While these two projects make up the bulk of the Student Policy Initiative's work, there are several other ideas that are also being considered, including:
- Carpool parking preference - this idea was proposed by SPI member Chris Bassalik. Senior parking at GHS is becoming increasingly limited with increasing class sizes.
This plan aims to encourage students to carpool by giving them extra tickets into the parking spot lottery for driving multiple students to school.
Preliminary research is ongoing, and it is likely that this will soon be one of the Student Policy Initiative's projects.
- Term limits for state representatives - the career politician is a troubling phenomenon to many.
SPI co-founder and co-president Lucas Gazianis has proposed limiting Congressmen to one four-year term.
He hopes it would eliminate the career politician and allow representatives to focus on governing instead of "dialing for dollars" and campaigning for reelection.
Whlie the career politician is certainly more prominent on the federal level, it is more plausible to start work on the state level,
and it allows the rest of the nation to observe the results before implementing it nationwide.
The club is currently conducting more preliminary research to better understand the possible implications of this idea before considering it as a project.
- Midterm scheduling change - several members have proposed a change to the midterm schedule to more evenly spread the studying burden and eliminate cheating.
This solution entails each day being dedicated to a subject; the first day would be math day, the second day would be science day, etc.
These members hope that this prevent students from having an excessive studying burden on a single night because they have multiple midterms.
They also hope that it will prevent classes that meet multiple times from sharing questions.
These ideas are all very promising, but the club always makes sure of two things before adopting a project:
1) there is significant, sustained interest in the idea, and 2) the club's stance on the issue is well-supported and well-reasoned.
It is likely that, if these ideas stand up to these criteria, they will soon be SPI projects.