Knox County students have an opportunity to go behind the scenes of school leadership and help make decisions that will impact students across the district.
Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles is currently seeking two students from each of the district’s middle and high schools to serve on a student advisory council that will launch in November.
The purpose of the council will be to discuss how decisions made by the Board of Education are affecting students throughout school district and provide feedback – from a student perspective – on critical issues within the school walls and in student lives. Council members will receive insight on district initiatives and will develop outreach programs that will promote education in Knox County.
Selected members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council will serve during the 2013-2014 academic year by attending meetings scheduled both during and after school. Students in grades 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th are eligible to apply for the current school year.
Applications for the council are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 4. Students may hand deliver the application to Central Office, mail it, or arrange for delivery through their principal or guidance counselor.
Superintendent Sprinkles and his designees will review and score all applications based on the answers provided to the questions. Appointments to the council will be based on how well the applicants communicated their ideas and goals.