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How a High School Student Became a School Board Member

By Kaylee Domzalski — October 18, 2022 2:33
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Shiva Rajbhandari, a senior at Boise High School in Idaho, was sworn in this September as a member of the Boise Schools Board of Trustees, becoming the first student to serve on that city’s school board. The 18-year-old won against an incumbent candidate with 56 percent of the votes in a special election last month. He joins the small number of students on school boards across the country with voting rights instead of serving in an advisory role.

Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.


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