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

  • There are 7 voting members (8 members total) of the Florida State Board of Education¬†with no role for students.
  • Students can join district school boards as non-voting representatives who are appointed by the school board.
  • As of 2012, seven of 67 school boards have student members.
  • Some districts allow students voting representation and some do not.
  • Students serve one year terms.
  • 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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