N.B. students get a vote on how schools run

Proposed law gives kids a seat on province’s school boards

New Brunswick high school students could soon have a vote in how their schools are operated. The province has put forward legislation that would give students a seat on district education councils. The representatives, to be elected by student council presidents, will be full voting members of school boards with the exception of personnel matters. According to Education Minister Kelly Lamrock, the move is in response to concerns from students, who have expressed the desire to become more involved. “I think having students at the front line saying when they feel engaged and when they don’t will make for better decision-making at all levels,” he said.

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