VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Vancouver School Board will have a decidedly younger look next fall.
The board has voted unanimously to allow a student trustee, elected from the Vancouver District School Council.
Board chair Patti Bacchus hopes the Grade 11 or 12 trustee will be able to contribute something new. “The goal is to have students have more direct input into decision making priorities.”
She thinks reaction will be positive. “Once people see this in action, see that it can work, that it really only adds more input, more perspective into our discussion.”
The new trustee will also get school credits for the role. Bacchus says the board has been considering the move for about a year.
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