Under the approved rules, the student term begins Aug. 1 and will run through July 31 of the following year. Interested candidates will submit an application to their high schools and a committee at each school will select two as semifinalists.
A committee in the superintendent’s office will pick three students from that pool. They’ll be interviewed by the superintendent, who makes the final recommendation to the board for approval.
The student representative will not vote, attend closed meetings or have access to confidential information. The student also will complete research assignments requested by the board.
Member Tanya Bhasin said at a meeting that the process will help ensure a diverse candidate pool.
“Our student voices are so valuable, and we underestimate that voice,” she said.