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MPS Student Board Representative

MPS Student Board Representative


We are beginning the search for our next student to serve on the MPS Board of Education. This is an incredible opportunity to more deeply engage in the decision processes that affect MPS youth. The role of the student representative is to provide their perspective and suggestions for the development of education policies and programs. They do this with the support and collaboration of the CityWide Student Leadership Board.

The student representative serves as an “ex officio” member which means they are encouraged to influence and discuss decisions, but may not vote on them.

Question 5 MUST be a video recording. Please ensure that video and audio is clear and understandable. 

2020-2021 Timeline: Electing a Student Board Representative


- Online Application and Two Letters of Recommendation Due by 9:00pm on Friday, November 6th, 2020

- November 9th - 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 2021: 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 through the last board meeting in December of their respective year.

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 https://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, as well as attend City Wide Student Leadership Board meetings. Meetings always occur on Mondays. locations vary and the schedule can be found at https://alc.mpls.k12.mn.us/citywide_students