Policy JIB Student Involvement in Decision-Making

File: JIB

Student Involvement in Decision-Making

Students are in a unique position to make positive contributions to the improvement of the educational program and to the operation of a more effective school system.

Therefore, it is the Board’s belief that students, in keeping with their level of maturity, should be encouraged to participate in the development of policies, regulations and procedures which affect them. Their participation in decision-making shall be considered part of the educational process.

As appropriate to the age of students, class or school organizations and student councils may be formed to offer practice in self-government and to serve as channels for the expression of student ideas and opinions. The Board may take into consideration student opinions in establishing policies which directly affect student programs, activities, privileges and other areas of student interest.

Adopted: 1978

Recoded: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado