Sunday, January 15, 2012
Student submits proposal for non-voting member on school board
He's young, gifted and black. His name is Stephon Wright, a student at Emerson High School, a Buffalo City School District premier culinary school.
He told the Buffalo school board they should serve food as a way to bring people together.
What else does he want?
He submitted a proposal to the board to appoint a student as a non-voting member on the school board. Stephon was a candidate to fill the at-large seat Chris Jacobs vacated recently to become Erie County Clerk.
Although not appointed, his proposal merits consideration and the school board should develop a process to appoint a student to serve on the board.
There are student reps on school boards across the nation. And their voices are needed now to provide a student perspective on educational policies that impact them.
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