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Repeat the process when students’ terms of office come to an end

Repeat the process when students’ terms of office come to an end

Conduct a new Student Government Lottery at the start of each school year to form a new student government, or further increase participation by conducting student Lotteries and changing student government membership multiple times each school year.

3-month terms of office often allow enough time for students to get a full experience while preventing burnout and boredom and allowing fresh faces to enter student government, but different term lengths work for different schools and different educational objectives. Note that term lengths can be staggered so that only half of the student government is replaced in each Lottery, which facilitates peer learning and provides more continuity in the student government.

On their website, Democracy In Practice has step-by-step guides, how-to videos, and extended video interviews that school staff, teachers, and students can use to implement Student Government Lotteries and other student government innovations.