National Association of State Boards of Education

The National Association of State Boards of Education has a policy supporting student involvement in education decision-making. It states: Student involvement in education decision-making provides students with an increased understanding of the roles and responsibilities of policymakers and administrators, gives students an increased stake in their own education, and provides adults with a fresh perspective on […]

District of Columbia State Board of Education Student Advisory Committee

The District of Columbia State Board of Education has created a Student Advisory Committee. The DC SBOE Student Advisory Committee will be a voice for all students in the District of Columbia and a communication link between the State Board and other education decision-makers and students. Students who are committee members will also engage in service-learning projects […]

Quotes about Students on School Boards

What’s been said about students on school boards?   Following are quotes related to students on school boards, written for the SoundOut Students on School Boards Toolbox. For as long as I have been on the board, since 1985, we have had student reps. Some are better than others, but they all bring to the table the students’ […]

Barriers to Students on School Boards

What gets in the way of students being on school boards?   Following are barriers to students on school boards, written for the SoundOut Students on School Boards Toolbox. Unfortunately, there are many. The most immediately challenges are on the surface: the form and function of their involvement; whether they’re advisors, representatives or members; whether they can vote or […]

Students on School Boards in Mississippi

The following are facts about students on school boards in Mississippi. District School Boards  No information is currently available. Please submit details in the comments section below. State Board of Education There are 9 voting members of the Mississippi Board of Education, and none of them are student members or student representatives. Students cannot join or […]