Application for the 2023 Student Representative to the School Board

By Instructional Services Department
February 13, 2023

Each year FCPS students have the opportunity to apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. For more information on this role, see FCPS Policy 1802.  The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) student delegates will vote to elect the representative to the School Board.


  • Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11.
  • Be a resident of Fairfax County or Fairfax City and a student in Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • Students do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) to apply.

The Student Representative Experience

In this short video, Michele Togbe, the current Student Representative to the School Board describes the demands, expectations, and rewards of the position.

    Application Information and Deadlines

    To be considered for the Election, students are required to provide: 

    • A written component; due March 17, 2023.
    • A thirty second candidate statement via Flip video; due March 31, 2023. Candidates will be emailed a link to record their video on March 20, 2023.
    • Both application components are required to be considered for the Election.

    2023 Election Information 

    The 2023 election will consist of two parts:

    Primary Election (virtual)

    The first part of the Election is a virtual Primary Election held on April 17, 2023 on Zoom during the school day. Candidates have the option to attend the Primary Election. Candidates will be notified by email regarding the Primary Election results.

    General Election (in person)

    Candidates who advanced from the Primary Elections are required to attend the General Election in-person on April 19, 2023 at Thomas Jefferson High School during the school day.

    Additional information and details regarding both the Primary and General Elections will be shared with candidates via email.

    Steps for Applicants

    1. Review FCPS Policy 1802 and the responsibilities of the student representative to the School Board. 
    2. Submit a Student Representative ApplicationNote: FCPS Google Workspace for Education Account Required 
    3. Optional: Attend the virtual Primary Election during the school day. 
    4. Candidates who advance beyond the Primary Election are required to attend the in person General Election during the school day.