In a secondary school that offers upper secondary education, two senior students, selected by their peers, must serve on the school board. It’s the law.
Students can participate in the democracy of their school environment on the school board, but also on the student council. By electing their representatives, not only can youth take part in decisions that affect their school, they can also learn about the electoral process and get involved with projects that will make a difference.
Student participation in school democracy can take on many forms. Produced in collaboration with Éducaloi and Élections Québec, the infographic called Students’ voice: What place does it have in school? (in French) gives a quick overview of those opportunities. Principals and school staff members will learn how they can involve their students in decisions about their school environment.