JIB: STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION-MAKING

FILE: JIB
 
As appropriate to the age of students, class or school organizations and school government 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.
 
The Committee will take into consideration student opinions in establishing policies that directly affect student programs, activities, privileges and other areas of student sensitivity.
 
Students will be welcomed at 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, the Committee will meet at least once every other month while school is in session with its student advisory committee, which is composed of five students elected by the high school student body. The chair of the student advisory committee 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 School Committee.
 
LEGAL REF.:
M.G.L. 71:38M
 
CROSS REF.:

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015