Here are facts about roles for students on school boards in New York.

District School Boards

  • Students in New York can join district school boards but cannot vote.
  • Usually student representatives they are appointed as ex-officio representatives.
  • They are selected by a variety of methods; afterwards, they must be recommended by the superintendent and ratified by a majority of the school board.
  • The student must be a senior who has attended a high school in the district for at least the last two years.
  • In rare circumstances, students can be officially elected if they are 18 years old and meet other minimum requirements.
  • In New York, students who are over 18 years old and meet other minimum requirements can be officially elected.
  • Students who are under 18 are appointed as ex-officio representatives, typically with non-voting status.
  • The selection of a student representative is a bit complicate d.
  • He/she can be identified by a variety of methods, must be recommended by the superintendent and ratified by a majority of the board.
  • The student must be a senior who has attended a high school in the district for at least the last two years.

New York State School Board

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New York School Boards Association

  • 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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Published by Adam Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at http://soundout.org/Adam

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