You may be wondering what the status is of the Student Leadership proposal, which was debated during second semester last year. Last week, Grace C. and I attended an informal StuCo meeting, where we were briefed on their goals, timeline, and process for creating a new student government for the Class of 2014 election that will take place this coming June.
At this point, the council has broken into various groups who are all working on different aspects of research and information collection, including the observing of policies adopted at other schools. We have just come to the end of the first “reaching out” phase, where the discussion is open and the offering of opinions is helpful and relevant.
As we move into November, a two month design period has begun. StuCo is hoping to have a system to propose to the community in January, when a second “reaching out” phase will take place. In February a second design period will start in which StuCo will take the feedback received from the community to create the final product.
If there is anything that is necessary during this school year, it is communication. This year is the time to consider making a change to the system, which is a privilege we must embrace as students. The final plan will not only affect this group of students next year, but also the incoming generations of the Upper School. To help facilitate this conversation, StuCo has created a website where students can anonymously submit opinions and feedback. In addition, you are encouraged to talk to a student member of the council, Deri B. or Deb W. (faculty members currently researching), or a Blophish staff member.