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MPS Student Board Representative

MPS Student Board Representative


Want to make a difference in your community, have an impact on your education, and uplift student voice in Minneapolis Public Schools? We have the opportunity for you! The Student Board Representative will provide the student perspective in the MPS Board of Education meetings.  

Applications should be filled out by student, then printed, signed, and scanned in to the Student Engagement Program Coordinator. Responses to questions may be typed or handwritting; please write legibily. Question 5 MUST be a video recording. Please ensure that video and audio is clear and understandable. 

2019-2020 Timeline: Electing a Student Board Representative


- Application and Two Letters of Recommendation Due by 9:00pm on Friday, November 8th, 2019

- November 8th - November 27th: Applications are screened and reviewed byStudnet Engagement Program Coordinator and CityWide Student Leadership Board members. Interviews will take place between November 13th and November 27th.

- Mid-late December: New Student Board Representative is publicly announced

- January 2020: New Student Board Representative is sworn in at the first 2020 MPS School Board Meeting

About the Student Board Representative

Eligibility. Any MPS student who is a sophomore or junior and is dedicated and committed to being an advocate for MPS youth voice.

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 will be provided at the end of your service.

Term of office. The student representative will serve a one-year term from the first board meeting in January 2020 through the last board meeting in December 2020.

Time requirements. The student representative will be required to attend two monthly school board meetings, typically the second Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday from approximately 6:00pm-8:00pm. The exact schedule is available at The student will also make time between meetings to study the agenda ma­terials and consult with the board staff if questions arise, as well as attend City Wide Student Leadership Board meetings. Meetings always occur on Mondays. locations vary and the schedule can be found at