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​State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks Student Advisory Council

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358,

APPLICANT CONTACT: Ron Culver, State School Superintendent’s Office,


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August 3, 2015 State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his fall 2015 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.


Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2015-16 school year. To apply:


·       Click here to download an application.

·       Send applications by August 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. to Ron Culver at  

·       Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can check, under News & Announcements, on September 11 to see if they have been selected.


Middle school students will meet September 28, November 9, and March 28. High school students will meet October 1, November 12, and March 31. The Student Advisory Council will also have two virtual meetings. Details on times and dates will be discussed at the first meeting.


“Students feel the impact of our decisions every day,” Superintendent Woods said. “If we are going to develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, we must hear directly from students. We can only improve their educational experience by bringing them to the table.”