Student Representatives

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OSD Student RepresentativesEach year, the Olympia School District Board of Directors selects two high school juniors or seniors to serve as student representatives on the board. The students serve in an advisory capacity at board meetings and do not vote. They contribute to discussion by providing student insight and are encouraged to comment about policies, procedures, and decisions that affect students. They also serve as a liaison for student leadership at their schools and report to fellow students about the work of the board and district activities. 


Student representatives are selected by their high schools on a rotating basis each spring to serve on the board for the following school year. In even-numbered years, selecting high schools are Capital High School and the Olympia Regional Learning Academy. In odd-numbered years, selecting schools are Avanti High School and Olympia High School.

 

Recruitment for Student Board Representatives from Avanti High School and Olympia High School for the 2021-2022 school years has begun.  If you are interested and would like to learn more about the role and responsibility of a Student Board Representative, join school board leaders and current student board representatives for one of the three informational sessions. See the recruitment timeline below.


For your information, below is the Student Representative 2021-22 School Year Selection Timeline:

 

  • May 18, 20, & 24 at 4:15 p.m. via Zoom – Informational Session *Zoom Link
  • May 22 – May 30 at 11 p.m. – Application Submission Period *Apply Here (Online Application)  
  • May 31 – June 2 – Application Screening
  • June 3 (TBC) – Interviews (2 – Avanti/2 – OHS) ½ hour each
  • June 4 – Final selection
  • June 8 at 4 p.m. – New Student Board Representative Orientation
  • June 10 – Swearing In New Student Board Representatives @ 6:30 p.m. Board Meeting

 


 

Eligibility Requirements

Student representatives must be:

 

  • Entering their junior or senior year at the time of selection and in good academic standing, and maintain good academic standing throughout his or her term. Selected students should also have a history of leadership and involvement in extracurricular and civic activities;
  • Willing to communicate with fellow students about the activities of the Board and to gather input about issues facing the Board;
  • Willing to commit the necessary time to attend meetings and perform the duties and responsibilities of a student representative. Board meetings are generally scheduled two evenings each month, as well as one monthly work session as scheduled.
  • The student representative is preferred to be a resident of the district.

 

For more information about being a student representative, contact Emmie San Nicolas, executive assistant to the superintendent, at esannicolas@osd.wednet.edu or (360) 596-6114.