Board Student Representatives
(Non Voting Member)
Term Expires: June 2024
Shorewood School District Student Representative - Job Description
Shorewood’s School Board first established two seats for student representatives to the board in 2019. Student representatives do not vote, but attend regular meetings of the Board and participate in discussion to ensure that students’ needs, desires and well-being are elevated in School Board decision-making. Board meetings are held in person in the SHS library on Tuesday evenings twice a month.
Student representatives are also encouraged to share school board discussions and solicit feedback from their classmates and fellow students both older and younger. They may do this across a range of venues, including in person, on social media, in student clubs and group meetings, or via Ripples or announcements.
Student representatives are elected by the Shorewood High School student body.
School District of Shorewood Student Representatives to the School Board Board
Appointed students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year shall serve as non-voting Student Representatives to the School Board for a term of one school year with an option to reapply for a second year as a junior or senior. Student Representatives shall participate in open Board meetings, but may not make or vote on any motions. They will attend only open meetings of the board.
Expectations and responsibilities for the Student Representatives to the School Board:
- Be available to begin serving as Student Representative with the start of the school year (September).
- Consistently attend regular Board Meetings - 7pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
- Review relevant materials, and be prepared to participate in each meeting alongside the elected, voting members of the Board.
- Communicate Board actions and relevant work to students and solicit feedback and ideas from fellow students.
Students who will be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors in the 2023-2024 school year are invited to run.
Wednesday, April 19
Candidacy form is due by 4:00pm to Mr. Kenney.
Thursday, April 20
Mandatory lunch meeting with Bella Busby and Emmett Joslyn (current Student Reps).
Monday, April 24
Candidate Statement due by 4:00pm to Mr. Kenney.
Monday, April 24 or Tuesday, April 25 (during lunch)
Film a short (less than 3 minutes) candidate video that completes the following statement: "I am running for student representative to the school board because… ".
All videos will be filmed on by District Communications Specialist Katelin Watson, and shared with students. Please email Mrs. Watson at [email protected] to coordinate your preferred date/time.
Thursday, April 27
Candidate videos are shared with the student body.
Tuesday, May 2
Student body voting will occur during advisory.