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 Be the First Student Member of the San Diego County Board of Education

​Students in 10th and 11th grade from all public high schools in San Diego County are invited to submit an application to represent youth voice across our region as a member of the San Diego County Board of Education.

“This is a great opportunity for students to get involved and gain a different perspective,” said Board President Guadalupe González. “It will also look good on college applications and resumes.”

Beginning this year, 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.

Young people have important opinions and experiences that need to be shared. Student applicants should be interested in lending their voice to key decisions in education, civic engagement, and learning about governmental processes.

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.

“If you’ve been inspired by the work of young people such as Greta Thunberg for the environment, Emma González on gun control, and Amanda Gorman with her inspirational inaugural poem – then use this chance to hone your skills as a change-maker,” encouraged San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “We want to hear your voice.”

Applications can be submitted online or by printing the packet and mailing it in by March 5. If you have any questions or need support, please reach out to Matt Hayes mahayes@sdcoe.net at 858-295-8857.