The Georgia Department of Education Student Advisory Council is a standing student advisory council.
The State School Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is a group of students in grades 10-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members meet throughout the school year with State Superintendent Woods and are advisors who act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.—”About the Student Advisory Council,” Georgia Department of Education official website
Appointed under the auspices of the State Superintendent of Schools, the department maintains a student advisory council. About 50 high school students from across the state who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.
Members meet two times throughout the school year with State Superintendent. They have provided information about a range of issues, including school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.
Students may apply for the advisory council at the beginning of each school year by obtaining an application from their school or the Georgia State Department of Education website.
Members are chosen by a committee of Georgia Department of Education representatives based on the applicant’s response to questions.
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