Here are facts about roles for students on school boards in Nevada.
District School Boards
- In 1972, the Nevada state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
- Today, students can join district but cannot vote.
State Board of Education
- There are 11 members total of the Nevada State Board of Education, including one non-voting student member.
- There is currently one student advisor to the Nevada State Board of Education.
- Student advisors are selected by the Nevada Association of Student Councils.
- They must be in the 11th or 12th grade.
- Their terms are one year long.
- The Nevada State Board of Education has had student representatives since 1978.
- The Nevada State Board of Education voluntarily includes one nonvoting student representative.
- The student member is required to attend four of the annual State Board of Education meetings, and give a report after corresponding with student groups. This is an informal agreement between the Nevada State Board of Education and the Nevada State Student Council.
- There is no legislation in Nevada mandating student involvement.
- Students are eligible for appropriate state reimbursement.
- Each year, the Nevada Association of Student Councils elects a student from its membership to serve on the Nevada State Board of Education.
- All officers elected at membership schools meet at an annual NASC conference.
- Each candidate submits an application to NASC and then campaigns for the position at the conference.
- Only elected officers of NASC member schools may run for the position, and only NASC members may vote.
- The top vote getter is elected to the Nevada State Board of Education for one year.
- Additionally, the Student Representative is required to send newsletters to each high school student council and have regular correspondence with the NASC.
- Students on School Boards Toolbox Table of Contents
- SoundOut Guide to Students on School Boards 2nd Edition