Our school administration should seriously consider giving students more responsibility and empowering the student council to play more than a symbolic role. Over the past year, the council has recommended several times that a conflict resolution board be set up, where students and faculty would arbitrate student disputes. Yet the administration has responded with little interest, despite the evidence that other schools in our region have experimented successfully with such a project. Adults regularly emphasize to us the goals of responsibility and accountability. Isn't it time that students at Chatham High were entrusted with a stake in these goals?