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 a Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high school, academically eligible, and a junior or senior in the 2018-2019 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, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
The responsibilities of this position are extensive. A copy of the position description is enclosed for your information. The student member must spend at least two evenings per month in attendance at BOE meetings. Considerable time prior to each meeting must be devoted to reviewing policies and programs scheduled for action or review by the BOE. In addition to the twice-monthly meetings, the student member attends public BOE functions and all Howard County Association of Student Council (HCASC) meetings.
Applicants must submit an application, a resume, essay responses, a confirmation of academic eligibility signed by a guidance counselor, the principal’s recognition that the student is running for this position, a statement of parent permission, and two letters of recommendation. The applicant must assemble the complete application packet and return it to Ms. Cindy Drummond, HCASC Advisor, HCPSS, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . The complete application packet must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
All applications will be checked for completeness and eligibility. All applicants and their parents or guardians must attend a Guidelines and Expectations meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, February 12 at the Board of Education (BOE).
Please print and thoroughly read and complete the attached application.