Friday, July 14, 2000
High school student elected to state board
Concord-Carlisle High School senior Jody Kelman was elected to serve on the state board of education for the 2000-01 school year, the only student member of the board. Kelman will attend monthly board of education meetings in Malden and will vote on issues before the board. She said that Massachusetts has one of the few educational boards in the country that allows a student member to vote. Kelman, a Concord resident, was elected by her peers in the state student advisory council.
One of the upcoming issues before the board is appointing a new superintendent for the Lawrence school district. The former Lawrence superintendent resigned this year after disclosures of financial mismanagement within the school district. Other issues before the board of education include finalizing the state science/technology frameworks and reviewing the math frameworks, which are used as statewide curriculum guidelines and for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests.
For the last year Kelman has served on the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee as the student representative, in a non-voting position.
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