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School Board Swears in Student Member

For the first time in the history of the Nevada Joint Union High School District, a student is now a member of the Board of Trustees. Junet Bedayn, a student at Nevada Union, won the district-wide student election, and was sworn in at the board meeting last night. District Superintendent Louise Johnson says the election was close, and resulted in a runoff between the top two vote getters…

Listen to Louise Johnson

The student member doesn’t get an official vote or sit in on closed sessions, but does get what is called a preferential vote on agenda items, can make motions or second them, and has access to all the same information the adult board members get. Pat Seeley is the newest adult board member, and says she feels confident that the board members will listen to what Bedayn has to say…

Listen to Pat Seeley

Johnson says Bedayn has been active at Nevada Union, and along with the school’s Social Justice Club and N-U Eco Club mounted a large recycling campaign to put recycle bins next to the trash cans, and also secured hydration stations, so that the students could carry reusable water bottles instead of plastic.

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