Here are facts about students on school boards in Pennsylvania.

  • In 1972, the Pennsylvania state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards.
  • Today, students can join district school boards but cannot vote.
  • Selection methods vary, with appointments, selections and student council presidents being selected. Students cannot vote on the state school board.
  • Students are formal members of the state school board association and receive specific training to support their involvement.
  • The state school board association has a program for student board representatives at their annual conference.

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