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

  • Students in Virginia can join district and state school boards but cannot vote on either.
  • Selection methods for district school boards vary across the state.
  • They serve one year terms.
  • Students are formal members of the state school board association, and do receive specific training to support their involvement.
  • There is a special seminar at the state school board association convention.
  • Students may attend all state school board association meetings and there are networking events for students at these meetings.


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