Elementary Student Council
Melcher-Dallas’ Student Council offers an opportunity for students to learn about democracy first-hand, develop leadership skills and responsibility, provide service to school and community and take pride in their school.
To qualify to run for Student Council officer, a student must be willing to serve, be a good citizen, and be in good academic standing. There will be five representatives elected from the 5th grade classroom. The student body will elect officers, but these officers must be approved by two teachers and the school principal (President and four officers).
If elected to be an officer, members of the student council will need to be at school early on certain mornings (7:45) and must be able to meet from 2:45-3:15 approximately once a month. There may also be service projects that may involve late afternoon and possibly after school commitments. The membership will be informed in advance of any meetings or projects.
If an elected officer or representative receives a grade below B in any academic area, or an "N" in a non-academic area for the nine weeks, an alternate may replace him/her on the student council. Poor meeting attendance or poor citizenship may also constitute replacement on the council. All decisions regarding replacement on student council will be made by the principal and student council sponsors.
Qualifications to Run for Student Council
•1. Student must have no lower than a B average for each subject from the previous year.
•2. Student can have NO office referrals for behavior this year.
•3. Student must have good attendance (no more than 12 absences from the previous school year) and punctuality (no more than 10 tardies from the previous year).
•4. Student must have their homeroom teacher certify that these requirements are met and sign their application.
Candidates for Student Council will need to:
•1. Have their teacher confirm that they are qualified to run and sign the application form.
•2. Complete the application/questions form and return their completed application with signed permission from their teacher
•3. Students that are elected as an officer candidate in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade election will need to prepare a one-minute speech explaining what qualities they possess that would enable them to be an effective Student Council officer. This speech must be positive and be approved by their teacher. Students may not change their speech once it is approved and failure to follow this rule may result in disqualification. No props or other items may be used in the campaign speech. Students may also create one standard sized poster to promote themselves during the campaign. This poster needs to be 2-D and, if possible, have their picture on it. (No other campaign materials may be used or distributed. Students not adhering to this policy will be disqualified.)
•4. THERE WILL BE NO CAMPAIGN MATERIALS ALLOWED for this election.