School building leadership can be a logical and impacting location for Meaningful Student Involvement in all schools.
When students participate in the formal activities of policy making, committee memberships and school improvement, they can be meaningfully involved in school leadership. This is more than simply attending school events. It is becoming actively engaged as fully equitable partners with adults in the guidance, deliberation, visioning and outcomes of the educational process for much more than the individual student.
Oftentimes, Meaningful Student Involvement in school leadership can affect hundreds, if not thousands of students. Engaging students in these activities includes opportunities for them to be involved in decision-making, research, planning, evaluation, co-learning and advocacy.
Places in School Building Leadership
- Park Forest Elementary School, State College, PA
- Sycamore Junior High Principal’s Advisory Committee, Cincinnati, OH
- Gonzales High School Site Council, Gonzales, CA
- Students as Systemic Decision-Makers
- Issues Addressed through Meaningful Student Involvement
- Meaningful Student Involvement Toolbox
- School Leadership Toolkit – Available from the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL), this toolkit guides European schools as they reflection on school leaderhsip. The EPNoSL toolkit seeks to ensure that the issues of equity and learning achievement underlie reflections on school leadership policy planning and encourages all school leadership stakeholders, including policy makers, school heads, teachers, administrators, parents and pupils to engage in a constructive dialogue. Meaningful Student Involvement is mentioned in context.