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Superintendent Woods seeks 2020-21 Student Advisory Council

Please review the “Application Instructions" section at the bottom of this release if you would like to apply.


CONTACT FOR NEWS MEDIA ONLY: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office,, 404-416-2286


September 1, 2020 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking high school students to serve on his 2020-21 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 high school for the 2020-21 school year (virtual learning students are still considered enrolled). The Student Advisory Council's first meeting will be held virtually on November 5, 2020. Other meeting dates will be set and announced to participants at a later time.

“Now more than ever, it is essential for me to hear directly from students about their educational experience and the impact of state policy decisions on the classroom," Superintendent Woods said. “My Student Advisory Council has been an invaluable resource in the past and has allowed me to learn from the perspectives of students across our state. I look forward to meeting with the 2020-21 Council soon."



Click here for the 2020-21 Student Advisory Council application. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

Selected students will be contacted via email. All students may visit on October 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. to see whether they have been accepted. Please note that we typically receive hundreds more applications than we are able to accept, and not being selected for the Student Advisory Council does not mean the student's application was not strong.​