For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Contact: Dale Wetzel, Public Information Specialist
BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 1, 2016 –- State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking North Dakota young people to apply to join her Student Cabinet. The group will provide Baesler with their ideas and opinions about how to improve North Dakota education.
Public and private school students enrolled in grades three through 12, as well as students in their first year of college, are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be able to travel to meetings and have a parent or chaperone to accompany them.
The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Superintendent Baesler hopes to name her cabinet appointments by Sept. 30.
The cabinet will have up to 20 members. Applicants are asked to respond to these questions:
1. Why do you want to be a member of the cabinet?
2. What characteristics do you have that would benefit the cabinet?
3. What do you believe is the biggest issue facing students in North Dakota?
Applicants are also invited to list any school or community activities in which they are involved.
Members of the Student Cabinet “will have a voice and a role in shaping what the next generation of students will experience in their classrooms, and could even influence their next year in school,” Baesler said.
“Just from my experience as a vice principal and as a teacher myself, and even as a school board member, I find that when I visit with students, they have thoughts and opinions on a whole myriad of subjects,” Baesler said. “We can find out what their ideas are, so they can share with us their thoughts on how we can improve things, and how we can build on things that we are already doing well.”
Questions should be directed to Candice Tollefson, phone 701-328-2272, email email@example.com.