MDE invites students to apply for the Student Advisory Council by Sept. 16

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites students in grades 11-12 or first year of college to apply for selection to the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Deadline to apply is Sept. 16.

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 MDE 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 the state superintendent of education. Council meetings will be held twice a year (fall and spring) during the school year. Council members will be notified of the first meeting date upon selection.

Principals and parent/legal guardians must provide signatures on a student’s application to approve a student’s participation in the SAC.

To apply, please go to