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Calling Student Leaders: Youth Board Member Application Now Open

Calling Student Leaders: Youth Board Member Application Now Open

The San Diego County Board of Education is accepting online applications for student board members now through Feb. 1 on the SDCOE student board member webpage. San Diego County 10th and 11th grade public high school students 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 the 2024-25 school year. 

“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 are encouraged to apply.

“What better way to hear from students than directly at our board meetings, which provide an open forum and engaged audience,” said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “We want to hear from a diverse group of student leaders within each of our board regions to get their perspective of what’s working and what could be improved so that all students have the opportunity for success after high school.”

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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