Philadelphia Public Schools’ Board of Education Non-Voting Student Representative Application Process
Qualifications for Application
- Student applicants to the Board of Education must be a current resident of the City of Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public school.
- Student applicants must be in the 11th or 12th grade during their term as a student representative.
- Student applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher, and in good standing.
- Student applicants must be actively involved in their school community and willing to work to support Philadelphia’s public schools, on behalf of their peers, on a regular basis.
- Student applicants must be willing to represent their peers by communicating student opinions to the School Board, and reporting Board deliberations and actions to the student body. The student representative must be available to meet with the School Board on a monthly basis, to communicate the concerns of their peers, and make an effort to be at every public meeting.
- Applicants must submit a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM, on March 22, 2021.
- Applicants must obtain approval signature from parent/guardian.
- Applicants must submit two reference letters; at least one of these references must come from a current teacher or administrator.
- Selected applicants will be interviewed (virtually) by a committee that is made up of leaders from the Office of Student Support Services, Charter Schools, Mayor’s Office, youth advocates, as well as, youth from a district school, charter school, and current Board of Education Student Board Reps. The committee will nominate 2 student representatives to the School Board for approval.