Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Student Advisory Council.
The members of the Student Advisory Council meet two times during the school year with the State School Superintendent to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members are advisors and act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. Dr. Barge will be conducting the meetings, which will also feature various DOE personnel providing further information.
The Student Advisory Council is comprised of approximately 50 high school students from across the state. Past topics discussed by the student advisory council include dropout rates, student leadership, communication and messaging, Georgia’s graduation rules, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.
Superintendent Barge stated in a release about the porogram.
“We want to make education work for all Georgia’s students and what better way to do that than to hear directly from them?”
All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. Meeting dates are currently scheduled for November 4, 2011 and March 7, 2012. Applicants should be able to attend both meetings.
To be eligible for the Council, applications must be received by September 6, 2011. The application can be downloaded from the Superintendent’s website.