Here are facts about students on school boards in Oregon.
Local School Boards
- In 1972, the Oregon state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
- Today, students can join district school boards but cannot vote. Each district decides how they want to select students, and appoint representatives once they are selected.
- In Oregon, most local boards appoint student representatives.
State Board of Education
- Students in Oregon cannot vote on the state school board.
Oregon School Board Association
- Students are not formal members of the state school board association, and do not receive specific training to support their involvement.
- Districts are allowed to send student board representatives to the state school board association leadership conference.
- Portland Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council
- Oregon Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council
- Students on School Boards Toolbox Table of Contents
- SoundOut Guide to Students on School Boards 2nd Edition