Senate reaches out to new principal

By Josh Podrid
Published: May 2009

As the current school year comes to a close, the South Senate has initiated plans to welcome and work with principal Joel Stembridge.

The Senate passed a Stembridge resolution on April 16 in an effort to improve communication with the new principal.

The resolution states that “the Senate would like to establish a strong partnership with the new administration next year to continue passing legislation beneficial to the student body.

Senate members are not quite sure what changes will be made when Stembridge enters office, but they are optimistic.

“He might work more closely with the Senate than Principal Salzer, he might not, senator and junior Allen Li said. “Either way, the Senate will continue its business as usual.

Although there is little direct principal involvement in the planning of Senate policies, Senate bills must go through the principal before taking effect.

“I hope that the Senate continues to have an active partner, Senate president and senior Bill Humphrey said. “I am hopeful that he will engage with the Senate on various policy ideas.

Stembridge responded to the Senate’s resolution, stating that he is looking forward to working together and meeting everyone at South.

“[The Senate] will make sure Stembridge is integrated as smoothly as possible into our school system and that the Senate has a strong relation with him in dealing with student issues, sophomore Dan Sazer said.

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