Following the successful addition of a non-voting high school student appointee to the Falls Church School Board this past year, the Citizens for a Better City has come forth with a formal proposal presented by Carol Loftur-Thun to the F.C. City Council Monday night calling for the formal adoption of a policy to permit qualified high school students to be appointed to all City volunteer boards and commissions as non-voting members.
All students from public, private and home schools would be eligible for consideration in the CBC’s plan, which has already been endorsed by F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields, School Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, George Mason High School principal Ty Byrd, and the boards of the CBC and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS).
With moral support from former vice mayor, current Planning Commissioner and long-time City schools teacher Lindy Hockenberry, Loftur-Thun’s presentation was met with enthusiasm by all members of the Council.