ERIC Number: ED478011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Student Board Membership.
This booklet addresses student membership on local boards of education. It is intended to serve as guide for boards considering adding youth to their membership. It discusses the following topics: (1) the benefits to both students and the board of youth serving as board members; (2) researching issues before accepting students on boards; (3) establishing the type of student commitment the board needs to fulfill its mission; (4) creating a structure for student membership, which includes researching any legal roadblocks, creating a student candidacy, developing roles and responsibilities for board members, and creating an inviting environment for youth; and (5) assessing the board members' performance and involvement. Included in the booklet are models for student board membership from school districts in Alaska, Maryland, and Oregon, where student board membership has proved effective. The models include background and history of student board membership in each of the three districts and excerpts from policy documents establishing and governing student board membership. The booklet also contains sample assessment instruments for both adult and youth board members and a short list of additional resources. (WFA)
Descriptors: Board Candidates, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Service Learning, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Student Role, Student School Relationship
National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-838-6722; Fax: 703-683-7590; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nsba.org/site/index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.