The Maine Department of Education would like to thank each and every one of the hundreds of students in grades 4-13 who applied to be on Maine Department of Education’s Student Cabinet. There has been an amazing outpouring of interest, and we are honored that so many students want to be engaged in education policy and reform at the state level.
A team of educators, State Board members and DOE staff has begun reviewing the applications, and we are very impressed with the thoughtful and heartfelt responses of our students, and it is evident that students have great interest and great ideas when it comes to education!
We plan to begin offering cabinet positions as soon as next week. In addition, we hope to notify all of the applicants about their status, and about future opportunities for engagement. The outpouring of energy and interest has been recognized, and the Department is working to ensure multiple opportunities for Maine students and their voices and ideas to be heard and acted upon!
Once all positions on the Student Cabinet have been accepted, the Department will make a formal announcement.
We are so grateful for the overwhelming interest in this effort and for your patience as we continue our work toward forming this important group.