There is a rule at my school, decided by the school board, that when a class graduates, all their leftover money automatically goes to the school. However, at most schools, a class has the option of donating the money or dividing it amongst the students in that graduating class.

A lot of students at my school are not even aware of this rule. Those that do know about it do not agree with it, for they think that since the class went through the time and effort to raise the money, they should have the right to take care of it.

Our student council advisor agrees with what the students have to say about this rule and has set up a school board meeting for the student council to attend, explaining how this rule is wrong. The teacher is helping us out even though there could be consequences. This represents the school and community climate we have.

—Lisbon Regional High School