Board considers place for student trustees

School District 27 trustees are researching the idea of appointing student trustees for the district.

School District 27 trustees are researching the idea of appointing student trustees for the district.

During their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26 a report on the idea initiated by Trustee Sheila Boehm was forwarded to the education committee for further examination and consideration.

According to Boehm’s researche two other B.C. school districts have appointed student trustees and many student trustees have been appointed in Ontario. The student trustees act as liaisons between the board and students at their respective schools.

The Sunshine Coast SD 46, for instance, has established a district student leadership team to act as liaison between the student trustees and the student body.

As non-elected representatives the student trustees are not entitled to vote on the elected boards or sit in on meetings of the boards that are closed to the public.

But the student trustees can sit in on committee and board meetings to provide student perspective and suggestions on matters before the board.

And while they can’t vote on motions they may be able to make suggestions for potential motions made by the board.

The student trustees are also not permitted to participate in discussion where there is a conflict of interest or an apparent conflict of interest, such as a parent or sibling having a direct or indirect financial interest in the matter being discussed.


Just Posted

Cow Moose Sign founder wants LEH for antlerless moose hunt in B.C. stopped

“Shooting a cow moose — it’s just not the right thing to do, especially in this region”

‘A balanced view’: How to talk to kids about B.C.’s overdose crisis

Two teens died of suspected overdoses last week in B.C., prompting parents to talk to children about drug use

Are your kids spending too much time on social media?

Study suggests it can hurt teens’ mental health

Back to school supplies community fundraiser in the works to help local children

Staples is collecting donations to help families in need

Three generations of Seiberts to race together Saturday at Thunder Mountain

Karl Seibert, his son, Trevor Seibert, and his grandson, Ryley Seibert, are all set to race

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Most Read