Student Board Member

South Whidbey Student Representative to the School Board

Position Announcement

Student representative will:

  • Follow guidelines for submitting application to school board
  • Serve during Junior or Senior year of high school
  • Serve from  September to June, but welcome at all meetings
  • Attend  two official meetings per month (workshop/board)
  • Function as  liaison between all schools and board
  • Provide  own transportation to/from meetings
  • Have opportunity to chair one board meeting during tenure
  • Receive an honors designation on transcript for U.S. History
  • Assist board members at high school graduation (Junior rep)


  • Looks good on college resume
  • U.S. History honors designation
  • Potential artifact for senior project
  • Opportunity to engage with students at other schools
  • Assist in presenting diplomas at HS graduation (Junior)
  • Opportunity to chair an official school board meeting
  • Practice public speaking


  • Beginning of April- information goes out to all sophomores/juniors
  • Application packet available at the SWHS office
  • End of April - Student information “packet” due to Mr. Patton
  • May Workshop - interviews with school board (May – Pre - Workshop meeting)
  • May - Finalist announced
  • September Regular Meeting- Student representative seated
  • May - final required board meeting  (7th  meeting)
  • June - Member assists board in presenting diplomas at graduation

Student information “packet” to include:

  • Resume
  • Copy of H.S. Transcript  (signed by school official)
  • 2 reference letters 
  • Transportation requirement
  • Job requirements





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