ASB & Clubs
Welcome to Tennyson ASB!
New Club? Renewing?
Clubs, both new and old, must submit requests and renewals on the following form.
Executive Council Meetings
Executive Council (or "EC") Meetings is where issues around campus are discussed, fundraisers are passed, and opportunities for collaboration are shared. All clubs are required to send an EC Representative every week, and we encourage other students to attend.
If you're new to EC or have never attended, here's what to expect and the general order of things:
- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes
- Presidents' Report
- Treasurer Report
- Purchase Requisitions
- Fundraising Requests
- Club Reports
- Club Approval Requests
- Class Reports
- Advisor Reports
- Open Comment
The meeting follows Robert's Rules of Order.
All Club Forms & Documents
EC Meeting Minutes
Associated Student Body (ASB)
What is ASB? California law allows students in California’s public schools to raise money and make decisions about how they will spend this money. Student organizations established to raise and spend money on behalf of students are called Associated Student Body organizations, or ASBs. ASBs must be made up of current students and be located at the school where the funds are maintained. The funds raised and spent by student organizations are called associated student body funds or ASB funds.
What is the Student Council (or Executive Council "EC")? In middle, junior high and high schools, as well as community colleges, a student council (or executive council) must oversee all of the student clubs in the school. The student council represents the students and has primary authority over student funds, with guidance from, and adherence to, district policy.
A successful student council will understand and respect the value of faculty and student participation; everyone needs to participate and work together for success to occur.
The main responsibilities of the student council include the following:
- Developing and adopting the annual budget for the student council/leadership class.
- Authorizing the budgets for all student clubs.
- Authorizing fundraising events for all student clubs, with additional authorization from the principal/school administrator if required in that district. In some districts, the student council is not given this authority; rather, it is notified of what the principal/school administrator has approved.
- Approving expenditures, in addition to approval from a board designee and the ASB advisor. In some districts the student council will approve expenditures from all student funds before the spending occurs; in others the general student council approves after the fact; and in others it does not approve any expenditures (for student clubs) but is informed of them. The student council must approve its own expenditures before spending occurs.
- Reviewing financial reports and bank reconciliations from all student clubs.
- Approving new clubs (in addition to approval from the principal/school administrator).
- Approving who will be student council auxiliary members for other functions, such as head of lighting and head of sound.
- Approving the student council’s policies and procedures and determining how student council members will perform their duties, as well as the consequences for nonperformance of duties.The student council in an unorganized ASB is not usually as active and does not normally adopt the annual budget, authorize fundraising events, approve expenditures, review financial reports or approve new clubs.The principal/school administrator or designee normally has full responsibility for these functions, even though the students may give Kacer.
*from the FCMAT ASB Manual