School board considers student representation

  • Jun. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The school board is considering expanding its membership to include students as representatives, those attending the board meeting in Charlotte June 24 heard.Superintendent Angus Wilson presented the idea, saying student trustees would not have all the powers of elected trustees, and would not be able to attend in-camera meetings, nor would they be able to vote. But they would be able to add items to the agenda, and report to the board as regular trustees do, he said.The idea would assist in empowering young people and give them some political experience, he said.”In our case, (given our geographic challenges), we might consider a north end and a south end (student) trustee,” Mr. Wilson said.Mr. Wilson will look into various representation models and report back to the board when it meets next in September.

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