9150 – Bylaws – Organization – Student Board Members

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 10/22/2009

The Board believes it is important to seek out and consider students’ ideas, viewpoints and reactions to the educational program.  In order to provide student input and involvement, the Board shall include one student Board member from the high school.

The term of the student Board member shall be one calendar year, commencing on May 1. The student Board member shall have the right to attend all Board meetings except closed sessions.

Student Board members shall be seated with regular Board members and be recognized at meetings as full members.  They may participate in questioning witnesses and discussing issues and shall receive all materials presented to Board members except those related to closed sessions.

The Student Board member may cast preferential votes on all matters except those subject to closed session discussion.  Preferential votes shall be cast with the official Board vote and shall not affect the final numerical outcome of a vote.  Preferential votes shall be recorded in the Board meeting minutes.

The Student Board member may make motions that may be acted upon by the Board, except on matters dealing with employer-employee relations pursuant to Government Code 3540-3549.3.

Student Board members may be reimbursed for mileage but shall not receive compensation for attendance at Board meetings.

Legal Reference:


33000.5  Appointment of student members to State Board of Education

35012  Board members; number, election and terms;  pupil members


3540-3549.3  Meeting and Negotiating in Public Educational Employment


(12/90 12/92)  3/93


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