The members of the Student Advisory Council meet two times during the school year with the state school superintendent to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.
Members are advisers and act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. Barge, who lives in Floyd County, will conduct the meetings, which will also feature various DOE personnel providing further information.
“I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisers and discussing how our policies affect them on a daily basis,” said Barge.
“We want to make education work for all Georgia’s students, and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens.”
All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for positions on the council. Confirmed meeting dates are: Nov. 7 and March 6, 2013, although the dates are subject to change. Prospective applicants should be able to attend both meetings.
To be eligible for the council, applications must be received by Sept. 14.