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S1406......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION - Amends existing law to provide for an ex officio
nonvoting member of the State Board of Education to be a student of a state
supported college or university; to provide eligibility criteria for the
student; and to provide when the governor shall appoint the student member.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1406
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP ON THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; AMENDING SECTION
3 33-102, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR AN EX OFFICIO NONVOTING MEMBER OF THE
4 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO BE A STUDENT OF A STATE SUPPORTED COLLEGE OR
5 UNIVERSITY, TO PROVIDE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE STUDENT AND TO PRO-
6 VIDE WHEN THE GOVERNOR SHALL APPOINT THE STUDENT MEMBER.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 33-102, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 33-102. MEMBERSHIP -- APPOINTMENT -- TERM OF OFFICE -- QUALIFICATIONS --
11 PLACE OF OFFICE. The state board of education shall consist of the state
12 superintendent of public instruction, who shall be an ex officio voting member
13 and who shall serve as executive secretary of the board for all elementary and
14 secondary school matters, and seven (7) eight (8) members appointed by the
15 governor, each for a term of five (5) years, except one (1) ex officio non-
16 voting student member who shall serve for a term of one (1) year. Annually on
17 the first day of March the governor shall appoint members to fill the board
18 positions for which the terms of office have expired. The governor shall, by
19 appointment, fill any vacancy on the board, such appointment to be for the
20 unexpired term of the retiring member. Appointment to the board shall be made
21 solely upon consideration of the ability of such appointees efficiently to
22 serve the interests of the people, and education, without reference to local-
23 ity, occupation, party affiliation or religion. Any person appointed to said
24 board shall have been a resident of the state for not less than three (3)
25 years prior to the date of appointment; and shall qualify and assume the
26 duties in accordance with laws governing similar appointments to, and qualifi-
27 cations for, office on other state boards. All appointments of members to the
28 state board of education made after the effective date of this act must be
29 confirmed by the senate. One (1) of the appointed positions on the state board
30 of education shall be reserved for membership by a student appointed by the
31 governor. The student shall be a resident of the state of Idaho and shall be
32 registered as a full-time student at one (1) of the state supported colleges
33 or universities. After the first day of June, but on or before the first day
34 of July, the governor shall choose one (1) registered full-time student from a
35 state supported college or university to be appointed on or before the first
36 day of August. The ex officio nonvoting student member shall not be subject to
37 confirmation by the senate.
38 Members of the state board of education holding office on the effective
39 date of this act shall continue in office for the balance of the term to which
40 they were appointed.
41 The state board shall have and maintain its office in Ada county.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
As every university student in the State of Idaho pays into their
education by tuition and/or fees they have an increased interest as
consumers in the direction of higher education. Having a non-
voting university student on the State Board of Education would
allow students to more actively take part in the debate concerning
their education. This legislation would also allow students a
greater voice for transparency and accountability with their
school's individual administrations and would establish a system
that would more effectively provide to the voting board members
valuable input from the students' perspective.
The fiscal impact of this bill is $3,625.00 which is the average
cost of travel for one additional board member, according to FY2005
the last full fiscal year.
Name: Tim Flaherty
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1406