At our school, we have lost a lot of interest in school events and the student council so a group of 8 students have decided to revive student council in a new form: St. Ann's Academy Student Union. Changing council to union was decided on because union is togetherness and Student Union meaning, students together. Also, the executive was changed to CREW: Crusadian's Really Efficient Workers (we are the St. Ann's Crusaders).
CREW has a Chief Officer (president), First Officer (vice president), Secretarial Officer (secretary), Financial Officer (treasurer), Public Relations Officer, and Administrative officers (up to 3 executives who take charge of larger projects and alternate responsibilities). So far the concept is working. We are still working on the bugs and we are not yet sure how the student body will react, as it is still early in the year.
We also changed the voting system to allow ALL students wanting to participate to be able to. Voting only occurred for Chief Officer and First Officer and was done within the student union, the rest of CREW was appointed due to their know work ethics.
We are also challenging the thought of what to call the new representatives, as they are not really appointed a homeroom because our time schedules don't allow for homeroom. And so far we have come up with MATES to go along with the CREW theme, and it would stand for Masters at Transmitting Essential Sentences (people who get the message around).