File BBBAB: Student Representatives to the School Board

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The M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors recognizes the value of a student voice in the governance of the school system and encourages student participation through the position of student representative to the Board of Directors. Student representatives will serve as liaison between the school and the Board.

The Board will have two (2) two-year student representatives. To qualify, the students must be enrolled full time at Mt. Ararat High School and have sufficient credits to qualify as a junior. Initially, the high school Student Council will choose a junior and a senior to the Board. The junior will serve a two-year term. Thereafter, a junior will be chosen annually by the student government each fall to a two-year term. Upon being chosen as a representative, the student will be given a Board mentor to provide orientation and support.

Student representatives will have seats at the table of all Board meetings and will have access to all non-confidential meeting materials. They will be encouraged to share their viewpoints in the same manner as the elected Board members. They will have all privileges of elected Board members with the exception of a counted vote and attendance at executive sessions or confidential meetings. Student representatives also have a seat at all Board sub-committees, if they wish to attend.

Student representatives to the Board will earn one-half (1/2) course credit for two (2) years of participation on the Board.

FIRST READING: February 17, 2005
SECOND READING: March 10, 2005
ADOPTION: March 10, 2005

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