Parent Points: Board Positions for Students
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications from high school sophomores to serve as the new high school junior student representative on the SBE Board for the 2023-24 school year. Application deadline is Jan. 27, 2023.
The top 10 semi-finalists among applicants, including the junior representative appointed and an alternate representative, automatically get to serve on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. There were 35 students who applied to be the 2022-23 junior representative.
Student representatives are responsible for attending monthly SBE meetings and any standing committees or subcommittees to which they are assigned. They are excused from school to attend SBE meetings as official school business, and they also work as liaisons for their peers to SBE.
The application packet must be mailed and postmarked by Jan. 27, 2023. Access the application at www.mdek12.org/MBE/Student-Representatives. A video component of the application must be uploaded by 5 p.m. Jan. 27, 2023. For questions, contact Donna Hales at (601) 359-2331 or email@example.com.