The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Board of Education is proud to welcome its newly elected Student Representatives to the Board, starting with the December 6, 2022, meeting and serving for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year:
Lauren Hatten, a senior at Cass Technical High School and
Amara Small, a junior at The School of Marygrove.
Makyla Burise, a senior at Northwestern, will serve as the Alternate Student Representative.
In their roles, the Student Representatives will provide the students’ perspective at the District-wide level. As ex officio members of the governing Board body, the students will be able to champion their fellow students' voice while receiving guidance and support from staff and the elected Board. Lauren, Amara, and Makyla were elected by their peers of the District’s Youth Executive Council (DEYC) to these positions of honor and student privilege.
“Being on the Board is important to me, because I have been in DPS/DPSCD for 13 years of my life and I have seen firsthand the potential and greatness of all the students that our district possesses,” said Lauren. “As a student representative on the Board, I want to make long-lasting change to resolve the issues our district faces and to ensure equity throughout all our schools. I am very excited and proud to have this position.”
The Board of Education thanks Brooke Snow, a 2022 graduate from the Detroit School of Arts, and Perriel Pace, now a junior at Legacy Academy, for their distinguished service as Board of Education Student Representatives for SY 2021-22.