School Board seeks student representatives

School Board Seeks Student Representatives
Posted on 04/05/2021
Student Reps

The Board recognizes the value of communicating with students and receiving their input and perspective. To foster this relationship with the students, the Board will seat up to two student representatives to sit with the Board as non-voting advisors.

Click here to download application packet - pdf

Purpose: The student representative(s)

  • Will serve as a liaison between the Board and both student body associations and individual students; reporting to, and conferring with, individual students and with student councils as those councils deem appropriate.
  • Will represent the South Kitsap School District in accordance with the following qualifications, selection procedures, and responsibilities.

Qualifications for Application: The student

  • Must, during their term as student representative, attend school in the South Kitsap School District at least half-time (.5 FTE).
  • Must be in proper academic standing equivalent to participation in athletics or other student activities and maintain proper academic standing throughout their term.
  • Will maintain personal standards of behavior appropriate to participate in student activities. 

Responsibilities of the Student Representative:
The student representative(s) will

  • Attend all regular board meetings which occur while school is in session. Since regular meetings occur during the evening hours of a school night, the Board of Directors may grant permission for the student representative to leave a meeting before the conclusion, if the student report has been given. Regular school board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM at the SKSD District Office.
  • Attend special meetings or study sessions if requested, but not Executive Sessions.
  • Review the agenda and reading materials prior to all regular board meetings.
  • Participate in discussion at regular board meetings when applicable. However, the student representatives will not make motions or vote.
  • Provide reports to the Board during the agenda item titled “School Board Student Representative Report.” The reports will include student activities, topics and concerns from the student body to apprise the Board.
  • Report Board deliberations and actions to the student bodies as applicable.
  • Orient a new student representative.
  • Participate in board training session, when invited, such as WSSDA Conference, NSBA Conference, and Legislative Assembly. When these sessions occur on school days, student representatives will follow the established prearranged absence procedures at the high school.

Term of Office:

  • The term of office is for one year, beginning on July 1.
  • In the event of a vacancy during the school year, a student is selected from qualified applicants to serve the remaining term of the school year.
  • The student representative serves at the discretion of the Board of Directors

Application Process

  • Submit a complete application packet including
    • Application signed by student and parent/guardian
    • Letter of intent
    • Recommendation form or letter of endorsement from two adults, at least one of whom is a faculty member or school administrator.
  • Selected applicants are interviewed by one or more members of the Board, and the full Board will make the final selection.


  • April 1-30, 2021. Candidate application packets will be available for download on the SKSD website and from the main office at South Kitsap High School, Explorer Academy, and Discovery Alternative High School.
  • April 30, 2021 Candidate applications due by 3:00 pm. Submit applications to:
    SKSD Board of Directors
    2689 Hoover Avenue
    Port Orchard, WA 98366
    Or email to
  • May 5, 2021
    The School Board will review the applications and schedule interviews for candidates meeting the application requirements.
  • June 2, 2021
    The School Board will interview finalists and select a student representative for the 2021-2022 school year.
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