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 juniors interested in holding this position during the 2020-2021 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, Chief Communications Officer, PUSD District Office, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406. All applications must be received by 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
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 2020 to June 2021.
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 (4) serves on the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.
The Selection and Appointment Process for the 2020-2021 Student Board Member
Initial Screening: Immediately after the application deadline of April 7, 2020, all applications received will be reviewed and finalists will be invited to interview.
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 Superintendent, and the outgoing Student Board Member. The selection committee will choose one student who will serve as the PUSD Student Board member for 2020-2021. 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 Thursday, April 23, 2020, 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 February 24, 2020
- 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: 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (no late or incomplete applications will be accepted)
Final interviews: April 8 and/or 9, 2020
Contact applicants and notify person selected: No later than April 10, 2020
Student Board Member Officially Announced/Introduced: April 23, 2020 Board meeting
Student Board Member Serves: August 2019 through June 2020
Board approval of policy: April 19, 2018 ~ BP 9150