DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 233
September 19, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Seeking Nominations: Board of Education 2008-2009 Student Advisory Committee
The Virginia Board of Education is seeking applications for the Student Advisory Committee for the 2008-2009 school year. Student members will be selected to serve a one-year term. For information about the Student Advisory Committee, please see: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/committees/advisory_committees/student_advisory/index.shtml
Nominations may be submitted as follows:
Each public high school may submit one nomination;
Each public middle school may submit one nomination; and
Each statewide student organization may submit one nomination.
Student membership will consist of one high school student from each of the eight Superintendents' Regional Study Groups and four middle school students selected at-large from the Commonwealth. If there are no high school student nominees from a Superintendents' Regional Study Group, the selection committee will select a middle school applicant to represent the region. In the event that there is no middle school applicant from that region, the committee will select a high school student from another region.
All students may be considered for nomination by their school or statewide student organization; however, only one nomination can be accepted from each school or organization.
Nominees should demonstrate:
Solid academic performance;
Strong communication and leadership skills;
Involvement in a variety of co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities; and
An interest in learning about and contributing to state policies set by the Virginia Board of Education.
Please note that all students selected for the committee must have access to e-mail and the Internet, either through their home or at the school. Frequent communications to and from the Board of Education and the student members will be necessary. The e-mail addresses will be for department and committee use and will not be distributed publicly.
Student Advisory Committee will meet in
committee meetings will be held in
student nominated by his/her school should complete and mail the attached
application packet. Applications will be accepted by mail
or by fax. Applications must be postmarked by November 7, 2008, and mailed to
Margaret N. Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education, Virginia
Department of Education,
A selection committee consisting of members of the Board of Education will review the applications. Students applying to serve on the Student Advisory Committee will be notified of the selection committee's decisions by December 5, 2008.
For further information, please contact Margaret Roberts, executive assistant to the Board of Education at the Virginia Department of Education, by phone at 804/225-2924 or by e-mail Margaret.Roberts@doe.virginia.gov.