WE THE PEOPLE of Sabin Middle School, in order to form a highly perfect School, establish Discipline, insure schoolwide Tranquility, provide for the Common Administration, promote the general Educational Welfare of the Students, allot Student Resources, institute School Programs, and secure the Blessings of our Liberties, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for Sabin Middle School.
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a School Administration of Sabin Middle School, which shall consist of a Staff and Student Council.
The Sabin School Staff shall be composed of Members chosen from every second Member of the general Faculty Staff of the School, by random allocation conducted by the Principal whereof, and they shall serve until their Death, Replacement, Reassignment, Disability, or any other Cause; and the Faculty Staff of the School shall have the Qualifications requisite to the Officials of the School District.
No Person shall be a Teacher or Staff Member who shall not have attained to the age of Twenty five Years, and been two Years a Employee of the School District, and who shall not, when appointed, hold a educational or Academic Degree as necessary to their occupation.
Team Funds and the Numbers of Teachers 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 up the whole Number of Students of the several Grades, including those currently serving Councilors or other Student Officials, and excluding those Students held in long term Detention, three-fifths of suspended and expelled Students. The first such Enumeration shall be made within three school months after the first meeting of the School Administration of Sabin Middle School, and within every Subsequent Quarter of each School Year, in such Manner and Form as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Teachers shall not exceed three for every thirty Students, but each Class shall have at least one Teacher; and until such Enumeration shall be made, the Sixth Grade shall be entitled to have Seven, Seventh Grade Six, Eighth Grade Nine, the Special Education Program Ten, the SAIL Program Eight, the Main Office Six, the Counseling Office Six, the Library Four, the Security Staff Four, the Electives Five, the Cafeteria Five, and the Janitory Unit Four.
When vacancies happen in any of the Staff Seats which shall be given out, the Principal of Sabin Middle School thereof shall issue Writs of Special Appointment to fill such Vacancies.
The Sabin School Staff shall choose their Secretary and their other Officers; and they shall, in cooperation with the Council, have the full Power to Expulsion, Impeachment, or other Punishments.
The Student Council of Sabin Middle School shall be composed of four Councilors from each Grade, chosen by the Student Population thereof, for one School Year, and each Councilor shall have one Vote.
Immediately after they shall have been assembled in the Consequence of Elections, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Councilors of the first Class shall be assigned a Legislative Project in the first Month, of the Second Class within the second Month, and the third Class in the third Month; so that one third of the Council be assigned a legislative Project every other school Month; and if Vacancies happen by cause of Resignation, Reassignment, Expulsion or Suspension, Extended Absence, or any other Cause, the Principal of Sabin Middle School thereof shall issue a Writ of Special Election to fill such Vacant Seat for the rest of the Term.
No Person shall be a Councilor who shall not have given a Positive Contribution to the School, and had gone without any major Referrals, Suspensions, Expulsions, or other such Punishments; they shall also have a recommendation of a Teacher or Staff Member.
The Supervisor of the Council shall act as Honorary President of the Council, but shall have no Vote, unless if a extreme Emergency occurs.
The Council shall have the Power to choose their other Officers, including a President and Treasurer; and they may have the Power to create new Council positions by consent of the Supervisor and Principal.
The Staff and Council shall jointly try and judge on Impeachments, Expulsions, and other major Punishments. When they are sitting for that purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation, as shall be the Witnesses and Accused; and two Witnesses, a Student and a Teacher, or two of Both, shall confess that a Wrong happened; in all such Sessions, the Dean of the School shall preside, unless in his own Impeachment, in which Case the Head Secretary or the Counseling Coordinator shall preside.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to Removal from a Office or Permission, or disqualification to hold any Office of Honor, Trust, or Profit under this School or within the District, or a prohibition from the grounds of any educational institution within the District; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishment, according to School, District, and State Law.
The Times, Places, and Manner of holding Elections for the Councilors, shall be prescribed in each Team by the Teachers thereof, but the Administration or the Principal may have the Power, at any time, to create or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of choosing Councilors.
The Administration shall assemble at least once in every School Year, and the first such Assembly shall take place on the second Monday of September, unless they shall by Law appoint another Day.
Each Council shall be the Judge of the Appointments, Returns, and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to conduct 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 Council may provide.
Each Council may determine its Rules of Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and with the Concurrence of two-thirds of those Members present, expel a Member.
Each Council shall keep a recording Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time, publish the Same, excepting such Parts as may in their cooperative Judgment require the utmost Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of either 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 then three days at a Time, nor to any other Place in which the two Councils shall be sitting, as designated by Law.
The Staff Members shall receive a Compensation for their Services, which shall be added to the Compensation they shall hold in their Teaching or Faculty Position, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of Sabin Middle School. The Councilors shall likewise receive for their services reserved privileges and Permissions. They shall in all Cases, except Emergency Occasions, Great Disruptions, or Physical Confrontations, be privileged from Punishment during their Attendance of Council Sessions, and from 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 in which he was elected, be appointed to any other Office or Permission under the authority of Sabin Middle 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 Staff; but the Council may propose or approve Amendments or Modifications to such Bills, as on all other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the Sabin School Staff and the Student Council shall, before it ever becomes a Law, be presented to the Principal of Sabin Middle School; If he approves he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with a Note stating his Reasons for doing So and 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 agree to repass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other Council, by which in likewise manner it shall also 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 or 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 likewise manner as if he had signed it, unless the Administration by its Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, Policy or Vote, to which the Concurrence of two-thirds of both Councils shall agree, shall be presented to the Principal of Sabin Middle School; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved or disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Staff and Student Council, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
The Administration shall have the Power To lay and collect School Fees, Raisings, Receipts, Revenues, and Duties, to pay the Debt and the Educational Expenses, and provide for the Common Administration and Educational Welfare of Sabin Middle School; but all such Policies shall be uniform throughout the School;
To borrow money on the credit of Sabin Middle School;
To regulate Relations with other Schools and Institutions within the District; and with Non-Profit Organizations or Groups;
To create a uniform School Handbook, for describing and clarifying the Policies of the School, and to establish such Programs or Policies by which to encourage and Teach the Rules to the Students;
To establish a uniform Rule of class Schedule, and uniform Regulations on the Subject of student Allocations into Classes and Electives throughout Sabin Middle School;
To print out important School Documents, regulate the Distribution thereof, and to fix the Standards for School Announcements or News;
To create, modify, or remove Mottos, Symbols, or Signs for the School;
To provide the Punishments for the breaking or defiling of School Rules, Policies, and Guidelines, and to discipline disorderly Teachers and 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 Counseling Office and Security Staff;
To define and Punish Major Disruptions, Expressions of Disrespect, or other Hostile, Threatening, or Violating Actions against the Teachers, Staff, or other Students;
To make Rules and Regulations concerning the Conduct of Administrators, School Officials, the Librarians, and the Staff of the Cafeteria and Janitory Unit;
To make Regulations and Policies for the Conduct and Execution of the Duties of the Main and Counseling Offices;
To provide for school Disciplining Systems, Standards, and Policies, and to create and promote projects to support such Standards and Policies;
To make Regulations and Rules concerning School Assessments, Tests, and other programs concerning the testing of the progress of the Students;
To provide and maintain Rules and Guidelines within School Activities, Classes, Inside Locations, and before, during, and after School Programs, Assemblies, Electives, and Meetings;
To provide exclusive Rules and Regulations in all Cases whatsoever, over such Properties, Playgrounds, and Fields, belonging to Sabin Middle School (not exceeding one mile Square), as may, by approval of the City and agreement of the District, fall under the jurisidiction of this Constitution, and to excerise like Authority over all Manners concerning Transportation, 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, Branch, or Officer thereof.
The Establishment and Use of such Physical Methods concerning the discipline of the Students, as any of the Teachers may think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Administration or by any Teacher, Staff Member, or School Offical prior to the year one thousand nineteen hundred and seventy eight, but restrictions and limitations may be imposed on such Methods, not exceeding the manner of the execution of Punishments.
The privilege of the Writ of personal and physical Privacy shall not be suspended, unless in Emergency or Extraordinary Occasions the public Safety may require it.
No Bill of Harsh Punishment or Barring of Permissions Law shall be passed.
No Fee or Duty shall be laid on the Students by the Classes, except in the cases of 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 within reasonable Limits, not exceeding seventy Dollars.
No Preference or Exception shall be given by the Administration or by any Teacher, Staff Member, School Offical, Department, or Team, to any Student or groups of Students; but Students with disabilities and currently serving Councilors shall be treated accordingly.
No Money shall be drawn from the School Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Treasury shall be published by the Main Office from time to time.
Special Privileges shall never be granted to any Student by any Teacher, the Administration, or any other Staff Member or School Offical; however, 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.
No Team shall enter into any Cooperative Agreement, Project, or Measure with Others, without the approval of the Principal; nor shall they maintain Policies which shall be in violation of the Laws of the District and the School; enforce any Rules which shall impede on the Proper Conduct of the Students; maintain Rules which shall violate this Constitution; conduct anything which may be deemed inappropriate by the School Administration; pass any Barring of Permissions Law or Bill of Harsh Punishment; nor conduct anything which may not be beneficial to the Students.
Each Team shall manage their budgets and revenues, as allotted by the Principal with Administrative approval, in a orderly, lenient, and school purposed manner, which shall benefit Students in a Proper Manner; any Misuse shall result in such Punishments as the Administration may by Law provide.
The Mission Statements, Rules, Policies, and Guidelines of the several Classes and Teams shall never conflict or supersede this Constitution nor School or District Rules, Guidelines, and Policies.
The executive Power shall be vested in a Principal of Sabin Middle School. He shall hold his Office for the Term of three and two-half School Years, and together with the Vice Principal and Assistant Principal chosen for the same Term, be elected, by the Guidelines as follows:
Each Team shall appoint, in such manner as their collective Administrations may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the total first or last Number of the Students to which the Team may consist of: but no currently serving Councilor, other School Official, or Person holding Better Permissions due to physical or mental condition shall be appointed a Elector.
The Electors shall meet in their respective Classrooms, and vote by Ballot for three Persons, of which all shall have been allotted by the Superintendent of the School District as candidates. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Main Office of Sabin Middle School, directed to the Head Secretary of the Main Office. The Head Secretary of the Main Office shall, in the Presence of the Staff and Student Council, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the Principal, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of the Electors who voted; and if there be more then one who has such a Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the Sabin School Staff shall immediately choose by Ballot one of them for Principal, and the other two Vice Principal and Assistant Principal; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the two Highest on the List the Staff shall choose the Principal of Sabin Middle School. But in choosing the Principal each Staff Member shall have only half a vote, so much to more accurately calculate the results; and two-thirds of the Members present shall constitute the Majority for choosing the Principal. In every Case, after the Choice of the Principal, the Person with the second Greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice Principal, and the third, Assistant Principal. But if there should remain two men who have a Equal Number of Votes, then the Staff shall choose one of them to be Vice Principal, and the other, Assistant Principal.
The Administration may determine the Time of appointing Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes, which Day shall be the Same throughout the School.
No person except a Official of Sabin Middle School, another School, or of the District in general, shall be eligible to the Office of Principal; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained the Age of thirty-five Years, and been at least five years a Employee of District Eleven.
For certain Circumstances that may Occur at the Adoption of this Constitution, the Board of the School District shall have the Power, by a two-thirds Vote, to elect a temporary Principal, Vice Principal, and Assistant Principal, and to select the Teachers and other Staff for the School; the first election for the Principal of Sabin Middle School shall take place within two school Years after the dedication Date of Sabin Middle School and the implementation of this Constitution.
In Case of the Removal of the Principal from his Office, or in the Event of his Death, Resignation, Reassignment, or Disability, the Office of Principal shall devolve on the Vice Principal, and in the event of circumstances occurring to him, unto the Assistant Principal. The Administration may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation, Reassignment, or Disability, of all of the Above, declaring such Officer who shall then act as the Principal, and how such Officer will act as Principal, until the Disability be removed or another Principal elected.
The Principal shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor decreased during the Period in which he shall have been elected; and he shall not receive any other Compensation or Financial Grant during the Continuance of his Office.
The Inauguration Day for the Principal shall be held on the Twentieth of January of the second Half of the School Year after the Election. The Ceremonies of such a Inauguration shall be organized by the Administration, as described by Law; and the Oaths shall be administered by the Dean of the School, under such Procedures as shall be outlined.
Before he shall enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of Principal of Sabin Middle School, and will, to the Best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of Sabin Middle School."
The Principal shall be the Commander in Chief of all the Teachers, Discipline Councilors, and Library, Security, Cafeteria, and Janitory Staff; he may have the Power to require daily reports and records from them, concerning their actions and conduct and to supervise them conducting their classes or activities; and he shall have the Power to grant Suspensions, Punishments, Reprieves, and Pardons, but he shall not grant Expulsions; however, he shall sign and execute Expulsion Orders passed by the Administration.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Staff, to create Office and Administrative Policies; Provided two-thirds of the Staff Members present Concur; and he shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Staff, to nominate, reassign, and dismiss Teachers, Discipline Councilors, Library, Janitory, Cafeteria, and Security Staff, as well all other School Officials, whose Appointments are not specifically provided for by this Constitution, and may be specified by Law; but the Administration may by Law invest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the Principal alone, in the Counseling Office, or in the Heads of School Departments or Organizations.
The Principal shall have the Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Administration, by granting Temporary Commissions which shall expire at the end of the Administration's next session.
He shall from time to time give the Administration Information on the State of the School, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary or emergency Occasions, convene both Councils, or either of them, and in Cases of Disagreement or Disruption amongst them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, adjourn them to such times as he shall think proper; he shall receive and present Special Guests, Volunteers, and Sponsors; he shall open up, moderate, and close all School Assemblies, Meetings, and Presentations; he shall faithfully execute the Laws and Policies of the School; and shall commission and supervise all of the School's Major Measures.
The Principal, Vice Principal, Assistant Principal, and all other Civil and Administrative Officers of Sabin Middle School, shall be removed from their Office or Permission on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Disorderly Behavior, Bribery, Criminal Acts, or all other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, as described under School, District, and State Law.
The disciplinary Power of Sabin Middle School, shall be vested in one Disciplinary Administration, which shall consist of a Counseling Office and a Security Staff, and in such inferior Tribunals of Discipline which the Administration may from time to time ordain and establish. The officers, both of the Counseling Office and Security Staff, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation which shall not be decreased during their Continuance of their Term.
The disciplinary Power shall extend to all Cases, in Manner and Action, arising under this Constitution, the Laws and Policies of Sabin Middle School, and the Laws of the District, in which are, or shall be made, under the School's Authority; to all Cases concerning the Misbehavior of the Students, as well Councilors and Student Officials; to all Cases concerning Misconduct and Disorderly Behavior by the Students in any School Location, Hallway, or Classroom; to all Cases concerning major disruptions or problems amongst the Student Body within this School; to all Cases concerning Discipline; to the Execution of Suspensions, Punishments, and Expulsions; to Cases between one or more Students; to Cases between groups of Students; or to Cases between Students and Teachers.
To such Cases which shall not be within the Power of the Teachers to Manage, and to such Cases involving physical Confrontations, wide-scale Misbehavior, or Disrespect to the Teachers or Staff, the Security Staff shall Act, by such Procedures as the Administration may by Law provide for. They shall be authorized to conduct such Procedures which may be Necessary to insure proper Order and Discipline amongst a Student, or groups of Students; they shall supervise and oversee all Students on the School Properties; and shall take care that proper Conduct and Behavior is maintained.
Within this School, there shall be a System of Referrals. As such, Teachers shall have the Power to refer a Student, with disorderly Behavior and Conduct which is contrary to a proper School Environment, to the Main Office, for such Punishment as the Administration may ascertain by Law. This System shall be divided into four Corresponding Levels, each of varying Severity, which the Administration may also provide For.
There shall also exist within the School a System of Detentions. Teachers shall have the Power to grant to a disorderly or disrespectful Student a Detention, with such Procedures as the Administration may provide for by Law. Such Suspensions which may have to be Executed within the School, and such long-term Detentions as may be proper, shall be supervised by a Detention Supervisor, appointed by the Principal with the Advice and Consent of the Administration. But in all such Cases, the Supervisor shall maintain proper Conduct and Respect; and he shall be required to provide to the Principal and to the Dean, a Report on the behavior of every Student in his detention class.
For all Cases or Concerns involving disorderly Students, excepting extraordinary Suspensions or Expulsions, the Councilors or Security Officers shall have the Power to take proper Care of; they may have the Power to lay such Punishments as may be necessary to bring the Student under order, and to make such Measures to maintain positive Behavior and Conduct, under such Regulations as shall be provided by the Administration.
Great Disruptions against Sabin Middle School, shall only consist in causing such Actions which disrupts the regular Conduct of the Classes of the School; in such Cases involving wide-scale Physical Confrontations which results in property Damage and the injury of Students; or in such wide-scale Actions which may cause harm to the Teachers and Staff. No Person shall be convicted of a Great Disruption unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses, or open Confession in a Disciplinary Assembly of the School Administration.
The Administration shall have the Power to outline the Punishment for Great Disruptions, but no such Punishment shall constitute more then Expulsion, a form of major Punishment, or Referral to a Court of Law.
The Several Classes of the School shall thereby be divided into Teams. Each Team shall consist of a portion of a certain Grade, and shall consist of those Classes, which are Necessary for the proper Education of the Students. The Administrations of the several Teams shall have the Power to determine their Team Name, Rules, and Procedures, but these must not be in conflict with this Constitution; and the School Administration shall have the Power to modify or remove such Procedures at any time.
Within this School, there shall exist a Program of Special Education. This shall consist of those Students, with such mental or physical Disabilities which may Impede their Learning in a Proper Environment; the Program shall consist of a certain number of Teachers and Support Staff, as allotted in the third Clause of the second Section of the first Article, and their Powers and Responsibilities shall be ascertained by Law.
There shall also exist within this School a Program of Student-Centered Academic Individualized Learning Lab, with the abbreviated term of SAIL. This Program shall again consist of such Classes which are proper for the Necessary Education of Students, but with specially selected Students from each Grade, on the basis of their educational Insight and Academic Skills. The operations of the SAIL Program shall be fully ascertained by a law of the District, but the Teachers of the SAIL Program irregardless shall maintain the same Powers and Responsibilities as the regular and Elective Teachers, and shall also be required to conduct their Classes in a Orderly and Appropriate Manner. The SAIL teachers shall have the Power to create their own Classroom Policies and Guidelines, but these must not be in conflict with this Constitution, and the procedures of the SAIL Program shall be subject to the revision and control of the School Administration.
The School shall have the following primary Elective Classes, which shall fill the role of Associate Classes, for the benefit of the Students and the School: Physical Education, Artistic Skills, the School Choir, the School Band, and the School Orchestra. The Administration shall have the Power to create and institute new Elective classes as shall be necessary for the continuing Development of the school Environment. All Elective Teachers, regardless, shall maintain the same Powers and Responsibilities as the regular Teachers. The Teachers, both of the elective and the Regular Classes, shall conduct their classes with orderly and apporiate Manner and shall act towards their Students in a Fair Manner. They shall teach in Classrooms, at certain Times to each Grade, as shall be ascertained by the Administration, and they shall have the Power to create their own Classroom Policies and Rules, as long as they shall not be in conflict with this Constitution.
The School shall also maintain a Library, which shall therefore consist of a select Number of Librarians who shall be appointed and dismissed by the Principal with the Advice and Consent of two-thirds of the Staff Members present. They shall be managed by a Library Coordinator, with such Powers as the Administration may also provide For. The Coordinator shall hold his office during good Behavior, and shall at stated Times, recieve a Compensation, which shall not be decreased during his continuance in office. The Library shall conduct all the Duties and Responsibilities as will be Appropriate to its formal Function, and it will be Available and Useful to Teachers for Educational Materials, Projects, and other proper educational Manners. It shall also contain Labatories, which shall be used by the Teachers for their Classes, within proper Limits. The Administration may have the Power to make any further Policies concerning the functions and procedures of the Library, which shall, along with other School Departments and Organizations, have its own Administrative Organizations, Rules, and Guidelines.
Each Class, in each Grade, shall have at least one Teacher, as authorized by the third Clause of the second Section of the first Article. The Teachers shall have such necessary Powers over Classroom Rules, Discipline, the Conduct of the Students, and Activities. The Teachers shall conduct their Duties in a orderly and professional Behavior, and shall be responsible of the well-being of their Students. The Teachers shall be subject to the Review and Control of both the Administration and the Principal.
Teachers, when the Occasion arises, shall be Punished for Wrongs or Misconduct by the Administration, by a two-thirds Vote of all those Members present. As required in the first Article, two witnesses must support this Punishment. The Principal shall sign or may grant Punishments on Teachers, which shall be defined by the Administration.
Every disorderly or disrespectful Student, including those Councilors or Student Officials within their Classes, shall be Consequenced to Appropriate Punishment, which may be administered or enforced by any Teacher, the Principal, Vice Principal, Assistant Principal, the School Dean, the Discipline Councilors, the Security Officers, or any other Staff Member or School Official.
The Administration, whenever two thirds of both Councils shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Administrations of two thirds of the Student Teams, shall call an Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Administrations of three fourths of the Student Teams, or by Conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Administration; Provided that no Amendment which shall be made Prior to the Year One thousand nineteen hundred and seventy eight affect the first Clause of the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no Grade, without its Consent, be deprived of its equal Representation on the Student Council.
All Debts or Deficits contracted and Contracts entered into, during the Construction of the Building of Sabin Middle School, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be valid against the new School under this Constitution, and shall be required to be handled in a apporiate Manner.
This Constitution, the Laws of the School which shall be made in Pursuance thereof, and all District or School Rules or Policies made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of Sabin Middle School, shall be the Supreme Law of the Property, and shall be followed by the Students, Teachers, and all other Staff and Administrative Officials; the School shall be bound thereby, to overturn the Constitution or Laws of any Team, Department, or Class to the Contrary of this Constitution.
The Student Councilors and Staff Members before mentioned, as well the Vice and Assistant Principals, and all other Executive, Civil, and Administrative Officers, Faculty Staff, and Teachers, both of the School and of the several Teams, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution, and their Oaths shall be outlined by the Administration; but no religious Test shall ever be required as an Qualification to hold or enjoy any Office of Trust or Profit under this School, or any of the Several Teams thereof.
The Ratification of two thirds of the School Board of District Eleven, shall be Sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution as the Supreme Law of Sabin Middle School.
Conclusion, Signatures, and Seal of ApprovalEdit
DONE in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the Thirteen Delegates present the Twentieth Day of March of the Year One Thousand, nineteen hundred and seventy five. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our Names;
James Henderson-President of the Convention and Deputy from Neighborhood One
Neighborhood One-H.H Hendricks, Hyman Williams, Rydal Washington, Joseph Stevens, James O'Neil
Neighborhood Two-Elijah Terrell, Richard Jones, Nathaniel Stevens, William Howard
Neighborhood Three-David Healey, Michael Hasher, Colin Howell
The SEVENTY-THREE clauses before marked, in Convention records, being modified and streamlined from the original Drafts, and any Clauses thereafter added, to insure the proper Context of this Constitution, and to correct any Errors or Conflictions that thereafter would impede effective Enforcement and Interpretation.
ATTEST-Robert Johnson, Secretary
SEAL OF APPROVAL:
Ratified by the School Board of District Eleven Twelve For, Two Against