Student sought to serve on State Board of Education — applications due Feb. 22

The Maine State Board of Education is seeking a student from the second congressional district in Maine to serve as a participating, non-voting member. Student members have all the responsibilities and privileges of regular members. The responsibilities include: being knowledgeable of current education issues, carefully preparing for regular monthly meetings and participating actively in the discussions of the Board.

The privileges include: a per diem of $55 per day, mileage reimbursement and an extraordinary opportunity to serve the young people of Maine and the future of Maine education. In short, student members will serve in the same manner as adult members, only without the vote.

Candidates for the position must be a current sophomore in good standing, and the student appointed will serve throughout his or her junior and senior years.  The Board will recommend finalists for consideration by Governor LePage, who in turn will appoint a candidate, subject to review by the Legislature’s Education Committee and confirmation by the Maine State Senate.

The Board believes that strong student voices will enrich its work and the educational community in Maine.

Application packets have been mailed to all high school principals and school counselors in the second congressional district.

For more information and the application visit: www.maine.gov/sbe/members/students.html. Completed applications are due to Mary Becker by 4 p.m. on February 22. Contact mary.becker@maine.gov or call 624-6616 with questions.

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