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Friday, September 21, 2018

Superintendent Forming Student Advisory Board

Superintendent Juneau has been clear - from her first interview on - that she values student voices.  Putting words into action, the district is creating a Student Advisory Board.
The Seattle Public Schools Student Advisory Board is formed of student representatives from each district high school. The advisory board will provide student voice, advice, and perspectives to Superintendent Juneau and will meet with the superintendent throughout the school year. The goal will be to help ensure all students graduate from Seattle Public Schools ready for college, career, and community.

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) will explore a wide range of issues framed around Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity (Policy 0030), including welcoming school environments and equitable access for every student to a high-quality curriculum and support. Read about Policy 0030.
The SAB will consist of at least one student from each of the 16 high schools. The students will be in grades 9th through 11th and be representative of the diversity of Seattle Public Schools. 

Terms: Half of the group will rotate off at the end of the first year. After year 1, students will serve for 2 years w/ half of the group leaving at the end of each year.

Student Nomination and Selection Process

  • School staff, community members, and family members can nominate a student
  • A student can also nominate themselves or another high school student
  • Students must complete an application after being nominated
  • Students of color, LGQBTIA students, ELL, undocumented students, homeless/unhoused, foster students, disabled are encouraged to apply and be nominated
Student Advisory Board Member Selection: Once the nomination window for the school year has closed, an Executive Director of Schools, a member of the Strategy and Partnership team, a member of the Communications team, a community based organization leader, and Special Assistant to Superintendent will review nominations and applications and make recommendations to the superintendent.
Nominations:
  • School staff, community members, and family members can nominate a student
  • A student can also nominate themselves or another high school student
  • Students must complete an application after being nominated
  • Students of color, LGQBTIA students, ELL, undocumented students, homeless/unhoused, foster students, disabled are encouraged to apply and be nominated
Please complete the following application by Wed., Oct. 10, 2018. Questions? Please email Sherri Kokx at skkokx@seattleschools.org .

Applications
It's unclear when these are due but the first meeting will be in December.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was in HS in the 80s there was the Inter-high Student Council which met monthly. One member was elected to attend all school board meetings in an advisory role to the board. I was that rep for two years. Watched Ellen Roe, TJ Vassar, Michael Preston et al in action every week. Talk about institutional memory...I've been watching this show a looong time.

sidneyd