BOISE, Idaho - Nearly two-dozen Boise high school students are getting a little extra civics homework this year.
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has appointed 22 students to serve on various city boards, commissions and committees over the course of the school year.
Some of the high schoolers will serve on the airport, arts and history, parks and recreation and planning and zoning commissions, or on design review and historic preservation committees. Other students in the group will serve on the housing authority, development impact fee and library boards, and on the Mayor's Council on Children and Youth.
The city began appointing students to the organizations in 1999 as a way to involve local high schoolers in city government.