Among the items to be discussed tonight at the Twin Rivers Unified school board meeting is whether to add a student member to the board.
"It helps keep you focused on the main reason we are there," said Twin Rivers trustee Walter Garcia Kawamoto, who asked to place the student board member discussion on the agenda. "It's good when we discuss policy decisions to have a student's perspective."
The student board member discussion will come after several key decisions tonight, including the possible appointment of an interim superintendent and how the district will move forward with a response to a critical grand jury report released in June.
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Kawamoto said his suggestion regarding the student board member program is to have two students selected from the district's student leadership council take turns sitting on the dais during meetings.
"Because they are students, they may not be able to go to every meeting or stay until the end," Kawamoto said. "That's why I am hoping to have two."