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Shelby students form congress to help advise board, superintendent

Shelby County’s school board will consider next month whether to approve a new student congress.

The congress, made up of middle and high school students, will meet with the school board and superintendent periodically to advise it on policies that directly impact students. Several students spoke at tonight’s meeting to explain the new congress’s role.

“I think there’s going to be great things to come from this organization,” said Kevin Woods, the board chair.

The board is expected to approve the congress at its December school board meeting.