JFB - Student Involvement in Decision Making
The district recognizes the importance of student input and participation in decision-making. Students have valuable insight into the services they receive, and their active participation in district affairs helps prepare them to be engaged and contributing members of society.
Students will be encouraged to attend open Board meetings and other venues where district and school matters are discussed and to serve on district and school leadership committees.
In developing rules, regulations and arrangements for school system operation, the superintendent will include at the planning stage, whenever feasible and appropriate, a representative of those students who will be affected by such provisions.
The district will consider students’ input on the strategic plan, budget priorities, staff, facilities, technology and policies that affect their experience in school. The superintendent or designee will establish procedures through which students can readily communicate their ideas and opinions regarding the operation of the schools on district matters. The district also will support and encourage staff to gather feedback on their performance from the students with whom they have substantial contact and to use the information to develop their practices.
Students are allowed to participate in the operation of schools through the following methods:
- Student representatives are selected by each high school principal to serve as Board representatives;
- Students are selected/appointed to serve on site councils at each of the comprehensive high schools;
- Each comprehensive high school will establish procedures for Associated Student Body (ASB) councils at each school.
- Other methods as determined by individual buildings.