Juneau Announces 23 New Members to Student Advisory Board

Thursday, May 30, 2013
By Abby Coburn

Juneau Announces 23 New Members to Student Advisory Board

(Helena, MT) Today, Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced the addition of 23 new members to her statewide Student Advisory Board. The board consists of 40 high school students from 34 Montana schools.

Superintendent Juneau said, "I'm really excited to welcome these new members to the Student Advisory Board. I have personally read each student's application and the recommendations from adults in their lives.” She continued, "The unique perspective each student brings to the Board is extremely valuable as we work community by community to improve the graduation rate and educational opportunities for all students."

Student Advisory Board members were first nominated by local schools and community members and also had to apply for selection to the board.  Superintendent Juneau received 84 nominations from communities across the state. The board members, in grades 9–12, come from rural communities such as Absarokee and Cut Bank and from larger communities such as Billings and Kalispell. They represent the diverse range of experiences and backgrounds of Montana students.

The Student Advisory Board is part of Superintendent Juneau's statewide initiative, Graduation Matters Montana. Graduation Matters Montana aims to increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for college and careers.

The first meeting of the 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board will be held October 27 and 28 in Helena.

More information about the Student Advisory Board, including the full list of 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board members, is available on OPI's Graduation Matters Montana website: http://gmm.mt.gov/sab.html.


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