Student Government Day 2024 will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Massachusetts State House. Registration and more information will be coming mid-October!
In 1947, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a program called Student Government Day (originally Good Government Day) which is traditionally held on a Friday in April. This is an informative program about state government, that includes students participating in the role of elected or appointed officials to "observe the processes of government."
The program provides educators and students from Massachusetts's public and private high schools with many opportunities to learn first hand about state government. It enables government officials to have contact with students. It allows students to voice their positions on important current issues through prepared debates. It enables students to participate in the legislative process through simulated committee hearings and House and Senate formal sessions. It provides the opportunity for students to exchange views with their peers throughout the state on statewide issues.
Student Government Day Testimony Examples
Student Government Day Testimony Guide and Tips
Student Government Day 2024 Handbook
Student Consent Form
FAQs: Student Government Day 2024
Student Government Day Observer Protocols
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Massachusetts General Laws: Chapter 6, Section 12M: Student Government Day
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Last Updated: September 20, 2023
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