Here are different facts about roles for students on school boards in Arkansas.

  • There are 9 voting members on the Arkansas State Board of Education. There are no student members.
  • Local districts do have students on boards sometimes.
  • There is no uniform way students are involved in school boards in Arkansas.
  • Each school district selects their student representatives differently.
  • The terms for students vary.
  • Students are not formal members of the state school board association, and do not receive specific training to support their involvement.


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