To provide opportunities for a broad spectrum of students to gain a better understanding of how our school system is governed. In so doing, to expand the pool of students who are interested in participating on various school board advisory committees and/or seeking election as the student representative on the School Board.
Any high school sophomore or junior in good standing academically or who has been reassigned to an alternative high school would be eligible. Sophomores and juniors are the target audience to begin building a deeper bench of students eligible and willing to serve as the student representative to the School Board.
Students interested in participating would submit a one-page statement of interest to the principal (or the principal’s designee). Among other things, the statement should explain: 1) why the student is applying; 2) what he or she hopes to accomplish by participating in the leadership development program; and 3) whether he or she intends to run for the student representative position on the School Board. Each principal will evaluate the essays, as well as the student’s academic, extracurricular, and disciplinary record to nominate up to five students. Students should be recommended because of their overall commitment, interest, enthusiasm, and leadership potential viewed in totality. Thus, a C average student with some disciplinary infractions but who shows great potential as a leader could participate in the program.
Each district School Board member will have the opportunity to select a student who lives in his or her district. At Large members may select any Fairfax County Public Schools student from any high school, including TJHSST and alternative high schools. Selections will be made and announced by the School Board at a regularly scheduled School Board meeting.
October 12, 2012 Program announced
November 2, 2012 Applications submitted to principals
November 16, 2012 Principals submit recommendations to School Board Office
November 30, 2012 School Board members review applications and announce selections
through May 2013 Students participate in the program by attending various School Board meetings and activities
June 2013 Program completion recognition at a School Board meeting
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
Singers perform the National Anthem
Student Rights and Responsibilities
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October 12, 2012