The Philomath School Board will consider the possibility of giving a student a seat at the table as one of its discussion topics at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the school district’s office building at 1620 Applegate St. For those who want to attend, enter the building through a door situated at the back of the building.

The Oregon School Boards Association’s sample policy on such a move outlines the extent of a student’s participation. The representative would receive all meeting materials, be provided with a place at the board table and have the same privileges of discussion like any of the board members. However, the student would not participate in voting or be permitted to make motions.

Another discussion on the meeting agenda relates to the school libraries. After two parents at last month’s meeting voiced their opposition to the availability of a book that they described as inappropriate and pornographic, the meeting agenda includes a discussion on the district’s library acquisition process.

Other items that stand out on the agenda include a discussion of the State Report Card, possible approval of the district’s updated COVID-19 management plan and the discussion and vote on renewing  agreements with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

The agenda also includes the typical reports that are given at monthly meetings along with a few other discussion and action items.

The board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. in closed session as allowed by state law to discuss labor negotiations and to consider records exempt by law from public inspection.