File: JIB - STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION-MAKING / STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION-MAKING / STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The School Committee will take into consideration student opinions in establishing policies that directly affect student programs, activities, privileges and rights.
Class or school organizations such as student councils, may be formed to offer practice in self-government and to serve as channels for the expression of students’ ideas and opinions.
Students will be welcomed at School Committee meetings and granted privileges of speaking in line with the privileges extended to the general public.
Student Advisory Committee
As required by state law, a Student Advisory Committee (comprised of five students elected by the high school student body) will meet with the School Committee at least once every other month while school is in session.
“The members of such student advisory committees shall, by majority vote prior to the first day of June in each year elect from their number a chairperson who shall serve for a term of one year. Said chairperson shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the school committee, without the right to attend executive sessions unless such right is expressly granted by the individual school committee. Said chairperson shall be subject to all school committee rules and regulations and shall serve without compensation.”
Legal Ref.:M.G.L. 71:38M, Student Advisory Committees
Cross Ref.:BDF, Advisory Committees
Revised:December 11, 2013