Student Advisory Council
Are you interested in being part of a Student Advisory Council to the School Board?
Calling all Snohomish School District high school students! Are you interested in serving as a representative on the Student Advisory Council for the School Board? We have 10 Student Advisory Council representative positions open for the 2023-2024 school year and invite you to submit your application by May 5, 2023. Four students (one per grade level) will be selected from each Glacier Peak High School and Snohomish High School, and two students will be selected from AIM High School. Students selected to the Student Advisory Council will receive community service hours for their involvement.
We want to work to ensure that student voice is heard at all levels, including the School Board, in our district. As a public school district, our organization exists to educate and serve all students in our community and therefore, students’ needs, interests, ideas and opinions are important in our schools.
This 10-person Student Advisory Council will regularly meet to discuss School Board topics and important topics at each of the schools. At the first School Board meeting each month (second Wednesday at 6 p.m.), representatives from the Student Advisory Council will have the opportunity to speak with the School Board.
What’s in it for you?
- Be a voice for all students in the Snohomish School District
- Develop your leadership skills
- Gain firsthand experience with governance systems
- Get leadership mentoring from district administrators
- Hone your meeting and public speaking skills
- Gain an excellent addition to your resume and/or college applications
- Earn a letter of recommendation/appreciation
- Collect volunteer hours
- All interested students will complete an online application.
- A district administrative team will interview and select the representatives of the Student Advisory Council for the 2023-2024 school year from those students who have submitted applications.
- The first Student Advisory Council meeting of the 2023-2024 school year will be in September 2023.
- The student advisory members’ term for the 2023-2024 school year will begin in September. The term will conclude June 2024.
- Note: Student Advisory Council representatives for future years will be selected in the spring.
Criteria for serving as a Student Advisory Council representative
- Student advisory representatives must be enrolled in the Snohomish School District and remain so throughout the length of their term.
- Student advisory representatives should be able to effectively communicate and represent the interests of all Snohomish School District students, which includes those who may differ from their own.
- Student advisory representatives must commit to participating in meetings to hear and share student voice to include: one School Board meeting per month, meetings with Student Advisory Council, meetings with principal and student groups on campus (some exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances).
- School Board meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. At the first School Board meeting each month (second Wednesday at 6 p.m.), representatives from the Student Advisory Council will have the opportunity to speak with the School Board.
Student Advisory Council expectations
- Be punctual.
- Under the guidance of Wil Johnson, district liaison to the group, they will learn and understand the governance process.
- Be prepared for meetings by reviewing meeting agenda items and information prior to meetings.
- Contribute to discussions by providing student insight and perspectives.
- Regularly report back to the student body regarding the work of the district and School Board.
- Help with the recruitment of a new Student Advisory Council representatives at the end of the school year.
Students may submit an application now! Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/studentadvisory/application. Completed and signed applications must be received no later than Friday, May 5, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Please reach out to Wil Johnson, Director of Equity & Inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-563-7260 or Kristin Foley, Director of Communications, by email at email@example.com.