Friday, September 13, 2013

Monterey area high school students, this one's for you

This is the third year in a row I suggest one of our brilliant local students take on a statewide challenge: to represent students at the State Board of Education.

Any takers, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Carmel students?

It sounds like a lot of work, a lot of travel for sure, but a great experience. The state pays some expenses.

Here's more information, from the California State Board of Education: any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2014–15 school year, and will be available to attend a statewide student leader conference November 2–6, 2013 in Sacramento, is eligible to apply.

The estimated time required for the Student Member will be at least two consecutive school days every other month to attend regular State Board meetings, usually in Sacramento; a one-day orientation; sufficient time to study the agenda materials in advance of the meetings which may include consultation with board staff for background information related to agenda issues; additional time for handling other Board-related business; and time to attend selected advisory group meetings, student meetings, workshops, and conferences.

All transportation costs will be paid by the SBE. Lodging and meal costs will be paid in the amount allowed by state regulations. The State Board’s Student Member receives a $100 stipend for each day’s service on official business.

I'm sure there's plenty of Monterey County high school students willing to take on the challenge. Any takers? For more information, click here.

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