Applications are being accepted for the Next-Generation Student Council, which meets with the commissioner of education and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students.

The commissioner created the council to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing. Participants in the year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12 will play a vital role in providing input regarding issues affecting education in Kentucky and work with KDE staff to develop ideas to improve and transform education.

All students are encouraged to apply in order to represent the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables particular to Kentucky. The application deadline is Sept. 30. Click here for more information and to access the application.