School board considers student trustees

  • Oct. 21, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The school board is exploring the idea of adding a couple of student trustees to its table to offer a student perspective on educational issues. Superintendent Angus Wilson said some other school boards, like Vancouver, have student trustee positions and it might be a good idea for Haida Gwaii. He prepared a draft vision of how the new positions could work. The draft calls for two student positions, one from G.M. Dawson and one from Queen Charlotte Secondary. The student trustees could be elected by their peers or appointed by student councils. They would attend all regular public meetings of the school board, present a report at each one and join in discussions, but would not be able to vote. “This is just a starting point, I’m sure there are many things that can be changed or altered,” Mr. Wilson said. Trustees said it sounded like a good idea, but wondered whether any students would be interested. They agreed to have Mr. Wilson work on the idea further and add it to the agenda for their October meeting.

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