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Aug 07 2013

2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council

All students welcome to apply for the 2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council

The commissioner’s Next-Generation Student Council is now accepting applications. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback — from a student perspective — on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council seeks students with refreshing ideas and thoughtful insight into how we can further improve our schools and student achievement. All students are encouraged to apply so that the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables particular to our state are represented.

Students can click here to access the application and read Frequently Asked Questions about the council. Please read the FAQs prior to completing the application. The deadline to apply is Aug. 30, 2013Applications with a postmark date on or before Aug. 30 will be considered.

A committee of KDE representatives will review and score all applications based on how well the applicants communicated their ideas and goals. The committee will then select six students to serve on the 2013-14 council alongside the five returning student council members.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Siria at stephanie.siria@education.ky.gov or (502) 564-2000, ext. 4614.