The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is proud to announce we will be starting our first Student School Board Member Academy. Students will learn how the school board works and will get hands-on experience. The academy is open to all Santa Cruz County students, grades 7th to 11th.
The following topics will be covered:
- Understanding the School Board
- Brown Act & Roberts Rule of Order/Procedure
- Public Speaking & Ethics
- Budget: How Money Is Spent & School Board Jurisdiction 101
We currently have students from Harbor High School, Pacific Collegiate School, Pajaro Valley High School, Santa Cruz High School, Soquel High School, and Watsonville High School.
Students will have the opportunity to get additional hands-on experience by presenting to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education on July 21.