State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle- and high-school students to serve on his fall 2015 Student Advisory Council.
These students will meet with Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.
Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2015-16 school year. To apply:
• Go to gadoe.org to download an application.
• Send applications by 5 p.m. Aug. 31 to Ron Culver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can check gadoe.org, under News & Announcements, on Sept. 11 to see if they have been selected.
Middle-school students will meet Sept. 28, Nov. 9 and March 28. High-school students will meet Oct. 1, Nov. 12 and March 31.
The Student Advisory Council will also have two virtual meetings. Details on times and dates will be discussed at the first meeting.
“Students feel the impact of our decisions every day,” Woods said. “If we are going to develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, we must hear directly from students. We can only improve their educational experience by bringing them to the table.”