Application deadline extended until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

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 2022-23 school year. Student representatives are non-voting members and serve for one term concluding with the final School Board meeting of the school year. Their role focuses on providing input on School Board meeting agenda items on behalf of their fellow students.

Students who applied for the student representative position but were not selected may be asked to serve on the Student Senate for the 2022-23 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 March 11, 2022)
  • Students submit completed applications (by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022)
  • Applications are submitted to school designee (April 1, 2022)
  • School-Based Selection Committee reviews completed application packets using criteria
  • School-Based Selection Committee submits two student recommendations to school designee (no later than April 8, 2022)
  • School designee submits the two recommendations to the Division Selection Committee in the Office of Student Learning (April 22, 2022)
  • Candidates notified of interview date and time (by April 22, 2022)
  • Division Selection Committee conducts interviews (early May)
  • Division Selection Committee submits the Student Representative to the School Board and the two alternates to the Superintendent's Office (by May 20, 2022)
  • Student introduced at School Board meeting (June 2022)

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 student opinion on agenda items;
  • 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 on agenda items; 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.