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Sophomores: Want to be a Student Representative on the School Board?

The Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors values the input and perspectives of two student representatives – one senior and one junior -- who serve on the board each year.  As our senior representative prepares for graduation, Superintendent Dr. Robert Manahan is launching a process to select a new student rep, who would begin next fall for the 2020-21 school year.

 

To learn more watch this video featuring Dr. Manahan, School Board President Carolyn Simpson, and Student Representative Emma Cullen.

 

Who is eligible?  Any current SVSD sophomore may apply.

 

What are the responsibilities?  Student representatives on the School Board attend school board meetings during the school year, typically twice a month on Thursday evenings. They provide “student voice” on key decisions that the Board considers and can learn first-hand how the school district operates.  Student representatives serve as liaisons between Mount Si High School and the District – giving a monthly update presentation during a board meeting to help keep the School Board and community informed about activities at the school, and in turn, the representatives share important district news with students. They also have an opportunity to join School Board members in their annual visit to Olympia, where they meet with state legislators and advocate for public education.

 

What’s the duration of the role? This has typically been a two-year role – during a student’s junior and senior year.

 

If you are interested in serving as a student representative on the SVSD School Board starting the 2020-21 school year, download the application (in Word or Pdf) and email it to wrightc@svsd410.org by May 25, 2020 for consideration.

 

Student Reps 2019-20

Mount Si High School students Paytan Murray (senior) and Emma Cullen (junior)

are the current student representatives on the 2019-20 SVSD School Board.

 

Student Rep flyer