&nbsThe Kodiak Island Borough School District is looking for a few good boys and girls.
In an effort to increase student leadership, the district will be starting a
School Board Leadership Pilot Program.
Stewart McDonald explained to the board of education at last night’s (Monday
night’s) work session that the idea is to offer more opportunities for students
to participate in and learn about school governance first hand. It’s also an
attempt to attract more students to the position of student representative on
the school board.
Leadership 1 :31s “…to try this opportunity out.”)
What the students
would do is act as pages at the school board’s regular meetings every month.
School board Administrative Assistant Bonnie Baker, who would run the program,
explained how it would work.
Leadership 2 :38s “…shadow the older student.”)
Besides giving the
students first hand experience with local government, Baker said the program
would have one additional benefit.
Leadership 3 :06s “…assistance to me [laughter]”)
representative to the school board, Candace Jensen, was absent and couldn’t
provide her input. But other board members thought it sounded like a good idea.
Board member Peggy Rauwolf:
Leadership 4 :11s “…and we’d have more interest.”)
first meeting with the new student pages is expected to be the September 29th