The following are facts about students on school boards in Maine.

State School Board

  • There are 9 voting members of the Maine State Board of Education and 2 student non-voting members.
  • The student members are a junior and senior in high school.
  • Student members serve for 2 year terms.

District School Boards

  • In 1972, the Maine state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
  • Today, students can join and but cannot vote on district school boards.
  • The Maine State Charter does not permit student votes to be counted.

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