Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • In the fall of 1969, former School Board Member the Rev. Arthur Libby Albers recommended the creation of a Students Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Committee. The purpose of the committee was to provide a channel through which students could express their concerns, desires, ideas, problems, and recommendations for the administration of schools and the school system.

    For more than 40 years, the SR&R committees have been an excellent forum where students have been afforded an opportunity to develop responsibility and outstanding leadership skills. SR&R members are exposed to invaluable experiences such as gaining an understanding of the school system as a whole; interacting with the Superintendent and School Board members; learning from central staff how a large school system operates; and interacting with other student leaders from across the system.

    The SR&R is comprised of three Student Government leaders from each high school who are selected by the principal at the beginning of the school year.

    The SR&R committee meets once a month at the Administration Building in Largo. Once each year the committee meets with School Board members and the Superintendent to share ideas and concerns and ask questions. They also meet annually with just the Superintendent.