Superintendent Student Roundtable
Posted on 11/27/2018
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For the second year, Superintendent Karst Brandsma has called for the formation of the Superintendent’s Student Roundtable comprised of representatives from Discovery Alternative, Explorer Academy, and South Kitsap High School. Students will work directly with the Superintendent and bring student voice to District level decision-making.


The Superintendent's Student Roundtable will focus on various topics including but not limited to school community, curriculum, facilities, school safety, social justice, and opportunities for students. Students will also provide input on goals and strategies for key District initiatives.

Committee Membership
The committee will represent South Kitsap High School, Discovery Alternative, and Explorer Academy campuses. To ensure the team reflects the diverse population of South Kitsap School District, we will recruit students who represent and reflect the diversity of the district.

Committee Member Qualifications
Members must be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student in South Kitsap School District. There will be up to eight student members; one representing each grade level at South Kitsap High School and two additional at-large positions, one from Discovery Alternative, one from Explorer Academy. Committee members must be a student in good standing with and making reasonable progress towards graduation and all applicants must have building principal approval.

Committee Member Expectations:

Members will value and respect the diversity of South Kitsap School District; work cooperatively and respectfully with fellow committee members; actively participate in committee tasks; attend all meetings.

Committee Term
The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable is a standing committee. The term of membership is one academic year. Members will serve from November 2017 - June 2018 and in subsequent years from September to June.

Committee Support & Structure
The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable members are selected by application and lottery when needed. Committee members will be offered training opportunities in understanding the school system, leadership, advocacy, team building and other topics.

Committee Meetings
Meetings will be held three times for the 2018-2019 school year and quarterly in subsequent school years. Meetings will be held at the South Kitsap School District administration building and will be 1 hour in length. Snacks, transportation and interpretation (if needed) will be provided. The committee will be asked to attend up to two (2) School Board Meetings per year and brief the School Board on the Committee’s work and activities.

Committee Member Responsibilities and Commitment
Team members are expected to commit to attending all meetings (exceptions will be made for urgent and unforeseen conflicts). 

Application Process
Applications for The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable are available at the SKHS office and are due by Friday, December 14.

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