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Constitution of the Junior State of America (“J.S.A.” or “JSA”)
Preamble: The students of J. Sterling Morton East High School do hereby establish the Morton East J.S.A. and ordain this constitution with the following objectives in mind:
(a) Educate the students on current political events,
(b) Engage in and develop debate skills,
(c) Assist the students in community building.
ARTICLE I. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1: Application for membership into the JSA is open to
all students from Morton East in good standing.
Section 2: Any member may be dismissed from the JSA because of misconduct, failure to meet his responsibilities to the club, or for being absent from more than two meetings and/or activities. An acceptable excuse must be furnished to the secretary for an absence, on request.
Section 3: A member may be expelled from this club by a vote of the two-thirds majority of the club.
ARTICLE II. OFFICERS
Section 1: The JSA shall have the following officers:
(1) President, who shall be responsible for
a. Presiding over all meetings;
b. Heading all standing and special committees;
(2) Vice-President, who shall be responsible for
a. All that the President is responsible for when the President is absent or unable to take part in the activities.
b. Take attendance at all meetings;
c. Other duties, as delegated by the President;
(3) Secretary, who shall be responsible for
a. Any correspondence determined necessary to maintain adequate communication with the membership, school administration, Student Council, or any other agency.
b. Recording the minutes of all regular and/or committee meetings.
c. To furnish a copy of the semester report to the JSA committee, on request.
(4) Treasurer, who shall be responsible for
a. Collecting, depositing when authorized, and accounting of all the JSA funds;
b. Presenting a financial report at designated meetings;
c. Submitting invoices to the membership and to advisor for their approval for their acknowledge before payment;
d. Recording all financial business in the record book distributed by the JSA committee.
Section 2: The above officers shall compose the Executive Board.
Section 3: Each officer shall maintain his duties to the fullest extent in accordance with the rules of the Student Council and the rules of the school.
Section 4: Election Day of officers shall be designated by the executive board and approved by advisor at the close of the school year.
Section 5: Qualification of officers should be in compliance with the student handbook, and must be capable of fulfilling duties of the respective office.
Section 6: Procedure of voting will be in compliance with school policies; members get one vote.
Section 7: All officers shall assume the duties of their respective offices when so designated by the organization.
Section 8: The term of office shall be one year.
ARTICLE III POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1: The executive board shall set the dates for all regular meetings.
ARTICLE IV USE OF FINANCES
Section 1: Any money collected by the JSA must be handled in accordance with the Student Council and school rules.
Section 2: The JSA may spend money with the membership and advisor’s approval only for the following purposes;
a. To cover the normal operating expenses of the JSA.
b. To promote the Objectives of the JSA.
c. All other projects (expenses) should be approved by the administration.
ARTICLE V SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Section 1: Special committees may be established or dissolved by the Executive Board or the club advisor.
BY-LAWS THE CONSTITUTION
Section 1: A quorum shall consist of a simple majority of the membership of the club present. No business can be transacted if a quorum is not present.
Section 1: The Constitution and By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of a quorum and/or of the membership.
Section 1: The actions of this club are subject to the approval of school administration and the faculty advisor.
J. STERLING MORTON HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE
This Certifies that
Morton High School has received
Its charter for the school year
and is extended the rights, privileges,
and responsibilities that any
chartered extra-curricular organization may hold.
THE CLUB MAY……..
1. Request calendar dates for activities
2. Meet in the school
3. Participate in school activities
4. Appear in yearbook and newspaper
5. Maintain an activity account
6. Keep and save minutes
Signature of the Director of Students Activities