The application period for Student Representatives to the DC State Board of Education is now open. Applications will be posted online and distributed to school principals, State Board social networks, community organizations, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education starting July 30, 2013. Applications are also available at the State Board of Education Office, located at 441 4th St, NW - Suite 723N, Washington, DC 20001.
To Apply: Complete the Student Representative Application - Student Representatives 2013 - FINAL.docx. All applications must be received by the DC State Board of Education by the close of business (5PM) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Students may submit applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail applications to the State Board of Education Office. Selections for Student Representative will be made by September 25, 2013.
State Board of Education Student Representative
The State Board of Education’s Student Representative acts as a liaison between the student population of the District of Columbia and education policy makers. This role assists with the development of student led decisions, provides access for students to the Board, and allows the voices of those whom the Board represents to be heard. The ability to inject student outlooks into a largely adult directed educational system is invaluable to the State Board of Education and the greater learning communities within the District of Columbia. The State Board of Education recognizes the important role in involving students in the political process that ultimately influence all students in the District of Columbia regardless of age, location and learning format.
For further information on the roles and responsibilities of the Student Representative please view the Student Representative Manual [PDF].