GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- In a little more than a month, the average age of a person seated behind a microphone at Greencastle-Antrim School District board meetings will drop dramatically.
As early as the Oct. 16 board meeting, Greencastle-Antrim will welcome a high school junior and a high school senior as student representatives to the board of directors.
The school district voted 7-0 to approve the initiative at its board meeting Thursday night.
"In previous years, school board members have humored the idea and talked about it," said high school assistant principal Christine Reiber, who is directing the search for the two student representatives. "We researched the Pennsylvania School Board Association and looked at surrounding school districts. We looked at all examples to see what worked best for us."
Reiber and administrators formed guidelines for potential student representatives -- both academic and disciplinary. Any junior or senior may apply, but they must have a grade-point average of at least 2.0 and cannot have any suspensions within a nine-month period.