School Boards

Students on School Boards in Michigan

The following are facts about students on school boards in Michigan.

District School Boards

There are 891 public school boards in Michigan. They serve approximately 1.5 million students in 3,550 K-12 schools.

  • Students in Michigan can join district school boards but cannot vote. Their terms vary.
  • High school principals generally train student representatives through their building’s Honor Society.

Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)

  • There are 8 voting members on the Michigan State Board of Education. None of them are student members or representatives.
  • Students are not formal members of the state school board association, but are offered specific training to support their involvement.

Michigan State School Board

There are eight members on the Michigan State School Board who are joined by the state superintendent, the governor and the state board executive.

  • There are no student representatives on the state board of education.

Michigan Students on Board Resources

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