The Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC) is an organization, comprised of secondary school students, that is affiliated with the Baltimore County Board of Education and the Maryland Association of Student Councils . The BCSC mission statement reads: "We, the Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC), in the mission to represent, lobby for, and better the welfare of all students in Baltimore County, strive for diverse representation and visibility to all students, teachers, administrators, parents, legislators, board members, and others. We envision ourselves as a diverse and open organization empowering ourselves and our peers."
The purpose of the Baltimore County Student Councils is to act as the official voice of, and as a representative for, the more than 104,000 students and secondary school student councils of Baltimore County. BCSC promotes the welfare of the students of Baltimore County and works on behalf of their education. It promotes the activities of the student councils and establishes unity among the schools of Baltimore County. The organization also shares constructive ideas, solves common problems, and encourages better school-community relations in order to foster understanding and cooperation. Finally, BCSC offers training in democratic citizenship and provides opportunities for leadership training.
BCSC is governed by four elected officers and an appointed executive board which meets at least six times a year. The legislative body, known as the general assembly, is comprised of students from the fifty-one Baltimore County Public Schools actively involved in student council. The general assembly meets six times a year at which time legislation dealing with youth-oriented issues is debated and voted upon. Throughout the school year, representatives of the executive board lobby at local, state and federal levels of government on behalf of the Baltimore County Student Councils.
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