Nevada Joint Union High School District’s Student Board Member Position
Role of a Student Board Member:
Students of the Nevada Joint Union High School District will be electing a student to serve on the District Board for the 2023-2024 school year. The role of a NJUHSD student Board member will be to enhance communication between the Board and the student body, and to encourage student involvement in district affairs. The student Board member will be given preferential voting rights meaning that they will cast their vote and state their opinion prior to the actual Board’s vote, but the student’s vote will not be a part of the numeric count. The student may also make motions that may be acted upon by the Board.
All candidates must be an enrolled student of the Nevada Joint Union High School District. The elected student will be expected to attend all of the 2023-2024 open session Board meetings (all starting at 6:00pm). Meetings are regularly scheduled at Bear River, Nevada Union and Silver Springs high schools. If the elected student misses three meetings consecutively, they will be removed from the Board of Trustees.
Every school in the District will have one vote. Each school will have their own election (via Google Form) with all the candidates from the District. The candidate who receives a majority of the votes from a student body will receive that school’s one vote. Each school in the District will hold their election by May 26, 2023.
Applications for 2024-2025 school year will be held in May, 2024.
"Since the start of my freshman year, I have felt the disconnect between the students on our campus and the district staff. It often felt like the voices of our students were just drowned out by adults and it was really disheartening to see. So I made it my goal this year, to make sure that the voices of our students are heard. At the end of the day, the biggest reason I would like to be a Student Representative is to make sure that every student in our district who wants to be heard has that opportunity."