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Our student trustee: ‘I have had a wonderful time’

Our student trustee: ‘I have had a wonderful time’

maribeth hainesStudent trustee. Two seven letter words on the surface but when viewed further, has much more depth that what meets the eye.  The definition being: “Student trustees serve an important role for a school board.  They represent the voice of students in decisions about education in each district and they help keep students informed about important decisions that affect them.”

I believe this role is much more. Being able to meet new faces, build strong relationships and impacting yourself and others along the way. In the span of a few short months, I have had the opportunity to present and bring back to the schools some obstacles that have happened or have been fixed. Coming from a student perspective, I can honestly say that having a student voice be a part of the school board is very effective and useful. No one knows students better than students know themselves.

I have had a wonderful time discussing issues and meeting new people. I am proud to say that we are one of the only districts to have a student trustee. I would like to thank all of the people who have supported me or helped throughout my time as the student representative for the school year of 2016/17. And good luck to the future student trustees.

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