MDE Accepting Applications for New State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is inviting students to apply for selection to the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The MDE is seeking students in Grades 11-12 or first year of college to serve as members of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council for a term of two school years. The Council’s purpose is to provide a forum for Mississippi’s students to offer diverse perspectives to the State Superintendent of Education. The selected students will act as liaisons between the Mississippi Department of Education and public school students from across the state.

Students from different backgrounds, school size and regions in Mississippi will be able to share their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy in Mississippi with Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. Council meetings will be held twice a year (fall and spring) during the school year. Meetings will be held regionally, and Council members will be notified of the first meeting date upon selection.

Applications are due by September 13, 2019 and can be found on the State Superintendent’s webpage: www.mdek12.org/SSE/Student-Advisory-Council