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Applications being accepted for Commissioner’s Student Council

Deadline to apply is Sept. 15

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2016) — The Commissioner’s Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, is accepting applications from public school students in grades 10-12. The council also is designed to engage student leaders in learning by doing. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The Commissioner’s Student Council is a year-long program. The group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky. Members will provide feedback—from a student perspective—on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools.

The council seeks students with innovative ideas and thoughtful insight into how schools and student achievement can be improved. Students who represent the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and schoolsize variables particular to Kentucky are encouraged to apply, including students enrolled in career pathways and students at the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Students selected to serve on the council include two students from each of the seven Kentucky Board of Education districts, and at least one student from the Kentucky School for the Blind, the Kentucky School for the Deaf and a student enrolled in a career and technical education pathway. Students selected for the council have the option to serve consecutive one-year terms as long as they remain eligible to serve.