Stafford Student Government Day 2012
STAFFORDTOWNSHIP PRESS RELEASE
For additional information please contact: James Moran, Township Administrator
@ 609-597-1000, ext. 8516
Stafford Township Student Government Day 2012
Mayor John Spodofora announced today that Stafford Township will once again host Student Government Day on Friday, May 11, 2012. Sixth grade students selected by their teachers from All Saints Regional Catholic School,and Stafford Intermediate School will participate in this event which begins at 9:00 AM in the Council Chambers of the Stafford Municipal Complex. Each student is assigned a counterpart in township government and will spend the day with that township official including a tour of the various township facilities, participation in a “mock” municipal court case, a luncheon, and culminating in a township council meeting where the students take over as the elected officials and appointed staff of the township commencing at 1:00 p.m.
“This is an excellent program for the students and it provides some hands-on experience for them,” Mayor John Spodofora. “It is also great for us as elected and appointed officials to interact with the students and hear what is on their mind. The Mayor stated, “The Township has been hosting this event for over 26 years and the participation has been outstanding each and every year.”
Student Government Day is part of a special program in the schools where the students learn about local municipal government and the responsibilities of their local officials. In order to participate on Student Government Day students must pass an examination and be recommended by their teachers.
There will be ample photo opportunities during the day especially during the initial session at 9 AM and during the township council meeting being held at 1:00 p.m.