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10th and 11th Grade Students: Apply for Student Board Member

10th and 11th Grade Students: Apply for Student Board Member

Calling all San Diego County 10th and 11th grade public high school students. You are invited to submit an application to represent the youth voice across our region as a member of the San Diego County Board of Education for 2023-24. 

Online applications are being accepted now through Feb. 1 on the SDCOE student board member webpage

“Student board members play an important role because they represent and bring the perspective of the students we serve,” said Board President Rick Shea. “It is also another opportunity for them to showcase their leadership when applying for college or future jobs.”

In support of the San Diego County Board of Education’s goal of providing equitable opportunities for all students, the board is seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Students with both traditional and non-traditional leadership experiences should be encouraged to apply.

“It is important to hear directly from students and board meetings provide a great public arena for them to share their experience,” said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “I would encourage all students to apply because all voices are important, whether it's a student body president, football player, student from a migrant family, or someone shining at an afterschool job."

The Board of Education will select five students, one from each board region, who will each serve two months on the governing body. The Board of Education regular meeting is on the second Wednesday of every month and there are occasional special meetings as needed. Visit the Student Board Member webpage for details and to apply.

Applications can be submitted online or by mail by Feb. 1. If you have any questions or need support, please email Matt Hayes or call 858-295-8857.

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