STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING
Students are in a unique position to make positive contributions to the improvement of the educational program and to the operation of a more effective school system.
It is the Board's belief that students, in keeping with their level of maturity, should be encouraged to participate in the development of policies, regulations, and procedures which affect them. Their participation in decision making will be considered part of the educational process.
As appropriate to the age of students, 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 student ideas and opinions.
The Board, through the staff, will take into consideration student opinions in establishing policies which directly affect student programs, activities, privileges, and other areas of student sensitivity.
Students will be welcomed at Board meetings and granted privileges of speaking in line with such privileges extended the general public.
Cross Reference: 204.12 Public Participation at Board Meetings
506 Student Activities
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 9/11/06 Columbus, Nebraska