WE THE PEOPLE of Coronado High School, in Order to form a highly perfect School, establish Discipline, insure schoolwide Tranquility, provide for the Common Administration, promote the general Welfare of the Students, protect the Safety of the School Environment, institute school Programs, and secure the Blessings of a proper Education, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for Coronado High School.
All legislative powers herein granted shall be visited in a School Administration of Coronado High School, which shall consist of a Professional Staff and a Student Council.
The Student Council shall be composed of Members chosen every school Year by the Students of the several Grades, and the Electors in each Grade shall have the Qualifications requisite for Students of the School District.
No Person shall be a Councilor who shall not have given a Positive Contribution to the School, received a recommendation from a Teacher of their Grade, and been since the commencement of their freshman Year a Resident of Coronado High School, and who shall not, when elected, have on their record any suspensions, referrals, or Expulsions.
Councilors and Department Funds shall be apportioned among the Several Hundred Students, which may be included within this School, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of native Students, including those currently serving Councilors or other Student Officials, and excluding Students held under suspension or Expulsion, three-fifths of non-Qualified Students. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Months after the first meeting of the School Administration of Sabin Middle School, and within every subsequent term of one Quarter, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Councilors shall not exceed one for every fifty Students, but each Grade shall have at least five Councilors; and until such enumeration shall be made, the Ninth Grade shall be entitled to chose twelve, Tenth Grade ten, Eleventh Grade eight, and Twelfth Grade six.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any Grade, the Departmental Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The Student Council shall choose their President and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment and Expulsion.
The Professional Staff of Coronado High School shall be composed of four Officers from each Department, chosen by the Departmental Authority thereof, for six school Years; and each Staff Officer shall have one Vote.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Officers of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second school Year; of the second Class at the expiration of the fourth Year; and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Departmental Authority of any Department, the Principal thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next meeting of the Authority, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
No Person shall be a Staff Officer who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-three Years, and been three Years a Employee of School District Eleven, and who shall not, when elected, hold an academic or a Professional Degree as regards to their occupation.
The Senior Assistant Principal of Coronado High School shall be President of the Staff, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Staff shall choose their other Officers, including a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Senior Assistant Principal, or when he shall exercise the office of Principal of Coronado High School.
The Staff shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments and Expulsions. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation, as shall be the Witnesses and the Accused. When the Principal of Coronado High School is tried, the Dean of the School shall preside, as in all other Sessions: unless if be his own Impeachment, in which case the Head Secretary of the Main Office shall preside. And no Person shall be convicted without the due Testimony of two Witnesses and the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, disqualification to hold any Office of honor, Trust, or Profit under this School or within the district, or to a prohibition from the grounds of any educational institution; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishment, according to State and Federal Law.
The Times, Places, and Manner of holding Elections for Staff Officers and Councilors, shall be prescribed in each Grade by the Departmental Authority thereof; but the Administration may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of choosing Councilors.
The Administration shall assemble at least once in every school Year, and such Meeting shall be on the second Tuesday of September, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Each Council shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns, and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each Council may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Each Council shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Neither Council shall, without the expressed Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Councils shall be sitting.
The Staff Officers shall receive a Compensation for their Services, which shall be added to the Compensation they hold in their teaching or Faculty position, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of Coronado High School. The Student Councilors shall receive privileges and Permissions for their Services. They shall in all Cases, except in those concerning Great Disruptions, Physical Confrontations, and possession of Narcotics, be privileged from Punishment during their Attendance at the Session of their Council, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in the Council, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
No Councilor shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any other Office or Permission under the authority of Coronado High School which shall have been created, or any Compensation which shall have been established for other Positions; and no other Person, holding any other Permission or Office, shall be a Member of either Council during the Time of their Term.
All Bills for raising Fundraisers shall originate in the Student Council; but the Staff may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the Student Council and the Professional Staff shall, before it becomes a Law, be presented to the Principal of Coronado High School; If he approves he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that Council in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration two thirds of that Council shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other Council, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered; and if approved by two thirds of that Council, it shall become a Law. But in all such cases the Votes of both Councils shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each Council respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the Principal within ten Days (Weekends excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Administration by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote, in which the Concurrence of the Staff and the Student Council may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the Principal of Coronado High School, and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and Student Council, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
The Administration shall have Power To lay and collect School Fees, Fundraisers, Receipts, Charges, and Duties, to pay the Debt and the Educational Expenses, and provide for the common Administration and general educational Welfare of Coronado High School; but all Fees, Charges, and Duties shall be uniform throughout Coronado High School;
To borrow and request Money on the credit of Coronado High School;
To regulate Relations with other schools and Institutions within the District, among the school Organizations, and with professional, community, or academic Organizations and Groups;
To establish a uniform Rule of Class Schedule, and uniform Regulations on the subject of Student Allocations into the Classes and Electives of Coronado High School;
To create a uniform School Handbook, for describing and Clarifying the Policies of the School, and to establish such Programs or Policies to encourage and Teach community Involvement and school Participation to the Students;
To print out the Newsletter and other important school Documents, regulate the Distribution thereof, and to fix the Standards for School Announcements or News;
To create and by any means alter or remove all mottos, symbols, mascots, and other such necessary Representations for the School;
To provide the Punishments for the breaking or defiling of school Rules, Policies, and Guidelines, and to discipline disorderly Students;
To provide the Punishment for the counterfeiting or the manipulation of the school Records and Archives of Coronado High School by the Students;
To establish School Programs, Organizations, or Assemblies, and to institute or remove elective classes;
To promote the Educational Progress of the Students, by establishing such Methods or Tests to encourage the Development of Academic Skills for the Students;
To constitute Tribunals of Discipline to support the Dean of the School, and to designate such Officers or Administrators responsible for the maintenance of orderly Conduct among the Students;
To define and Punish harassment, Expressions or Disrespect, or other Hostile, Threatening, or Violating Actions against the Teachers, Staff, or other Students;
To provide the Punishment for Truancies or any improper Absences whatsoever among the student Population, and to provide for the procedures by which the Administrators are to deal with such attendance issues, under the guidelines of District and State Law;
To make Rules and Regulations concerning the conduct of Administrators, School Officials, and Librarians; And to regulate the same for Volunteers, Parents, Visitors to the school Campus, Substitute Teachers, and the Staff of the Cafeteria and Janitory Unit;
To make Rules and Regulations concerning the conduct and Duties of the Secretarial and Counseling Offices; And to provide the procedures, registration processes, financial Regulations, and rights of financial Transaction for the Business Office;
To provide for the rules and regulations for the Athletic Programs, including such matters as related to exercises and performances, and their relation to the School; And to establish the procedures of Eligibility for Students in these programs, subjecting them respectively to the authority of the Athletic Director and to their Coaches, as designated by Law;
To make Rules and Regulations concerning the conduct and activities of all after-school meetings, sessions, or Proceedings held on the property Grounds of this School, whether by a school Organization or by a sponsored Community Group; And to regulate the rights and privileges of Teachers, Staff Members, and Others, of access to school Grounds and to their Classrooms;
To provide for Emergencies or other Occasions concerning Students and Teachers which may arise as a result of legal, personal, or financial Consequences; And to provide Regulations for Vacancies and insufficient Attendance for the Classes of the same;
To provide for Regulations concerning participation by Students or Teachers in any Extracurricular or Field Activity, reserving to them respectively the responsibility for ensuring the Safety of such Participants off school Grounds;
To provide and maintain Rules and Guidelines for all Classes, Inside Locations, and all School Assemblies, Electives, Programs, and Meetings before or during the school Day;
To exercise exclusive Jurisdiction in all Cases whatsoever, over such Properties, Sportsgrounds, and Fields, belonging to Coronado High School (not exceeding one mile Square), as may, by approval of the City and agreement of the District, fall under the jurisdiction of this Constitution, and to exercise like Authority over all Matters concerning Transportation, maintenance of the Grounds, vehicular activities, Movement, and Safety in the same Properties; And;
To Make all Laws which shall be necessary and Proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution into the Administrative Organizations of Sabin Middle School, or in any School Department, Office, or Officer thereof.
The Establishment or Use of such physical Methods as any of the Teachers now serving shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Administration or by any Teacher, Staff Officer, or School Official prior to the Year one thousand nineteen hundred and eighty two, but Restrictions or Limitations may be imposed on such methods, not exceeding the manner of the execution of such Punishments.
The Privilege of the Writ of Private Privacy shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Disorderly Conduct and possession of improper Materials the public Safety may require it.
No Bill of Blanket Punishment or Discrimination Law shall be passed.
No Fee or Duty shall be laid on the Students by the Classes, except in the cases of required, damaged, or misplaced Materials; the viewing of educational Movies or Videos; and the Payment for Field Trips and Activities.
The School shall have the Power to lay a reasonable Fee on Students for the purchase or Replacement of certain Materials, but such Fee shall be reasonable Limits, not exceeding two hundred Dollars for each Material.
No student Vehicle shall be permitted to reside on school Property without the possession of proper Certification; the School shall be authorized to require the obtainment of a Permit for such placement, but no such Permit shall be construed as to deny to any Visitor or to any Student the privilege of Transportation to the School.
No Preference shall be given by any Law or Regulation of School Policy, or by any Teacher, Staff Member, School Official, Department, or Team to any Student or groups of Students over any other; nor shall Students be exempted from the requirements and the Assignments imposed on every one of their Peers, or exempted from the rules and policies to be Adhered to by their Students; but Students with disabilities and currently serving Councilors shall be treated accordingly.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law, and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all school Money shall be published from time to time.
No special privilege of Access shall be granted to any Student by Coronado High School; And no Student in Attendance at Coronado High School shall be permitted to accept any Occupation or any Professional Task which hinders their academic development and progress in their Classes, or allowed to depart from the Property of the School without the permission of the Dean or of another school Official, as designated by Law.
Students who are physically challenged, mentally impaired, or in any other way afflicted or impeded shall be provided Better Treatment, only so far concerning their Condition; but in no way shall the Administration or any Teacher or Official Discriminate against, or Exclude, these Students from the same benefits and Privileges that are conferred upon all Students.