ERIC Number: ED109824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
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Student Representatives Serving with Boards of Education.
Towler, Daniel L.
Forty-three percent of California school districts with one or more high schools have some sort of student representation on the board of education. Some observers have said that students act like adult board members, but that their interests at the beginning of each year make everyone keenly aware that they are students. In California, student representation is developing in many different ways. There is a bill before the legislature that would require each school district with one or more high schools to include one student as a nonvoting member of the school board. The bill would also allow the district's high school pupils to choose the student member. A student is now selected annually to sit in a nonvoting capacity with the ten-member California State Board of Education. And the Board of Regents of the University of California has recently established one seat for a student regent, who will have a full vote and be selected by his peers. In almost every case, school boards that have student representatives sing the praises of student representation. No other learning experience can provide the know-how that comes with involvement. Both boards and students benefit when school boards provide for such involvement. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California