The District of Columbia State Board of Education has created a Student Advisory Committee. The DC SBOE Student Advisory Committee will be a voice for all students in the District of Columbia and a communication link between the State Board and other education decision-makers and students. Students who are committee members will also engage in service-learning projects that will help them develop their leadership skills.
- The Student Advisory Committee is comprised of 17 students. Five students will be selected from the most populous DCPS high schools; five students will be selected from the most populous public charter high schools; five students will be selected from other schools. The State Board’s Student Representative will co-chair the Student Advisory Committee.
- Committee members will meet at least four times a year
- Committee members will conduct student forums throughout the District.
- Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be a District of Columbia resident;
- Be a sophomore, junior, or senior in either a traditional public high school (District of Columbia Public Schools) or a public charter high school; and
- Possess a GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
The application is attached to this release and will be available online at http://sboe.dc.gov/page/student-representatives. Additionally, applications will be sent electronically to school leaders and principals and will be available through community organizations. Applications may also be picked up at the State Board of Education office.