For Immediate Release
September 4, 2015
Julie White, Director of Communications
The California State Board of Education (SBE) is accepting applications for the 2016–17 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2016–17 school year, and will be available to attend a statewide student leader conference November 1-4, 2015 in Sacramento, is eligible to apply.
The estimated time required for the Student Member will be at least two consecutive school days every other month to attend regular State Board meetings, usually in Sacramento; a one-day orientation; sufficient time to study the agenda materials in advance of the meetings which may include consultation with board staff for background information related to agenda issues; additional time for handling other Board-related business; and time to attend selected advisory group meetings, student meetings, workshops, and conferences.
All transportation costs will be paid by the SBE. Lodging and meal costs will be paid in the amount allowed by state regulations. The State Board’s Student Member receives a $100 stipend for each day’s service on official business.
For more information, including the 2016–17 Student SBE Member application, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/sbestudentmember.asp, or contact the SBE by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 916-319-0691.
Complete applications must be received by the SBE by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2015.