DC State Board of Education Student Application (2019-20 School Year)
This application is for prospective Student Representatives of the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) and members of the Student Advisory Committee. SBOE will choose two Student Representatives who will serve from September 2019 until June 2020.

Student Representatives participate in all SBOE activities. Their votes are recorded, though they cannot affect the outcome of any policy measure. Student Representatives are expected to attend all official SBOE meetings, which occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Student Representatives serve as Student Advisory Committee co-chairs.

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) serves as the voice of District students in the State Board’s work. They are consulted on all issues of policy before SBOE. SAC meets at least once per month. Each year, SAC sends SBOE a report on a matter of importance to District students, providing recommended next steps.

This is a joint application for SBOE Student Representative positions and Student Advisory Committee seats. By submitting this application, you will be automatically considered for both roles.

All applicants must be:

- a District of Columbia resident in school year 2019-20
- a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in either a traditional public (DCPS) or public charter high school

The application is due SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Full name *
Your answer
Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) *
Your answer
Address (street address, apt./unit number, city, state, zip) *
Your answer
Cell phone number (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Your answer
Can you receive text messages?
Will you be a resident of the District of Columbia during the 2019-20 school year? *
Which ward do you live in? *
Are you applying to be a Student Representative and/or a member of the Student Advisory Committee? *
Have you previously served with SBOE? *
In no more than 200 words, tell us why you want to serve as Student Representative. (If you are not interested in serving as Student Representative, tell us why you'd like to join the Student Advisory Committee.) *
Your answer
Name of your high school *
Your answer
What type of school is it? *
Other high school(s) previously attended (if any)
Your answer
Graduation year *
School-based extracurricular activities *
Your answer
Community-based extracurricular activities *
Your answer
Awards and recognitions
Your answer
References *
If you are applying to be a Student Representative, please provide the names, phone numbers and emails of people who can serve as references. Select two people - one person within your school and one person outside your school. These people should be able to speak to your interest in serving on the committee and your ability to participate and make contributions.
Your answer
I understand that Student Representatives are required, at a minimum, to attend two (2) scheduled meetings per month, on the first and third Wednesday of each month. I can commit to attending these meetings. *
I understand that the Student Advisory Committee requires attendance at monthly meetings. I can commit to attending these meetings. *
I understand that this position requires me to actively participate in public activities including, but not limited to: public meetings, working sessions, webinars, seminars, community engagement opportunities, and social media. *
I understand that this position requires me to serve for a full school year. *
I understand that this position requires me to effectively communicate my perspective and questions on educational issues before the State Board of Education. *
Disclaimer and signature *
By typing my name here, I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If this application leads to a Student Representative position or a Student Advisory Committee seat with the District of Columbia State Board of Education, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in immediate dismissal.
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