Student Representatives

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The Olympia School Board is seeking two non-voting Student Representatives, one from Capital High School and one from the Olympia Regional Learning Academy, to the Board of Directors for a one-year term, starting June 8, 2020.


OSD Student Representatives Students who are incoming juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year are eligible to apply for the one-year student representative positions. The deadline to submit an online application was 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020. 


The student members contribute to board discussion by providing student insight and perspective, serve as a liaison for the associated student body and report to students about the work of the board and district activities. They are selected by their high schools, on a rotating basis in the spring of the year to serve on the board for the following year.

 

Each student representative serves a one-year term beginning in June and concluding in May. In even numbered years, selecting high schools are Capital High School and the Olympia Regional Learning Academy. In odd-numbered years, selecting schools are Avanti High School and Olympia High School. After the student representatives are selected, they receive an orientation session provided by the superintendent (or designee) and a member of the board of directors.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Student representatives must be:

 

  • Entering their junior or senior year at the time of selection and in good academic standing, and maintain good academic standing throughout his or her term. Selected students should also have a history of leadership and involvement in extracurricular and civic activities;
  • Willing to communicate with fellow students about the activities of the Board and to gather input about issues facing the Board;
  • Willing to commit the necessary time to attend meetings and perform the duties and responsibilities of a student representative. Board meetings are generally scheduled the evening of the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, as well as one monthly work session as scheduled.
  • The student representative is preferred to be a resident of the district.

 

Timeline

 

  • April 27, 2020: Applications Open (Open to incoming juniors or seniors in 2020-21 at Capital High School and Olympia Regional Learning Academy).
  • April 30 & May 5, 2020 at 3 p.m. Information Sessions (register in advance for these online Zoom meetings)  
  • May 17, 2020 at 11 p.m.: Applications Close
  • May 18 - May 21, 2020: Application Review Period
  • May 27, 2020: Student Representative Orientation
  • June 8, 2020: Full Board Meeting (new Student Representatives are sworn in)

 

For more information about being a student representative, contact Emmie San Nicolas, executive assistant to the superintendent, at esannicolas@osd.wednet.edu or (360) 596-6114.