Student Representative Application Process

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 2024-25 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 2024-25 term.

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

Interested Students Must

Finalists Will Be Required To

Additional Details


  • 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 the 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; and
  • Signed acknowledgment by parent(s) for approval and support of commitment.

Selection Process

  • Interested students apply online (beginning February 26, 2024).
  • Students submit completed applications (by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024).
  • School-based selection committee reviews completed application packets using criteria.
  • School-based selection committee submits two student recommendations to the school designee (no later than April 12, 2024).
  • School designee submits the two recommendations to the division selection committee in the Student Learning Department (April 12, 2024).
  • Candidates notified of the interview date and time (by April 15, 2024).
  • Candidates complete a proctored essay (April 22, 2024).
  • Division selection committee conducts interviews (end of April).
  • Division selection committee submits the Student Representative to the School Board and the two alternates to the Superintendent's Office (by May 1, 2024).
  • Student introduced at School Board meeting (June 2024).

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 the prepared packet before 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.