Student Council consists of five executive officers and four officers plus two representatives from each class. The executive officers include the President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Secretary.
The election of executive and class officers and representatives takes place during the spring of the school year preceding the year during which they will serve. The election of ninth grade class officers and representatives takes place in early September.
The executive President must be a junior the year of his/her election and must have at least one year’s experience as a member of Student Council. The executive Vice-President must be a junior or sophomore the year of his/her election.
The candidate for President or Vice-President must have been a St. Pius student for one year prior to the election. Candidates for other offices must have been St. Pius students for one semester prior to the election, excluding ninth graders. The candidate for senior class President must have at least one year’s experience as a member of Student Council.
Any student wishing to run for an office must submit his/her name (within a time set by Student Council) to the sponsor who will verify his/her eligibility. Eligibility includes passing all courses, a 2.5 grade point average, and possession of qualities of good leadership, character, enthusiasm, judgment, respect, sincerity, willingness, and a positive attitude. If a student has excessive absences, has served an in-school suspension or excessive detentions or has had other conduct problems, he/she may be ineligible to run for office. Candidates may be subject to review and interview by the FSAC and/or administration. Names of those eligible will be subsequently announced. Candidates must submit letters of intent to the Student Body President or sponsor at a designated time. These letters are posted for the student body to read.
Election of officers is by popular vote by secret ballot. The student body, except for seniors, votes for executive officers and each class votes for officers from their respective classes.
A point system is used to determine eligibility for attending district and state activities, special privileges, etc. All students serve on the student council at the sole discretion of the school. If for any reason the school believes it is not in the best interests of the school or the student, a student may be prevented from serving or removed from student council.
While in any School leadership position, a student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average, good conduct, and attendance. Members will be removed from office for failure in any course in any quarterly grading period or if his/her conduct or attendance warrants removal. In cases of more serious absenteeism or disciplinary infractions, a student may be removed from office. Any student holding a school office may be removed from a leadership position at the discretion of the School administration.