ABC STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISIONMAKING
A - FOUNDATIONS AND BASIC COMMENTS
Students are in a unique position to make positive contributions to the improvement of the educational program and to the operation of a more effective school system.
Therefore, it is the Board’s belief that students, in keeping with their level of maturity, should be encouraged to participate in the development of policies, regulations, and procedures that affect them. Their participation in decision-making shall be considered part of the educational process.
As appropriate to the age of students, class or school organizations, and school government organizations, such as student councils and a student board of education, may be formed to offer practice in self-government and to serve as channels for the expression of student ideas and opinions.
The Board shall take into consideration student opinions in establishing policies that directly affect student programs, activities, privileges, and other areas of student sensitivity.
Students shall be welcomed at Board meetings and granted privileges of speaking in line with such privileges extended the general public. In addition, student representatives from the student council at the high school level are elected to represent the student body at Board meetings.