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Application Letter for IQC Student Member

State of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor
An Advisory Body to the California State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0881
Fax: 916-319-0172

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2020


As defined by Education Code Section 33530 (amended 2015)

(d)(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the state board to consider appointing a pupil to the commission, using the current appointment process. (2) Notwithstanding Section 1020 of the Government Code, if the state board elects to appoint a pupil to the commission, the pupil shall meet both of the following criteria: (A) The pupil has been enrolled in a California high school for a minimum of two consecutive years. (B) The pupil is in good standing.

The California State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications for a Student Member to serve a one-year term on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC). The Student Member will function as a regular voting member with the full rights and duties of the other members of the IQC. Any student who is a California resident and meets the above two criteria is eligible to apply.

The estimated time commitment required for the Student Member will be a one-day orientation on January 20, 2021, and at least two consecutive school days every other month to attend regular IQC meetings held in Sacramento. If needed, additional subcommittee meetings may be scheduled. All of these meetings require preparation time to study the agenda materials and prepare feedback in advance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, IQC meetings will be held remotely, consistent with state and local public health orders.

Note: On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order allows state bodies covered by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Act) to hold public meetings covered by the Act via web and/or audio teleconferencing. As such, the upcoming IQC meetings will be held as an audio/video teleconference and will have a live webcast. The SBE Board Room 1101 in the California Department of Education will be closed to the public.

The Student Member will serve without pay. All authorized travel costs related to the IQC meetings (e.g., transportation, lodging, meals) are reimbursed in accordance with state regulations with the exception of airfare, which is directly paid by the California Department of Education. Please note that costs associated with virtual meetings (e.g., internet service or device cost) are not reimbursable expenses.

For more information, including the 2021–22 IQC Student Member application, please visit the SBE Application Information web page at, or contact the IQC by email at or by telephone at 916-319-0881.

Complete application and all required documents must be received by the IQC by noon, on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Last Reviewed: Monday, August 24, 2020
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