Board of Ed Welcomes Student Representatives

Board of Ed Welcomes Student Representatives
Posted on 10/21/2021
student board membersTwo Rondout Valley Central School District (RVCSD) students were recently selected to represent the student body on the Board of Education (BOE) for the 2021-2022 school year. Emily Bartolone, a junior at Rondout Valley High School, took her oath of office at the September 28 BOE meeting. Returning student representative Tanner Poremba, a senior, took his oath of office at the October 12 meeting. 

Both students have ideas and goals that they plan to pursue during their time as student representatives to the Board and have already begun asking their peers for input in order to establish some goals and priorities. More accessible vegan and vegetarian options in the cafeteria, increased LGBTQ education, and mindful spending are a few topics they hope to tackle this year.

“I’m happy to be here,” Tanner remarked. “These Board members are all volunteers who work hard to make my education better, and I’m happy to be a part of that.” 

The student representatives are responsible for making sure that all students have a voice, even at the elementary level. They will work together with the BOE to establish a plan to involve students in every building, and at every grade level. 

RVCSD Superintendent Dr. Joseph Morgan is happy to have the students on board. “It is important for us that we reach the students and hear their ideas,” he said. “Tanner and Emily are both great candidates for this position and have already shown that they will work hard at making sure that every student is heard. We look forward to working with them.”