After several more private meetings, discussion, and feedback from advisors, we are formalizing the idea of a Student Congress for HISD. Over the summer, we intend to develop a constitution document to launch the congress for the 2014-15 school year. Our rollout plan is to hold a ratification convention in the fall in which student council members from each HISD High School and other students interested meet together and approve the constitution. Then, interested parties would be able to join the congress as we become a functional group with monthly meetings.
Over the summer, we will also be meeting with advocacy groups, educators, scholars, and HISD board members for further advice, networking, and blessing. With the help of several district administrators, teachers, and school administrations we will launch the Student Congress of HISD in the fall.
Here is the overview document. The other documents are still in the drafting phase.