Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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2216 - Board of Education Student Member


The Grand Island Public Schools recognizes the need to provide the board with a greater insight into student activities, programs, needs, and to hear about lived experiences from the student perspective. In addition, the student board member will be a visible reminder of why the Board of Education exists and will promote the need for community service and civic engagement early on. The Grand Island Public Schools shall allow one nonvoting student member on the Board of Education.

Selection Process
In the spring semester (same week as class office campaign), Senior High administration will notify junior class students, via multiple means of communication, with information about the role and responsibilities of a student’s advisory role on the Board of Education.

     •  Interested students can obtain and submit an application from the counselors office
     •  Counselors review and narrow applicants to five for interviews and review by the GISH
         administrative team
     •  The Board President and select Board Members will conduct interviews
     •  The Board Governance Committee and GISH Admin will make the final determination

Guidelines
     •  Term of one year beginning at the September Board of Education meeting and ending
        after the May Board of Education meeting
     •  Non-voting member
     •  Shall not participate in executive or closed sessions
     •  Shall not introduce motions
     •  Can be appointed to board committees at the discretion of the Board President
     •  Shall follow the Board of Education Operating Principles
     •  Will work with the Board appointed board mentor
     •  The president of the Board, in consultation with the superintendent, has the right to limit
        the participation of a student member at the Board’s discretion. The decision of the
        board president is final and is not subject to review

 Role Definition
     •  Attend the monthly board meetings and issue a report approved by GISH administration
        to include:
            o   Updates on Activities
            o   Updates on Academies
            o   The pulse of student culture
     •  Connect with students in alternative school programs
     •  Visits to Elementary and Middle Schools to share about position
     •  Member of Superintendent Student Advisory Council
     •  Complete a Capstone Project, such as:  creating and leading a student group, surveys,            participate in district committees, connection to legislative issues, or other approved                projects by GISH and the Board of Education

Cross Reference:          2111 Board Operating Principles

.pdf version
Application

Policy adopted:  10.14.2021

Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

2216 - Board of Education Student Member


The Grand Island Public Schools recognizes the need to provide the board with a greater insight into student activities, programs, needs, and to hear about lived experiences from the student perspective. In addition, the student board member will be a visible reminder of why the Board of Education exists and will promote the need for community service and civic engagement early on. The Grand Island Public Schools shall allow one nonvoting student member on the Board of Education.

Selection Process
In the spring semester (same week as class office campaign), Senior High administration will notify junior class students, via multiple means of communication, with information about the role and responsibilities of a student’s advisory role on the Board of Education.

     •  Interested students can obtain and submit an application from the counselors office
     •  Counselors review and narrow applicants to five for interviews and review by the GISH
         administrative team
     •  The Board President and select Board Members will conduct interviews
     •  The Board Governance Committee and GISH Admin will make the final determination

Guidelines
     •  Term of one year beginning at the September Board of Education meeting and ending
        after the May Board of Education meeting
     •  Non-voting member
     •  Shall not participate in executive or closed sessions
     •  Shall not introduce motions
     •  Can be appointed to board committees at the discretion of the Board President
     •  Shall follow the Board of Education Operating Principles
     •  Will work with the Board appointed board mentor
     •  The president of the Board, in consultation with the superintendent, has the right to limit
        the participation of a student member at the Board’s discretion. The decision of the
        board president is final and is not subject to review

 Role Definition
     •  Attend the monthly board meetings and issue a report approved by GISH administration
        to include:
            o   Updates on Activities
            o   Updates on Academies
            o   The pulse of student culture
     •  Connect with students in alternative school programs
     •  Visits to Elementary and Middle Schools to share about position
     •  Member of Superintendent Student Advisory Council
     •  Complete a Capstone Project, such as:  creating and leading a student group, surveys,            participate in district committees, connection to legislative issues, or other approved                projects by GISH and the Board of Education

Cross Reference:          2111 Board Operating Principles

.pdf version
Application

Policy adopted:  10.14.2021

Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
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