices are to only have two running candidates. Students with the highest majority popular vote make it onto the Final Elections.
  2. The Primary Elections will take place through the first week of the elections.

 

Subsection IV: Final Elections

  1. The Final Elections shall be the week following Primary Week.
  2. Upon completion of the Primary Election, the two finalists for each office shall draw for the campaign party: Blue and Gold.
  3. The candidates shall flip a coin to determine who will appear first or last on the assembly.
  4. There shall be debates held for the Senior Class Officers, Junior Class Officers, and Student Body Officers. These debates will be managed by Journalism and OSOM. (Need Feedback especially from Journalism)
  5. A campaign assembly shall be held on the last day of final election week, before the student body votes.  
  6. The final selection of Student Council members shall be based on 30% Teacher Recommendations, 30% Interview, and 40% popular vote.
  7. On the last day of the final election, the new Student Council officers will be announced.

 

Subsection V: Election Rules & Regulations

  1. Each candidate may have two posters during the primary elections and two additional posters for final elections.
  2. Each campaign party may have two posters during the final elections.
  3. Locker stuffing, flyers in cars, and illegally reproduced printed shall not be permitted during elections.
  4. No posters or similar materials will be allowed outside the school building.
  5. Total expenses for the Student body elections shall not exceed the limit set by the Election Committee for each candidate.  This includes all material purchased and donated.  A financial report needs to be turned in by each team to the Election Committee.
  6. Each candidate shall be responsible to have his/her campaign posters, displays, and behavior in keeping with the rules of this Constitution and the standards as established by the Election Committee and approved by the Student Council Activity Chair.
  7. Enforcement of these rules will be adhered to and administered by the Election Committee. Each member of the Committee shall have one vote. The Student Body President and the Student Body Vice President have a separate vote.  
  8. In the case that a student is running unopposed, that student must still create posters, participate in the debates, and all other Student Council activities for the Elections. If the student fails to do so, as decided by a majority vote in the Election Committee, the student’s campaign is terminated and the student will not be welcome to participate on Student Council. (Need Feedback)

 

Subsection VI: Grades & Attendance

  1. To be eligible to run for office, candidates for Student Body officers must have a 3.0 GPA or above from both cumulative and from the previous quarter.
  2. Must have no failing grades in Citizenship.
  3. All Student Council members and Class Officers must have a minimum of a 3/4 class schedule on campus at Orem High School for the duration of their office.

 

Subsection VII: Election of Student Council Cabinet

Members of the Student Council Cabinet will be appointed through an interview following Student Council Elections, and will be at the discretion of the main Student Council Advisor. The number of Cabinet Members will vary according to the needs of student council and the main Faculty Advisor. Cabinet positions are  appointed, and members of the cabinet  may be assigned as specific assistants to other officers in Student Council.

 

ARTICLE IV: OSOM

 

Section I: OSOM

The Orem Student Organizational Meeting (OSOM) is made up of club presidents, student organization leaders, the OSOM Advisor, the Student Council Student Body Vice President, and the Vice Principal over OSOM. OSOM is the student legislative body and is responsible for club collaboration and student representation. It is the secondary, but still essential branch of student government at Orem High School. Anyone may spectate OSOM meetings so long as they are respectful and quiet. The OSOM Advisor shall be appointed by the principal with the input of OSOM.

 

Section II: President of OSOM

The President of OSOM is the Student Body Vice President of Student Council. If the President of OSOM fails to attend  his/her duties, OSOM can appeal to the OSOM Advisor. With guidance from the OSOM Advisor, OSOM shall then appeal to the Student Council Advisor and Student Body President. The duties of the President of OSOM are:

 

  1. Be the presiding Officer of OSOM, and thus attend each meeting
  2. Vote in the case of a tie or on matters directly involving Student Council
  3. Be the liaison between OSOM and Student Council
  4. Call meetings
  5. Support and work with the OSOM Advisor as well as the Speaker of OSOM

 

Section III: Speaker of OSOM

The Chief Officer of the Legislative Branch of the Student Body will be the Speaker of OSOM. The Speaker of OSOM is a member of OSOM, and therefore has the right to vote on all issues. The duties of the Speaker of OSOM are:

  1. Conduct and lead meetings of OSOM
  2. Appoint members of OSOM to various responsibilities and committees
  3. Release members of committees with the approval of the President of OSOM and the OSOM adviser or with a majority vote of a committee
  4. Serve as the Liaison between OSOM and the Administration, Faculty Department Council, Parent Teacher Student Association, School Community Council, and all other School organizations and powers with the exception of Student Council; can delegate authority to other members of OSOM to represent if needed
  5. Call and schedule meetings; if a member of OSOM, Administration, or Faculty Member wish to call a meeting, it must be done through and with the approval of the Speaker of OSOM
  6. Be responsible for all other miscellaneous business regarding OSOM not explicitly stated in this Constitution
  7. Support and work with the OSOM Advisor, Administrator over OSOM, and  the President of OSOM

 

Section IV: Speaker of OSOM Election

The election of the Speaker of OSOM shall be as follows:

  1. The Speaker of OSOM is a position that shall be voted upon in the second meeting OSOM holds in the school year. The first meeting of OSOM is required to inform members of the position and to consider who they will vote to be the Speaker of OSOM.
  2. Every officially recognized club in OSOM shall have one vote (with the exception of the OSOM Advisor), and in the case that a person is the president of more than one club, they are responsible to have another member of their club vote and represent. The Speaker of the OSOM is a position that needs to be agreed by a two-thirds majority vote. The person elected must give consent to be the Speaker. If the office is declined, then vote on a new person.
  3. The Advisor of OSOM has the right to veto an elected Speaker of OSOM, but can be overruled by a four-fifths majority vote of all other OSOM members (including the President of OSOM). In addition, the OSOM Advisor holds two votes in this specific voting.
  4. The Student Body Vice President (President of OSOM) cannot vote on this election but can vote in the overruling if needs be.
  5. Upon the election of the Speaker of OSOM, The President of OSOM will administer the oath:                                                                                                                                                           “I (full name) do solemnly promise to uphold the duties of my office with diligence, honor, and integrity. To the best of my ability, I will preserve, uphold, and defend the Orem High School Student Body Constitution as well as serving and being an example to the Orem High School Community.”
  6. After the oath is made, witnessed by a majority of OSOM, the President of OSOM, and the OSOM Advisor, the person is now the Speaker of OSOM. An invitation to the Student Body President and the Principal of Orem High School, to be present for the election and oath, needs to be extended by the President of OSOM or the OSOM Advisor. Their presence is recommended but not essential.
  7. The conducting of meetings of OSOM when there is no current Speaker of OSOM shall be done by the President of OSOM or the Advisor of OSOM.

 

Section V: Speaker of OSOM Term

The term of the Speaker of OSOM shall be:

  1. From the moment the oath is administered by due process until the last day of the school year.
  2. The Speaker of OSOM can resign or be removed from office by a ninety percent majority of OSOM (including the President of OSOM and the Club Advisor); both of these things must be done in an organized OSOM meeting.
  3. If the Speaker of OSOM is failing to fulfill his/her responsibilities, it is the responsibility of the Faculty Adviser and/or Administrator over OSOM to inform the Speaker of the specific tasks they are failing to perform. If no action is taken by the Speaker of OSOM to fulfill those specific tasks over the next month, they may be removed from office with a 50% vote in the next OSOM meeting. The vote must be done with a majority of OSOM present.
  4. If there is a vacancy in the Speaker of OSOM, the OSOM President will take on all responsibilities of the Speaker of OSOM until a new Speaker of OSOM is elected as directed by due process of this Constitution.

 

Section VI: Duties of OSOM

The duties of OSOM shall be as follows:

  1. To advise on the planning and conducting of school activities.
  2. To assist the Administration and Faculty Department Chair Council in formulation of student policies.
  3. To consider and vote on all Constitutional Amendments.
  4. To initiate, recommend, and pass by-laws for Orem High School.
  5. To serve on special committees by appointment of the Speaker of OSOM
  6. To recommend the removal of clubs and the impeachment of Student Council members and OSOM members. (Need Feedback)
  7. To represent each faction of the Student Body and give each respective faction a voice.
  8. To promote unity in the school.

 

Section VII: Voting

Voting in OSOM shall be as follows:

  1. Every officially recognized club shall have one vote with the exception of the President of OSOM (see Section II).
  2. If in the case that a member of OSOM is the president of more than one club, they can only vote once.  However, that person is responsible to choose another member of their club(s) (preferably a vice president) to represent that club and vote in a way that club members so desire.
  3. Voting by members of OSOM should be done with the best interests of their respective clubs in mind.
  4. Matters voted on in OSOM will be agreed by the will of the majority vote. If a majority vote is a majority by 60% or less, that vote can be appealed for a second vote in the next meeting. If the decision is the same, then the vote goes through and is passed.

 

Section VIII: Club Representation in OSOM

A club must be represented in OSOM meetings. After an absence of one meetings, the Speaker of OSOM will contact the absent representative for the club plus the overall club members in that club’s next formal meeting, and inform them of OSOM’s recommendation to terminate the club upon the next absence. After an absence of three meetings, OSOM will send the Principal with an official recommendation to terminate the club, substantiated by records of absence and attempts to remediate the problem.

 

Section IX: Meeting Procedures

OSOM shall meet on at least a monthly basis as called by the Speaker of OSOM, President, or Adviser of OSOM.

Section X: Removal of Club Presidents (Need Feedback)

In the case that club presidents are failing to represent their clubs in OSOM, lead their respective clubs, or obey the requirements set in this Constitution, the Speaker of OSOM will inform the overall OSOM Body in the next OSOM meeting. With OSOM informed, the Speaker of OSOM must inform the Faculty Adviser over that specific club in addition to club members. The club president is now on probation. If any further issues occur with a club president on probation, the Speaker of OSOM will inform OSOM. Through the Speaker of OSOM, OSOM will inform the Principal and send a recommendation of action. The Principal must inform OSOM within a month’s time of his/her course of action. If pardon is granted, the club president is no longer on probation, and must go through the entire process over again for removal to occur.

 

Section XI: By-Laws

The power of passing By-Laws for the Student Body is given to OSOM. By-Laws must go through due process of OSOM, and can only be voted on with the majority of OSOM present including the Speaker of OSOM, President of OSOM, and the Advisor of OSOM. By-Laws must be signed by the Student Body President. Once the Student Body President signs a By-Law, it goes to the Principal. If the Student Body President vetoes the by-law, it goes back to OSOM. If OSOM votes on the by-law with an eighty percent majority, the By-Law passes through and goes to the Principal. All By-Laws must be presented and signed by the Principal in order to become official and allowed.

 

Section XII: Clubs

All clubs and societies shall:

  1. Exist for the benefit of all students of the school.
  2. Extend membership opportunities to all registered students.
  3. Be organized in such a way that membership cannot be determined even in part, by the popular vote of the present membership of the club.
  4. Submit charters, constitutions, and by-laws which shall be approved by the Department Chairs, Administration, Superintendent, and the Board of Education.
  5. Be under the sponsorship of one or more faculty member.
  6. Hold meetings or activities only when an advisor is present.
  7. Consist of student body and faculty advisors.
  8. Be expected to send a representative to OSOM meetings.
  9. Have Parental/Guardian permission on file with the club advisor prior to any club meetings or activities.
  10. Understand that failing to meet these provisions is unauthorized, and may no longer conduct any activities at school or school related functions.
  11. Understand that it shall be the duty of all recognized school organizations to manage their organizations in keeping with the Orem High School Student Body Constitution, Orem High School Student Handbook, and Alpine School District policies.
  12. Include a non-discrimination statement prescribed by the Alpine School District on its forms.

 

Section XIII: Institution of Clubs

  1. Students wishing to institute new clubs must present their club to OSOM. OSOM does not have the right to block a club from going through the process of being created.
  2. The process of establishing a new club or renewing a club for the new school year must be done by due process according the Alpine School District due process..

 

Section XIV: Faculty Advisers

Faculty Advisers of clubs have the right to exercise their best judgment in vetoing actions and activities of clubs and club members that conflict with academic achievement or violate school policy, district policy, and/or State or Federal Legal Standards.

 

Section XV: Royalty (Need Feedback from everyone)

  1. A student may be elected to royalty only once in high school.  Once chosen to be the King or Queen a student is no longer eligible for Royalty in the year, and their name may not appear on any succeeding royalty ballot.
  2. Royalty policy affects Senior Homecoming and Junior Prom.
  3. For Senior Homecoming, each officially recognized club in OSOM shall submit a nomination for King and Queen. This ballot will then go forth and be voted on by the general student body vote. The male senior with the highest popular vote shall be the Homecoming King and the female senior with the highest popular vote shall be the Homecoming Queen.
  4. For Junior Prom, the general body is invited to nominate names to be placed on the ballot. Student Council shall construct the ballot based upon students with the most nominations. This ballot will go forth and be voted on by the general student body. The male junior with the highest popular vote shall be the Prom King, and the female junior with the highest popular vote shall be the Prom Queen.
  5. Any student nominated to be part of the Royalty can decline the nomination at which point the individual with the second highest amounts of votes shall become the respective school royalty.

 

ARTICLE V: ADMINISTRATION

 

Section I: Channel of Authority

All actions, decisions, and policies performed by OSOM and Student Council must be done in accordance with the approval of the administration, specifically the Principal. Delegation of authority to the Vice Principals of the School will be recognized and supported. OSOM and Student Council (through their respective executives) reserve the right to interview directly with the Principal of  Orem High School on policies, decisions, and rulings made by the administration in order to fully understand and support the administration as well as the entire school.

 

Section II: Discipline

The power of student discipline at Orem High School is ultimately vested in the Orem High School Administration with the Principal as the executive. All disciplinary actions carried out by the Administration must done in accordance to the laws of the United States, Utah State Code, and Alpine School District Board Policy.

 

Section III: Law-Breaking

If any member of the Student Leadership, including OSOM members, Student Council members, club presidents, and/or student organization leaders, is convicted for a Class D Misdemeanor or higher, with the exception of misdemeanor traffic violation, this individual must have an interview with the Principal of Orem High School. It is up to the Principal of the school to decide whether or not a student shall continue in his/her leadership position.  If a case has been pardoned by the Principal, it cannot be brought before the Principal at a future time. In the case that a new serious violation arises by the same student, due process must occur as prescribed by Article X Section III.

 

Section IV: Code of Conduct Violation

If any member of the Student Leadership, including OSOM members, Student Council members, club presidents, and/or student organization leaders, is in serious violation of the Code of Conduct, as provided by the Student Handbook, they must have an interview with the Principal of Orem High School. It is up to the Principal of the school to decide whether or not a student shall continue in his/her leadership position. If a case has been pardoned by the Principal, it cannot be brought before the Principal at a future time. In the case that a new serious violation arises by the same student, due process must occur as prescribed by Article X Section IV.

 

ARTICLE VI: ENACTMENT

 

This Constitution will become effective immediately following the majority vote of OSOM, Student Council, the Faculty Department Council, and the Administration.

 

ARTICLE VII: AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION

 

Section I: Amendments

Any student, faculty, or administrator may present an amendment to this constitution, in writing, signed by fifty active members of the Student Body, to the Student Body President, who will then present it to OSOM for consideration.  The question will be decided by a two-thirds majority vote of OSOM. The signature of the Student Body President, and the signature of the Principal of Orem High School are also required for an amendment to be passed. If the Student Body President Vetoes the amendment, OSOM can re-vote and if there is an eighty percent majority, the decision is overturned and is passed as a new amendment to the Student Body Constitution. If the Principal vetoes an amendment, the amendment fails. An amendment can be brought before OSOM during an official meeting to vote on and go forward with due process.

 

Section II: Notification

If an amendment is passed, it is the responsibility of the Student Council Student Body President with the Speaker of OSOM to inform the Student Body, School Community Council, Parent Teacher Student Association, Faculty Chair Council, and Administration of the new amendment. (Need Feedback)

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