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UPDATE!! (December 13th, 2016)

Applications have been received and are in the process of being reviewed and screened to be given to the CityWide exec board! A friendly reminder that applicants will not receive feedback on their applications nor will the original application be returned. The new board representative will be notified immediately after the New Year. Stay tuned!


Want to make a difference in your community, improve your resume, and look great on college applications? We have the opportunity for you! The Student Board Representative will provide the student perspective in the MPS Board of Education meetings.  

Applications can be filled out electronically by student, then printed, signed and scanned in to the Student Engagement Program Coordinator.  Please ask your school office for assistance in this process.  Responses to questions may be videotaped or written; AT LEAST ONE response must be video (phone, computer, camera, etc).  Please ensure that video and audio is clear and understandable.  

2016-2017 Timeline: Electing a Student Board Representative


- Applications and Letter of Recommendation Due by 9:00pm on Thursday, December 8th, 2016

- Week of December 12th, 2016: Applications are reviewed and screened by a selection committee and CityWide Executive Board members vote on new student representative

- Week of January 2nd, 2017: New Student Board Representative is publicly announced

- January 10th, 2017: New Student Board Representative is sworn in at the first 2017 MPS School Board Meeting

About the Student Board Representative

Eligibility. Any student, who is enrolled in a MPS public high school, is a sophomore or junior, and is dedicated and committed to being an advocate for MPS youth.

Benefits:  The student representative will gain a wide array of leadership skills though this unique opportunity that can strengthen future college applications and/or resumes.  A stipend may be provided.

Term of office. The student representative will serve a one-year term from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. They will be sworn in the first board meeting of the 2017 calendar year, January 10th, 2017. 

Time requirements. The student representative will be required to attend monthly school board meetings from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The exact schedule is available at board.mpls.k12.mn.us. The student will also make time between meetings to study the agenda ma­terials and consult with the board staff if questions arise; and time to attend the monthly City Wide Student Government (CWSG) executive and general meetings. The fourth Tuesday’s will be used for potential community engagement opportunities, work sessions, special meetings or Board retreats. Meeting locations and times can vary.