Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5810 - STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL AFFAIRS

The Board of Education believes that students should be invited to participate in the governance of school activities at levels appropriate to their ages and competencies, because:

 A.students should have a part in the determination of activities which so deeply affect their lives;

 B.as an institution fundamental to the operation of a democratic society, the schools should strive to exemplify the democratic ideal of citizen participation in decision making;

 C.as part of their educational development, students should assume some of the responsibility of planning and executing the activities of the schools;

 D.students are a valuable resource whose contributions can materially aid and benefit the schools.

The Board directs that students be invited to participate in administrative decision-making in the areas of student conduct and the disciplinary code and co-curriculum planning appropriate to their age and competencies.