Poway Unified School District

Board of Education

Student Board Member Selection Process/Board Policy

 Amanda Marshall, Executive Assistant
858.521.2704 amarshall@powayusd.com 



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 cpaik@powayusd.com 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

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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