Student Council Bylaws

Article I

The name of this organization shall be the Cimarron Middle School Student Council.

Article II


The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To foster a spirit of cooperation among students and faculty.

  2. To promote and encourage activities for the best interest of the school.

  3. To develop good citizens and leaders through experience in the council.

  4. To provide a means for student expression, and voice in the building.

  5. To encourage student involvement.

Article III

Section I - All members of the Student Council have certain powers guaranteed by the Constitution.

1.They have a right to recommend committees on the appropriate level.

2.Recommendations for anything of student concern in the building.

3.Student publicity

4.Application of the Constitution to the school during the year.

5.Holding executive meetings and reporting them.

8.Fundraising for the good of the student body and/or community needs.

9.Cooperation with faculty or advisor to perform tasks

Section 2- Members of the Student Council have guaranteed rights but can be overruled by the principal. The principal has veto power to eliminate any proposition he/she feels is not beneficial to the school.

Article IV

All members of the Student Council must maintain a Work Habits average of a B or above in order to run for and to hold position of representative or officer. Also, student council members must have a C academic average (or above) for the preceding week.

If a Student Council Member gets a referral, the team teachers and the student council advisor will review the offense to decide whether or not the member should be released student from position on the council.

If a Student Council Member gets a suspension, for any reason, the representative will be removed from position on the council.

Article V

The Student Body of Cimarron Middle shall elect the members of the Student Council for a term of one year, during a designated election week assigned by the principal or advisor of the Council. Candidates shall not be allowed to campaign. Voting shall be done through a ballot, and the team teachers and the advisor shall determine all general details of the election.

Candidates for the election of a Student Body office must be an 8th grader to run for president or treasurer, 7th grader for vice president, and 8th, 7th or 6th grader for corresponding secretary, recording secretary, or historian. Any candidate running for Student Body President must have served at least one year on the CIMS Student Council. All candidates must have and maintain a B work habits average in order to run for and hold office.

Article VI


Section 1-Membership

The Student Council shall be made up of the representatives from each team in the student body, of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Three to four representatives from each grade level team will also be appointed.

Section 2 - Officers

The executive officers of this organization shall be a President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian.

A. Duties of the President-The president shall preside at all Student Council meetings, call special meetings when necessary, appoint all standing and special committees, represent the Council on all occasions, and assume all other duties generally associated with this office.

B. Duties of the Vice-President-The Vice –President shall assume the duties of the president in case of his absence or disability.

C. Recording Recording Secretary-The secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Council and provide a bulletin, published when necessary, to be posted on Student Council Website. At the close of the school year the minute book shall be filed by the secretary in the Student Council files. In addition, the secretary shall carry on correspondence of the Student Council and shall keep a record of attendance.

D. Corresponding Secretary - The Corresponding Secretary handles all correspondence inside the school and outside the school, prepares the meeting place for the student council and sets the seating arrangement

E. Historian – The Historian records the activities of the Student Council through use of video, photo, written reports, and the Student Council webpage. Duties include uploading the meeting minutes onto the webpage.

Section 3 - Vacancies

The Student Body president, with approval of the council and advisor, shall be empowered to fill any Student Council vacancy, with the Alternate voted by ballot as first choice. In the case of the vacancy of the president, the vice-president becomes president.

Section 4 - Nominations and Elections

The members of the Student Council shall be elected by a ballot from within the council members, for the term of one year. The Student Council Advisor and the team teachers, along with the Principal shall determine all general details of the elections.

Section 5 - Committees

a. Membership in any special committees is limited to the Student Council members.

b. Special committees may be organized as necessary.

Article VII


The Student Council shall meet at least once a month. Also the Council will meet as necessary at the discretion of the President and advisor. The President with the approval of the advisor may call a special meeting

Article VIII


There shall be one or more faculty advisors selected by the principal

Article IX


A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of a simple majority of the council.

Article X


In all matters not specifically covered by this constitution, the parliamentary authority shall be "Robert’s Rules of Order."

Article XI


The constitution of the Student Council of Cimarron Middle shall be proposed by a 2/3 vote of the Student Council and shall be adopted by a 2/3 vote of the student body participating on the day of voting. Any regulation passed by the Student Council concerning the Cimarron Middle School is subject to approval by the administration.