ASBSMS CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE ONE-NAME AND PURPOSE

The name of the organization shall be the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School.

This organization shall have as its purpose, the conduct of activities on behalf of the students of Sunnyvale Middle School as approved by the school principal and the Sunnyvale School District Board of Education.

ARTICLE TWO-MEMBERSHIP

All students enrolled at Sunnyvale Middle School shall be members of the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School. Members shall be entitled to one vote in all student body elections.

ARTICLE THREE-EXECUTIVE BOARD

The executive board shall consist of the following the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School officers:

• President

• Vice-president

• Treasurer

• Secretary

• Commissioners of

- Activities

- Athletics

- Academics

- Publicity

The Executive Board shall have all executive powers. The Executive Board members shall serve as voting members of the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council.

Duties and responsibilities of the Executive Board members are described in the By-laws to the constitution.

The positions on the Executive Board shall be filled by a general election of the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School annually during the fourth academic quarter.

Executive Board Members shall hold office for one Academic Year beginning the first scheduled day of class as determined by the Sunnyvale School District.

Vacancies will be filled by election of the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council when they occur.

No member of the Executive Board may hold more than one the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Office.

ARTICLE IV-ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY OF SUNNYVALE MIDDLE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES COUNCIL

The legislative powers of the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School shall be vested in the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council.

The Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council shall consist of 23 voting members:

The Executive Board and Five representatives from each grade level

The five representatives from each grade level shall be chosen by election as described in the By-laws to the constitution.

The term of office for grade level representatives shall be for one semester.

ARTICLE V-STUDENT CLUBS

Students may form clubs to conduct regular activities when they meet the following conditions:

• Must have a membership of at least five active participating students.

• Must have a Charter describing their purpose.

  • The School Principal must approve the Charter annually by the 4th week of school each year.
  • The club must have a faculty representative designated by the School Principal.
  • Must have a constitution approved by their membership before it can begin fund-raising activities or make expenditures of club funds.

    • Must prepare a proposed budget of expenditures and fund raising by the end of the School Year.

  • ARTICLE VI-FINANCES

    The student council must approve all requests for expenditures of all student funds prior to any commitments.

    Student Clubs must have a positive balance in their club account before the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council may approve an expenditure.

    Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Activity Fund Authorization of Payment requires the approval of the ASB Treasurer, the ASB Advisor, and the School Principal.

    Procedures for financial transactions will comply with current Sunnyvale Elementary School District Policies and procedures and procedures described in the Sunnyvale Middle School Associated Student Body Constitution By-Laws.

    ARTICLE VII-AMENDMENTS

    The Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School Representatives Council, whenever it is necessary, shall propose amendments to the constitution. To make such amendments valid, the Associated Student Body of Sunnyvale Middle School must approve by a two-thirds vote in a general election.

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