Mat-Su school board sharply limits role of its student representative

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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PALMER — The Mat-Su school board on Wednesday night sharply restricted the ability of its single student representative to participate in meetings, putting new limits on a position created more than 40 years ago. At the packed meeting at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District administrative building, dozens of students wore yellow shirts to show support for student voices. Many waved signs reading “Stand for students” and expressed frustration at a policy change that some described as silencing the sometimes dissenting voice of a representative they elected. The school board in...

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