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Haleemat Adekoya - Student Board Member

Report to the Board of Education of Baltimore County From the Student Member of the Board

January 8, 2019

Good evening, everyone!

Happy Tuesday and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As we begin our first board meeting for the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my service to the students in BCPS over the past year.

It has been my honor and privilege to represent the voice of the students of BCPS. I challenge students to continue to act and speak regarding your needs as unique learners.

As students, we are the greatest stakeholders in all of BCPS. I challenge each of my fellow classmates to raise their voices to fight for their beliefs, wants, and whatever resources they need to be successful. Only we as students truly understand and comprehend each of our individual necessities for success.

Play an active role in your own education, advocate for yourself, advocate for your schools, and be your own biggest fan. No one knows your individual needs as much as you know yourself. If your needs are not being met, raise your voice. Seek out supports and resources.

Demand equity, equality and inclusion in the safest least restrictive learning environment. Demand rigor. Do not accept mediocrity or the status quo.

The time for equality is never tomorrow, it is always today. Be your own champion, raise your voice but remember your actions speak volumes as well.

Lead by example, and practice what you preach. Take care of your own mental well-being, and challenge the adult stakeholders in your education to always meet your needs.

Thank you to those students who have shared their needs and I have been proud to speak on your behalf.

It is my hope that I can continue to serve you, the students of Baltimore County in the utmost professional manner.

It is my hope that we can continue to move the work of the board in the New Year with a sound moral compass guiding our decisions to impact the lives of the youth of our county for many years to come. 

Thank you.

Email: Haleemat Adekoya
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