Issue Date: 1/16/2019
Appointment of student member of board upon student petition
Upon receipt of a qualifying student petition, the Board of Education may appoint a nonvoting student member to the Board in addition to the regular members authorized by law. Utah Code § 20A-14-206(1), (3)(a) (2018)
Requirements for petition
To qualify, the petition shall have the signatures of:
1) At least 500 students regularly enrolled in high school in the District; or
- 2) At least 10% of the number of students regularly enrolled in high school in the District, whichever is less. Utah Code § 20A-14-206(2) (2018)
Term of office
A student member’s term is for one year, beginning on July 1 and ending the following June 30.
Student member qualifications
To be qualified, a student board member shall be enrolled in a high school in the District and may be under 18 years of age.
Student member participation
A student member has the right to participate in all open board meetings.
Entitlement to expense allowances
A student board member is entitled to expense allowances granted other board members under Section 53G-4-204.
Immunity for acts of board