Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for membership in the Next-Generation Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.
The council is a year-long program seeking students with refreshing ideas and thoughtful insight into how schools and student achievement can be improved. The group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education staff – in person and virtually – to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout the Commonwealth.
The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 31. Students selected for the council will have the option to serve consecutive one-year terms upon meeting eligibility requirements.
A committee of KDE representatives will review and score the applications based on how well the students communicated their ideas and goals. Four students will be selected for council openings to serve during the 2012-2013 school year.
Cory Banta, a senior last year at Bryan Station High School, was among 11 teenagers picked for the first Next-Generation Student Council.