Denver Student Board of Education

The Denver Student Board of Education is a group of 30 students who represent the fifteen high schools in the city.

The Denver, Colorado School District hosts a group of 30 students who represent the 15 high schools in district called the Denver Student Board of Education. They are charged to serve as leaders in their schools and represent all students at the district level. Students create projects that affect their local schools and report back on them to the district. They have also created a curriculum that is used in several high school leadership classes.

These students have to ask permission to speak to their regular board, and that does not happen frequently. According to a recent local newspaper article, the district has trepidations about giving students a regular voice in school policy-making. A school district attorney was quoted saying, “The law does not provide for a means by which to create a student position on the board, whether it’s a voting position or not.”

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