The following are facts about students on school boards in Minnesota.
District School Boards
- In 1972, the Minnesota state department of education reported that they did not encourage local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
- Today, students can join district school boards but cannot vote.
- In 1972, the Edina-Morningside School District had a Student Board of Education. It was partially elected and partially student council-appointed, and met before the meetings of the regular adult school board to present student concerns to their elders through the superintendent.
State Board of Education
- Minnesota does not have a state board of education.
Minnesota School Board Association
- They are not formal members of the state school board association
- They do not receive specific training to support their involvement.
- Students can participate in the state school board association’s normal board training.
- Student representatives are also scheduled to speak at a workshop/breakout session to adult school board members at their annual convention.
- Minnesota Youth Advisory Council
- Students on School Boards Toolbox Table of Contents
- SoundOut Guide to Students on School Boards 2nd Edition