Adam King, one of the leaders of NYRA’s Chapter Formation Division, has undertaken a project in Asheville, NC. King is working to introduce a position on the school board that would give a non-voting seat to a student representative chosen by the county’s students. He has worked extensively to hopefully make this project a success. He appeared on his local television news station on Thursday, February 23, 2006, as the first story on two newscasts. He has also been mentioned on local radio stations, and he has been interviewed by a reporter for a local newspaper.
King has the full support of his school’s principal, many teachers, the student council, and many parents. Originally, he would be presenting the idea to the Board of Education on Thursday, March 2, 2006. However, the Board voted to postpone the proposal until the next meeting which is on April 6, 2006.
For more information, read his blog entry at NYRA’s Age of Reason.