Here are different facts about roles for students on school boards in Delaware.
- In 1972, the Delaware state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
- In 1972, they also reported there was a government youth advisory council for the State, and that they utilized it.
- Today, there are 7 voting members of theDelaware State Board of Education, with no positions for student members or student representation.
- Students in Delaware can legally join district school boards, but cannot vote.
- Students are selected from the student council at local high schools.
- As of 2012, two of 19 school boards reported they have student representation. Students serve one year terms at Woodbridge School District (p. 25) and Milford School District.
- As of 2017, students in one district are lobbying for student representation on their local school board.
- They are not formal members of the state school board association, and do not receive specific training to support their involvement.
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