Iowa students encouraged to apply for State Board of Education position by Jan. 31
The State Board of Education is seeking applications for its student member position. The application deadline is Jan. 31.
Each year, the Governor appoints a student to serve as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education.
The next one-year term runs from May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. The State Board of Education meets at least seven times during that term, with most meetings taking place in Des Moines.
Applicants must be full-time 10th or 11th grade students enrolled in a public high school. Eligible students also must have:
- A grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.75 on a 5.0 scale.
- Attended their present high school for at least the past two consecutive semesters (or equivalent thereof).
- Demonstrated participation in extra-curricular and community activities, as well as an interest in serving on the State Board of Education.
Student applications must be approved by their school districts. The number of applicants from any one school district is limited as follows:
- If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is fewer than 400 students, there may be no more than one applicant from the district.
- If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is from 400 to 1,199 students, there may be no more than two applicants from the district.
- If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is 1,200 students or more, there may be no more than three applicants from the district.
Application materials are available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website: