Wellsboro High School National Honor Society Bylaws


Local Bylaws of the National Honor Society

Wellsboro High School Chapter

Article I:       The purpose of the National Honor Society is to provide service to both the school and community.

Article II:      A candidate for the National Honor Society is eligible during the junior year and again in the senior year by having a cumulative grade-point average of at least 90%.

Article III:     An induction ceremony will beheld during the spring semester for selected juniors and seniors.

Article IV:     The National Honor Society will hold a regular meeting once a month. Attendance is mandatory.

Article V:      The Wellsboro High School Chapter of the National Honor Society has five officers:

                            President:            Presides over meetings and schedules activities.

Vice-President:    Assists the president in his/her duties and assumes the duties of the president when he/she is absent.

Secretary:           Records attendance,takes notes at meetings, and reads a report at the following meeting.

Treasurer:          Takes care of all financial duties.

Historian:            Keeps a scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning the chapter members.

Article VI:    The officers are elected at the end of each year. Nominations and votes are taken from both junior and senior members.

Article VII:   Proposed amendments or revisions of the chapter bylaws require a two-thirds vote by both the chapter members and the Faculty Council.

Article VIII:  The local chapter does not have annual dues.

Article IX:     Members are required to participate in a chapter service project and an individual project.

Article X:        1.         Any member who falls below the standards of scholarship, leadership, character or service may be considered for dismissal from the Wellsboro chapter of the National Honor Society. A member of the National Honor Society is expected to maintain his/her academic standing and take an active role in service and leadership in his/her school and community.

                        2.         If a member’s cumulative grade point average falls below 90%, he/she will be given a written warning and nine weeks to improve. If the cumulative grade point average remains below standard at the end of that time, the student will be subject to further disciplinary action by the Faculty Council that can include consideration of dismissal from the chapter.

                        3.         Violations of the law or school regulations can result in immediate consideration of the dismissal of a member.These violations include but are not limited to DWI, stealing, destruction of property, cheating, truancy, or possession, selling, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or school-related activities or in the community.

                        4.         Offenders of the school conduct code(such as use of profanity, failure to comply, unexcused absences, excessive tardiness, etc.) will receive written warning notification. A conference may be requested by either party (Faculty Council or student/parent). If the member is involved in another violation of the school conduct code, the member may be considered for dismissal.

                        5.         Chapter officers, as representatives of the chapter, can be removed from their positions as a consequence of disciplinary action taken by the Faculty Council.

                        6.         In all cases of pending dismissal:

                        a.The member will receive written notification from the adviser/Faculty Council indicating the reason for dismissal.

                        b.The member will be given the opportunity to respond to the charge(s) against him/her at a hearing before the Faculty Council prior to any vote on dismissal.   The member has the opportunity to present his/her defense either in person or via a written statement presented in lieu of a face-to-face hearing. Following the hearing,the Faculty Council will then vote on whether to dismiss. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is needed to dismiss any member.

                        c.  The results of the Faculty Council vote will be presented to the principal for review, and then stated in a letter sent to the student and parents. Dismissed members must surrender and membership emblems to the adviser.

                        d.  The Faculty Council’s decision may be appealed to the building principal and afterward according to provisions of the school discipline policies.

                        e.  A member who is dismissed or resigns may never again be considered for membership in the National Honor Society.

                        7.         In lieu of dismissal, the Faculty Council may impose disciplinary sanctions on a member as deemed appropriate.

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