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Published November 16, 2010, 05:26 PM

Devils Lake School Board Could Have Student Member

The Devils Lake School Board has been approached about allowing a student to be an at-large member of the board.

At Monday night's school board meeting, board members discussed the possibility of allowing a student to be a non-voting member of the board.

Devils Lake Public Schools Superintendent Steve Swiontek says the board did have a few concerns, but overall felt it was a positive idea.

The idea was brought to the board by a student who had attended a convention and thought student input on the board could be helpful to both students and the board.

And after doing some research, Swiontek says Devils Lake would be the first school in North Dakota to allow this.

"I think there's a great opportunity for the school board to ask questions of the student, how might you feel about these things," Swiontek said.

Swiontek and Student Council president James Boone have been asked to devise a plan as to how the student would be elected.