When all the upper echelons of school administration are called away by meetings or illness, the student council takes over! Pamela Jones, president of the council, becomes acting principal, and gets off to a bad start when, trying to buzz for the janitor, she sets off a fire alarm instead. Then, she must decide whether to stand behind an unpopular teacher and to keep the school's star athlete out of the State Basketball Tournament. Not the least of her worries is her acting vice-principal, Buzz Bailey, who grandly advises a gossipy student that there is to be no more homework! The many complications only add to the hilarity of this proven audience pleaser.