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North Idaho STEM Constitution

The North Idaho STEM Student Constitution (Last amended version - May 16, 2018)

Student Leadership Council Constitution

North Idaho Stem Charter Academy


1) General Requirements Applied to all Offices:

  1. Student Council meetings will be every other month.
    [SEE Amendment 2]
  2. 2 year term limit per office.
  3. 51% of elected officials reaches quorum, unless stated otherwise.
  4. Must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA per semester to be elected and to stay in office.
    [SEE Amendment 1]
  5. If an elected official receives 2 pink slips in one school year they will be automatically removed from office.
  6. Suspension of an elected official results in automatic removal from office.

2) President:

  1. Schedule meetings in the Student Council.
  2. Runs School Council meetings.
  3. Act as the time keeper for all meetings.
  4. Enforce rules of the constitution.
  5. Tie breaker when votes are divided evenly.
  6. Makes things go smoothly. 
  7. Has enumerated powers.
  8. There is only one President.

3) Vice President:

  1. Vice President elections will run separately from the Presidential election.
  2. Cannot refuse presidency if president is removed from office.
  3. Will fill in for the President in his roles and responsibilities if the President is not present.
  4. There is only one Vice President.

4) Secretary:

  1. Debrief on minutes every meeting.
  2. Puts the minutes of the meetings on the website.
  3. Will record info and review the last meeting at the start of every meeting.
  4. Works with the historian to keep an archive.
  5. There is only one Secretary.

5) Historian:

  1. Keeps records of what goes on at school. [NOTE: According to Amendment 7, the Historian’s responsibilities include - "Will maintain an ongoing library of photos, videos, and any other records of daily events, special occasions and celebrations during the year the Historian serves at STEM.”]
  2. Responsible for taking photos and recording projects.
  3. Assists in the making of the year book (works with the Treasurer to make it).
  4. Works with the Secretary.
  5. There is only one Historian.


6) Treasurer:

  1. Organize fundraisers (works with the front office).
  2. Event coordinator (works with the front office).
  3. Debrief the Student Government's budget at each meeting.
  4. Responsible for completion of the yearbook (works with the Historian to complete this).
  5. All events and/or activities are subject to veto by the School Administration.
  6. There is only one Treasurer


7) Class Representatives:

  1. Runner ups in previous Student Government Office elections remain eligible to be appointed for this position.
  2. Responsible for appointing new people to empty government spots after consulting with peers.
  3. Elected by peers in their respective grades.
  4. One will be elected from each grade (7th – 12th grade).


8) Amendment Process:

  1. A 3/4 approval of the Student Council (including Class Representatives) is needed for passing any amendments to the Student Government Constitution. [NOTE: According to Amendment 8 the approval ratio has been changed to 2/3]
  2. Student Council members will vote on any amendments the following meeting (the next meeting after the announcement).
  3. All members of the Student Council must vote on amendments, no one may abstain.
  4. All amendments are subject to veto by the School Administration.


9) Ratification

The Ratification of the Conventions of the Ninth Grade, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the Students so ratifying the Same. Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the Students present the Twenty-Second Day of January in the Year of our Lord two thousand and fifteen. In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

(Signers of the Student Government Constitution)


Joe Schumacher                                  Lane Avery                                          Ashton Portrey

Lane Robinson                                     Ariel Smith                                          Ethan Chamberlain    

Chance Foss                                        Shay Carlock                                       Paige Pence

Correna Westphal                               Brandon Brown                                   Jessica Millard

Damia Olsen                                       Amber Sheppard                                 Kurt Kelley

Morganne Nutt                                   Mercedes McCoy                                Cortland Nutt

Josh Smith                                                                                               Steven Goncalves



Style Committee:

Paige Pence

Joshua "Josh" Smith

Brandon Brown

Secretary: Morganne Nutt







Amendments to the Student Constitution

  1. If an elected official's GPA drops below the required 3.0 requirement then they have the current quarter to bring it up. If they are within three weeks of the end of that quarter, then they have until the end of the next quarter to raise their GPA.

    Debated: May 19, 2015
    Ratified: May 20, 2015
  2. The entirety of the student government will meet the first Monday of every month. The President may call on additional meetings if necessary.

    Debated: September 21, 2015
    Ratified: September 28, 2015

  3. If an officer becomes permanently absent from their position, the Student Council may vote on amendments and function as normal.

    Debated: January 25, 2016
    Ratified: January 27, 2016
  4. The Student Government implies we rule the student body therefore we will now be called the Student Leadership Council which means we represent students, not rule them.

    Debated: February 28, 2017
    Ratified: March 16, 2017
  5. All dual enrollment members of the SLC must contribute at least 12 hours of STEM / SLC activities per week in order to serve.

    Debated: February 28, 2017
    Ratified: April 12, 2017
  6. The SLC will maintain a Standard Operating Procedure Manual [SOPM] for basic procedural functions which do not need to be included in the Constitution. Details included in the SOPM will be created and approved at the beginning of every SLC administration in September. Decisions as to which details belong in the SOPM versus the Constitution will be discussed and approved by Administrative Advisor. Any and all content changes and/or additions within the SOPM are subject to School Administration approval/veto.

    Debated: April 27, 2017
    Ratified: May 4, 2017

  7. The HISTORIAN's requirement [Article 5, Section 1] to keep "...records of what goes on at school" should be modified to read "Will maintain an ongoing library of photos, videos, and any other records of daily events, special occasions and celebrations during the year the Historian serves at STEM."

    Debated: April 27, 2017
    Ratified: May 4, 2017
  8. The Amendment Process should be changed from a 3/4 approval of Student Council to 2/3 approval [Article 8, Section 1].

    Debated: April 27, 2017
    Ratified: May 4, 2017
  9. In order to run for the role of School President, you must apply to both of the following requirements below 


    1). All students wishing to run for the role of Student Leadership Council President must be going into their sophomore, junior, or senior year.


    2). To run for the Student Leadership Council role of President you must ha completed two full semesters at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy. These semesters do not have to be consecutive.

    Debated: May 3, 7, 2018
    Ratified: May 16, 2018