Democratic Meetings in the Upper Unit

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Every other Wednesday, our Upper Unit students get a chance to shape their world. Democratic meetings give our students the opportunity to make changes to their classroom and their school.

Students have the opportunity to come up with ideas for positive changes, form committees, and make proposals to their class which are then voted on. Proposals must reach at least 90% consensus before they can pass which is a high threshold. Some proposals need to come before staff but most can be voted on and then carried out by students.

With this contentious political season upon us, it is nice to see our students working together, compromising, and reaching consensus. We could likely all learn a little bit from them in this area!

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