Isenberg and Swabick Serve as TASD School Board Student Representatives

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Ashlynn McKinney

A socially distant Mason Swabick and Lucia Isenberg.

Tyrone High School senior Lucia Isenberg and junior Mason Swabick are the 2020-2021 Tyrone Area School Board Student Representatives.

The job of the student school board representatives is to be the voice of the Tyrone student body at the board meetings. They inform the board of issues in relation to the students.

“[Having student board representatives] gives the Board members an opportunity to hear and see things through the students’ perspective. This is very important to the board members and to the Administration as well,” said Tyrone Superintendent Leslie Estep.

[Having student board representatives] gives the Board members an opportunity to hear and see things through the students’ perspective. This is very important to the board members and to the Administration as well”

— Superintendent Leslie Estep

Isenberg is returning for her second and final year and Swabick is in his first year as a student board representative.

Due to COVID-19, most of the meetings have been held over Zoom. Despite this, both representatives have been making their voices heard.

Although the representatives do not get to vote on issues, they are able to help the board make decisions by understanding the situation from the student’s perspective.

According to Swabick his favorite part of being a representative is “getting the message out from the junior class and making their voices heard,” said Swabick.

Being her second year as a student board rep, Isenberg has a good understanding of what to do and how to most effectively make an impact.

“It’s a great opportunity to not only inform myself about the inner workings of our district but to update the Board from a student perspective,” said Isenberg.

The board appreciates the time and effort the students put into this responsibility.

“We do our jobs for the students and feedback and perspective from them is vital. I know that the Board is always impressed with and appreciates the time and effort that the student representatives devote to attending meetings and delivering their reports,” said Estep.

Any students who have an issue or concern that they would like presented to the board should speak to Isenberg or Swabick.