The Poway Unified School District Board of Education believes it is important to seek out and consider students’ ideas, viewpoints, and reactions to the District’s educational program. To provide student input and involvement, the Board shall include a student board member who will be selected following an application and interview process during the spring of the year prior to appointment (PUSD Board Policy Section 1.13).
PUSD juniors interested in holding this position during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to complete the enclosed application form online (available here) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a paper copy with a completed signed application to Christine Paik, Director of Communications, PUSD District Office, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406. All application must be received by 4:30pm Friday, April 21, 2017.
Any student who is a Poway Unified high school junior in good standing may apply.
Term of office: The Student Board member will serve a one-year, school calendar term from August 2017 to June 2018.
Commitment: The Student Board Member (1) attends monthly meetings of the PUSD Board of Education; (2) gives sufficient time to study the issues coming before the school board; and (3) serves as the student voice for the school district.
The Selection and Appointment Process for the 2017-2018 Student Board Member
Initial Screening: Immediately after the application deadline of April 21, 2017, the Screening Committee will review all applications received and select a maximum of six finalists from among the applicants.
Final interviews: Each of the final candidates will be interviewed by the Student Board Member Selection Committee comprised of Poway Unified Board of Education members, the PUSD Student Board member for 2016-2017, and Poway Unified administration staff. The selection committee will choose one student who will serve as the PUSD Student Board member for 2017-2018. An alternate will also be selected, in the event that the Student Board member is unable to serve.
Appointment: The PUSD Student Board member will be presented to the Board, Superintendent, and public at the Tuesday, May 30, 2017, School Board meeting. All applicants will be thanked for applying and will receive notice of the final selection prior to the Board meeting.
PUSD Student Board Member Application and Selection Process
Information to High Schools: Week of March 27, 2017
- Information for Principals (email)
- Flyers and application to ASB, civics teachers (email)
- Flyer and application posted to District/high school websites and social media
Applications due: 4:30pm Friday, April 21, 2017 (no late or incomplete applications will be accepted)
Initial screening of applications: Week of April 24th
Final interviews: May 9th
Contact applicants and notify person selected: May 10th
Student Board Member Officially Announced/Introduced: May 30th Board meeting
Student Board Member Serves: August 2017 through June 2018
Board approval of policy: March 8, 2010 ~ BP 1.13