KDE seeks applications for 2020-2021 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council


Seeking applicants for 2020-2021 Commissioner's Student Advisory Council. Application deadline May 15, 2020.

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking high school applicants for the 2020-2021 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council. 

The council was established by the commissioner to provide feedback on critical issues impacting students and schools, and works with KDE staff to develop ideas to improve and transform education.

“Now more than ever, it is critically important that we have student voice present in every single decision that we make,” said Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. 

The group meets with the commissioner and KDE staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky.

The Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council is designed for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12, including students from the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf. KDE is encouraging students to apply who represent the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables in the Commonwealth.

Minimum membership consists of:

  • Two student members from each of the seven Kentucky Board of Education districts;
  • Four at-large student members;
  • One student from the Kentucky School for the Blind;
  • One student from the Kentucky School for the Deaf; and
  • Student members enrolled in a career and technical education pathway.

Due to a large number of Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council members who will graduate this year, there are 14 seats open for the 2020-2021 year. The first virtual meeting will take place in June 2020. 

The application deadline is May 15. Use this Google form to apply.