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School Board Accepting Application for Student Rep, $5k Scholarship Included
Friday, November 06, 2015 11:25 AM

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The Minneapolis School Board is seeking a Student Board Representative for a 1 year term (January 2016-January 2017).  Any 10th or 11th grader may apply.  The student representative will gain a wide array of leadership, communication and political skills through this unique opportunity that can strengthen future college applications and/or resumes. A scholarship of $5,000 will be provided to the student in recognition of their dedication and commitment to MPS.  

Minneapolis Public School District Board of Education

The Minneapolis Board of Education is a policy-making body responsible for selecting the superintendent and overseeing the district's budget, curriculum, personnel and facilities. The school board is granted authority to carry out these duties by the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Legislature. The Minneapolis Board of Education is responsible for policies that govern education for Minneapolis Public Schools students. The Superintendent serves as the Board's Chief Executive Officer and administers its policies. MPS Board of Education consists of nine directors from various districts and at large.

Student Benefits

The student representative will gain a wide array of leadership, communication and political skills through this unique opportunity that can strengthen future college applications and/or resumes. A scholarship of $5,000 will be provided to the student in recognition of their dedication and commitment to MPS.

Term of office

The student representative will serve a one-year term from January 2016 to January 2017.

Expectations of the Student Representative

  • Attend monthly school board meetings from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. See below for schedule
  • Attend Committee of the Whole meetings scheduled once a month. See below for schedule
  • Study agenda materials and consult with board liaison or board staff if questions arise
  • Attend monthly City Wide Student Government (CWSG) executive meetings
  • Attend BOE retreats and community outreach opportunities as available

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • An overall grade point average of at least 2.0
  • An attendance rate of at least 95%
  • Enrolled as a current 10th or 11th grade MPS student in 2015-16 school year
  • Parent/guardian agreement to support student representative’s expectations

and obligations including:

  • Travel to and from Board meetings;
  • Access to technology to review board material;

Application
Cick here to apply (see page 3)