KDE seeks high schoolers interested in providing input to state leaders on Next-Generation Student Council

From Kentucky Department of Education

To gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback – from a student perspective – on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council will play a vital role in providing input on Kentucky education issues and work with KDE staff to develop ideas to improve and transform education.

The council seeks students with refreshing ideas and thoughtful insight into how we can further improve our schools and student achievement. As such, we encourage all students to apply in order to represent the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables in our state.

Students can click  here(http://bit.ly/KDENGSC) to access the application and read FAQs for the council.  Please read the FAQs prior to completing the application. The deadline to apply is Aug. 30. Applications with a postmark date on or before Aug. 30 will be considered. 

A committee of KDE representatives will review and score all applications based on the answers provided to the questions. Appointments to the council will be based on how well the applicants communicated their ideas and goals. This committee will then select six students to serve on the 2013-14 council alongside the five returning student council members.

Holliday looks forward to working with the 2013-14 council and using the time together to generate results-oriented dialogue and solutions.  

Questions? Contact Stephanie Siria at  stephanie.siria@education.ky.gov  or (502) 564-2000, ext. 4614.

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