Student Board Member Selection Process
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 2022-2023 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 Wendy Anderson, Executive Assistant, PUSD District Office, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406. All applications must be received by 4:30 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022.
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 2022 to June 2023.
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, which meets monthly.
The Selection and Appointment Process for the 2022-2023 Student Board Member
Initial Screening: Immediately after the application deadline of March 31, 2022, all applications received will be reviewed and finalists will be invited to interview.
Final interviews: *Must be available Friday afternoon, April 1, 2022*. 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 2022-2023. An alternate will also be selected, in the event that the Student Board member is unable to serve.
Appointment: *The PUSD Student Board member must attend the Thursday, April 7, 2022*, School Board meeting. They will be presented to the Board, Superintendent, and public at this time. 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: February 2022
- 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 accepted: Starting Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Applications due: 4:30 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022 (no late or incomplete applications will be accepted)
Final interviews: Must be available Friday afternoon, April 1, 2022
Contact applicants and notify person selected: April 1, 2022
Student Board Member Officially Announced/Introduced: Must attend April 7, 2022 Board meeting
Student Board Member Serves: August 2022 through June 2023
Board approval of policy: April 19, 2018 ~ BP 9150