Student representative gives kids in Portsmouth a voice

Student representatives giving kids a voice

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Portsmouth Public Schools is making moves to better learn students concerns.

MyKayla Moore is the district's first student representative to the school board. She listens to students' needs and reports directly to decision makers. On Wednesday, she met with the student council at Douglass Park Elementary.

Students told Moore they've seen bullying, students being hit and called names, and they want it to stop.

Moore says she already working on implementing a new campaign.

"Everything is stop bullying, speaking towards the bullies," she said.  "But nothing is being said to the bullied. And let them know that their voice is heard."

Kids also expressed interest in visiting the White House, and improving recycling. Moore says she already spoken with the superintendent about cafeteria food.

"He even had the food managers come in, sit and address the questions of the students," she said. 

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