Applications for the Student Member of the Board of Education 2020-21

The Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland authorizes the election of a student member of the Howard County Board of Education.  Howard County Policy 2010 specifies that Howard County students in grades 6-11 shall have the opportunity to elect the Student Member of the Howard County Board of Education to a one-year term. 

Please refer to the two attachments on this email including both the letter to school leaders detailing their role in the election process and the complete Student Member of the Board of Education Application explaining the position and the expectations for students. HCASC made an electronic version of the application for the Student Member of the Board position available on the HCASC website https://hcasc.hcpss.org/

HCASC: Many Students, One VoiceAttend the January 2020 HCASC Meeting. HCASC’s next meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Center. Attend the December 2019 HCASC Meetinghcasc.hcpss.org

 and also provided access to the applications through the offices of Student Services at each high school.

It is now time to receive applications for the next Student Member of the Howard County Board of Education.  Any current sophomore or junior in Howard County may apply for this position. The student must be regularly enrolled in an HCPSS high school, academically eligible, and a junior or senior in the 2020-2021 school year. The student elected by the students of Howard County will serve a one‑year term on the Howard County Board of Education, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.HCASC students will plan, manage, and host the student delegate convention on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to review the Student Member of the Board of Education applicants and nominate the final two candidates who will run for the Student Member of the Board of Education position. Delegates will represent every middle and high school in accordance with Policy 2010.

The HCASC advisor and current Student Member will hold an information meeting for candidates and their parents or guardians on February 25, 2020 to further explain the campaign process and guidelines. The candidates selected will then participate in the campaign process by creating and distributing campaign materials, including a video produced by HCASC and HCPSS that will show at all voting schools on election day April 22, 2020.Thank you for your continued support of the Student Member of the Board and all of the students in Howard County Public Schools. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions regarding the Student Member of the Board position, convention, election process, or student voice.

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