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Hayward USD |  BB  9150  Board Bylaws

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The Governing Board 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 shall 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 school year, commencing in September 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 shall 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)

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: February 18, 1992 Hayward, California

revised: February 11, 1998

revised: May 30, 2001

revised: October 10, 2012

revised: May 6, 2015