Drawing of people at diaz. Looking for the next student voice. Prince William County School Board

Application Process:

Our School Board seeks two student representatives and an alternate to provide non-voting input and insight for the 2020-21 school year. Student representatives are non-voting members and serve for one term concluding with the final School Board meeting of the school year.

Students who applied for the student representative position but were not selected may be asked to serve on the Student Senate for the 2020-21 term.

Ready to make a difference across PWCS?  This student opportunity is for you.

Interested students must:

Finalists Will Be Required To:


Additional Details:

Qualifications

  • Prince William County resident attending Prince William County Public Schools
  • Must be a rising junior or rising senior
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher with no failing grades in current semester
  • Must not be related to a School Board member or Prince William County Public Schools Senior Leadership Staff
  • Completion of online application, essay, and interview
  • Commitment to attend open meetings of the School Board
  • Signed acknowledgement by parent(s) for approval and support of commitment

Selection Process

  • Interested students apply online (beginning February 24, 2020)
  • Students submit completed applications (by March 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m.)
  • Applications are submitted to school designee (Third week of March)
  • School-Based Selection Committee reviews completed application packets using criteria
  • School-Based Selection Committee submits two student recommendations to school designee (no later than March 20, 2020 )
  • School designee notifies students and administers the essay (March 26, 2020)
  • School designee submits the two recommendations to the Division Selection Committee in the Office of Student Learning (no later than March 30, 2020)
  • Candidates notified of interview date and time (First week of April 2020)
  • Division Selection Committee conducts interviews (Third week of April 2020)
  • Division Selection Committee submits the Student Representative to the School Board and the two alternates to the Superintendent’s Office (April 17, 2020)
  • Student introduced at School Board meeting (June 2020)

Job Description

Each Student Representative to the School Board must demonstrate:

  • Leadership skills and experiences;
  • Communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Listening skills;
  • Time management;
  • An ability to handle multiple tasks; and
  • An open-mind to opinions that differ from their own.

Each Student Representative to the School Board will be expected to:

  • Follow the Prince William County School Board Code of Ethics;
  • Follow Robert’s Rules of Order;
  • Review the agenda and read materials in prepared packet prior to meetings of the School Board;
  • Solicit ideas, suggestions, and concerns of students in Prince William County Public Schools;
  • Attend open meetings of the School Board representing the student voice;
  • Participate in a non-voting capacity at School Board meetings representing the student voice by sharing ideas, suggestions and concerns; and
  • Inform Prince William County Public Schools students of the reports and decisions made at open meetings of the School Board through Prince William County School Board minutes.

 

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