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Atascadero USD |  BB  9150  Board Bylaws

Student Board Members   

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The Board of Trustees believes that engaging the student body and seeking its input and feedback regarding the district's educational programs and activities are vital to achieving the district's mission of educating district students. To enhance communication between the Board and the student body and to encourage student involvement in district affairs, the Board may include at least one student Board member selected by the district's high school students in accordance with procedures approved by the Board.

The term of a student Board member shall be one year, commencing on July 1 of each year. A student Board member shall have the right to attend all Board meetings except closed (executive) sessions. (Education Code 35012)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

A student Board member shall be seated with other members of the Board. In addition, a student Board member may be recognized at Board meetings as a full member, shall receive all materials presented to other Board members except those related to closed sessions, and may participate in questioning witnesses and discussing issues. (Education Code 35012)

(cf. 9322 - Agenda/Meeting Materials)

Student Board Member Development

As necessary, the Superintendent or designee may, at district expense, provide learning opportunities to student Board members, through trainings, workshops, and conferences, to enhance their knowledge, understanding, and performance of their Board responsibilities.

The Superintendent or designee may periodically provide an orientation for student Board member candidates to give them an understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of Board service.

Legal Reference:


33000.5 Appointment of student members to State Board of Education

35012 Board members; number, election and terms; pupil members


3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act

Management Resources:



California Association of Student Councils:

National School Boards Association:


adopted: September 4, 2012 Atascadero, California