School Board Appoints Student Representative

Portsmouth City School Board Appoints Student Representative
Posted on 06/16/2016


The Portsmouth City School Board has a new member, a student – MyKayla Moore, a rising senior at I.C. Norcom High School.
MyKayla will serve on the Portsmouth City School Board as a student representative for the 2016-2017 school year. In the event MyKayla is unable to attend a meeting, the School Board has appointed an alternate student representative, Teagan Rogers, a rising senior at Woodrow Wilson High School.
“We are pleased to have both students join our Board and look forward to hearing a student perspective,” said Claude Parent, School Board Chairman. “This is an excellent way for MyKayla and Teagan to represent their schools and keep the School Board in the know regarding school activities.”
MyKayla Moore, the 2016-2017 School Board Student Representative, interned with the Honorable Judge Johnny Morrison. She hopes to “bring the necessary changes to improve the schools.” Teagan Rogers, alternate student representative, is greatly involved in student activities and is an active volunteer in her community. She hopes to address student issues in her new role.

The students were sworn in by City Clerk Deborah White on Thursday, June 16, during the School Board Work Session. 

The student representatives serve in an advisory capacity and do not vote, nor do they attend closed meetings. The student representatives do not have access to confidential information, including student or personnel records.

The student representative(s) is expected to attend all regular, open meetings and to complete assignments for research and data collection when requested by the School Board. If the student representative is unable to attend the meeting, the student alternate will attend.