What is a school board?

Little Rock Central High School | Little Rock, AR

Insherah Qazi from Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas explains what local school boards do and why they’re important. When the American Rescue Plan became law in March of 2021, more than 120 billion dollars was sent to K-12 schools. The money is being used for safe reopening, addressing learning loss and whatever else the district decides is necessary. Local school boards are the ones making these decisions, so it’s never been more important to understand what they do and how students can get involved.

This piece was produced and edited by youth media producer Becky Wandel.