Jarrett: Questioning student school board members casting votes

Just as a point of information:

I was surprised to read that Konocti Unified student school board members voted to refuse the COVID mandate.

When did student representatives to the Konocti Unified School Board become voting members? When I served on the board from 2002 to 2010 we had student representatives who gave input but who certainly did not cast a vote. These students are not elected and are not accountable to the public the way elected board members are.

I believe this is a mistake to allow student representatives to vote on matters which come before the board. Please cite the legal reference that allows this.

Carolynn Jarrett lives in Clearlake, California.