High School Student Representative to the Board of Education
New Jersey law requires school districts with any of the grades nine through twelve to include a minimum of one student selected by the student body to serve as a nonvoting student representative on the Board of Education. This requirement is outlined in P.L. 2021, c.446, which was signed into law on January 18, 2022 and codified at N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1.3 and N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-11.2. This new law states the student body shall appoint or elect the student representative in a process to be determined by the Superintendent and shall consider input from the student body. N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1.3 and N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-11.2 also outline the duties of the student representative to the Board.
The Manasquan Board of Education has done a first reading of a revision to its Bylaw 0143.2 and it is anticipated the revised bylaw will be put into effect at the September 2022 Board meeting.