Jacob Allen morphed from student to graduate to school board member — in less than two weeks.
Allen, 18, graduated from Nazareth Area High School earlier this month, and on Monday night became the newest — and youngest — member of the Nazareth Area School Board. He ran unsuccessfully for a board seat in the May primary.
Board members voted unanimously to appoint Allen to the seat formerly held by Dr. John A. Marino, who resigned last month after he moved out of the district’s “Region 1.”
If we’re not letting kids defend their interests by voting in school board elections – a lamentable policy in my view – then the next best thing is getting recent grad voices represented on the board.