WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new policy to include student representation on the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) was approved at Monday’s WOBOE meeting. Under the new policy, the student representative will take on the responsibility to assist in devising regulations for student conduct and responsibilities that provide all students with a healthy, safe and productive climate.

“By participating more actively, students can be a resource to the improvement of schools, and reduce cultural, generational and authority barriers to communications,” said the adopted policy states.

Position requirements determined by the board include that the students who are selected to represent the student body must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, be a student from grades 10 to 12 in good standing both academically and in conduct, have permission of parents to serve, and have the time and willingness to prepare for and to follow-up on board meetings as necessary.

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In addition, the representative must meet with the high school principal or a designee prior to board meetings to review remarks and discuss agenda items. He or she must also meet with students, and listen to issues of concern from the student body.

In other news, the WOBOE also held its Student & Faculty Recognition Night on Monday, where it honored the West Orange High School girls varsity basketball team for winning the 2018 State Sectional North 1, Group 4 championship, and the girls track and field team was recognized for winning the Super Essex Conference League championship. 

Both teams are pictured above. The next WOBOE meeting will be held on June 4.

To read more from this meeting, click HERE.