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State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2019-20 Student Advisory Council.

These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools. Members will also engage in community service projects to benefit Georgia students and schools.

Past topics discussed by the student advisory council include: the school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2019-20 school year.

Members meet three times throughout the school year with State Superintendent Woods and are advisors who act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.

  • Middle school students will meet October 21, January 15, and March 24 with a joint community service day on May 5.
  • High school students will meet October 22, January 16, and March 25 with a joint community service day on May 5.

“My Student Advisory Council is a key part of my decision-making as I lead Georgia’s K-12 public education system,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a news release. “We make better policy choices when we’re connected with those we serve. I deeply value these students’ input and involvement.”

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