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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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RELOCATED: The constitution now lives in the executive suite next to the front entrance to the school.

Constitution is relocated to first floor; second-floor lobby has new Israel display

By Tali Liebenthal, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

After being stored in the first-floor administrative conference room since October, the Just Community Constitution has now been permanently moved from the top of the school’s central staircase in the...

PROMINENT:  Since November, a painting by David Meytal has been in the geographical center of the school instead of the signed preamble to the Just Community Constitution.

Have you missed it? Just Community Constitution preamble to return to 2nd-floor lobby soon, officials say

By Tali Liebenthal, 9th Grade April 11, 2021

After about five months of being missing from its position at the top of the staircase in the second-floor lobby, Shalhevet’s Just Community Constitution has been located in the first-floor administrative...

CHESED: Then-juniors Maya Miro ‘19 and Mikey Khatan ‘19 volunteered with Mr. Reusch at the Lynn project in June 2018.

Chesed Committee changes course to follow school constitution

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor December 11, 2020

In a possible turning point for the Shalhevet democracy, a summer election for representatives to this year’s Chesed Committee was nullified before school started this year, after it was determined that...

REVIVED: An original of the preamble to the Just Community constitution, signed by students and staff in 2002, dominated the second-floor hallway Thursday, day 39 of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Proponents said changes would bring the constitution into line with what school is like now, and also help more proposals be enacted.

CONSTITUTION OVERHAUL IS APPROVED, 149 – 20

UPDATED MAY 16: After a year of discussion, deliberation, meetings and last-minute revisions, members of the Just Community voted overwhelmingly today to approve a major overhaul of the Just Community...

BALLOT: Online voting on a multi-part amendment to the Just Community constitution is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

Voting has opened, Constitution must earn majority in at least three grades to pass

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2020

Today’s vote on the amended Just Community constitution will have to pass with a two-thirds majority, and also three of four grades will need to pass it by majority vote for it to be approved, Fairness...

The Constitution Proposal: What you need to know

By Eli Weiss, Assistant Producer of the Talking Point May 14, 2020

“Underwater Bubble Sounds ” by Priscilla Wood  Licensed under Creative Commons  — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

Vote moved up to Thursday after Town Hall shows support for new constitution

Vote moved up to Thursday after Town Hall shows support for new constitution

By Benjamin Gamson and Molly Litvak May 14, 2020

Drafters of the proposed new Just Community constitution decided late Wednesday that they would try to move up the vote to Thursday, after flash polling at Town Hall showed strong majorities favoring key...

BROADER: Framers of the new constitution proposal this week changed the membership of the Judicial Review Subcommittee they are proposing. Along with the Head of School, it now includes leaders of Fairness and Agenda and an elected faculty representative, instead of just Fairness co-chairs and the Fairness Adviser.

Constitution vote, set for Friday, may turn on whether new document gives students more or less influence than original

By Molly Litvak, Community Editor May 13, 2020

After weeks of debate over whether a newly proposed constitution would give students more or less power than they have now, the Shalhevet community is scheduled to decide by the end of the week whether...

LIVE: A Zoom meeting this evening is considering a new constitution, proposed by seniors David Edwards, Sabrina Jahan and Evan Rubel.

Zoom Town Hall will debate proposed new constitution tonight

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2020

The Just Community tonight will hear a proposed replacement of the 2002 constitution with a new, longer document which aims to add more oversight to the legislative process and be adopted before school...

LISTEN: News and interviews in an audio format.

Episode 4: The Constitution

By Ellie Orlanski May 4, 2020

 In this special episode, host of "Ellie Talks" Ellie Orlanski reads the new draft of the Just Community constitution from front to end. Ellie read from the public draft hosted on Google Docs only...

REVISE: Evan Rubel, Sabrina Jahan and David Edwards shared a light moment at a meeting on proposed updates to the constitution. Considered the start of an ongoing constitutional convention, the meeting took place Dec. 18 in room 304

Second meeting of Constitutional Convention considers whether ‘values of the school’ should be a reason to veto Town Hall proposals

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2020

Participants at the second meeting of the school Constitutional Convention Dec. 18 tried to decide the role of the head of school on the new Judicial Review Committee that was proposed at the first meeting. A...

REVISE: Fairness Co-Chair Evan Rubel, senior Sabrina Jahan and Agenda Chair David Edwards shared a light moment at a meeting on proposed updates to the constitution.  Considered the start of an ongoing constitutional convention, the meeting took place Nov. 20 in room 304.

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

By Molly Litvak and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks December 17, 2019

After being talked about by Agenda committees and chair candidates since 2016, a proposed rewriting of Shalhevet’s constitution was finally begun on Nov. 20 at a first meeting of the school’s first-ever...

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