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Superintendent’s Student Roundtable

Superintendent's Student Roundtable

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Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for the new Superintendent’s Student Roundtable. One representative will be chosen from each campus to provide direct input to Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland regarding issues affecting our students and schools.

One student will be selected from each school. The roundtable will meet twice this school year (Jan. 15 and March 26, 2019) during the school day.

All student applications will be reviewed by the Superintendent’s Student Roundtable Committee. The lone finalist will be sent to each principal for final approval.

Application Deadline: December 7, 2018

Each student will need one reference from their campus.

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Mission 
5th through 12th grade students working directly with the Superintendent, bringing the student voice to district level decision-making.

Charge 
The Superintendent's Student Roundtable:

  • Focus on various topics including, but not limited to, school community, curriculum, facilities, school safety, social justice and opportunities for students.
  • Provide input on goals and strategies for key district initiatives.

Committee Membership
The committee will represent intermediate, middle and high schools. To ensure the team reflects the diverse population of Crowley ISD, we will recruit students who represent and reflect the diversity of the district,

Committee Member Qualifications
Members must be an intermediate, middle or high school student in Crowley ISD. There will be up to 13 student members; one representing each campus and two additional at-large positions, Committee members must be a student in good standing making reasonable progress towards graduation.

Committee Member Expectations

  1. Value and respect the diversity of Crowley ISD
  2. Work cooperatively and respectfully with committee members
  3. Actively participate in committee tasks
  4. Attend all meetings

Committee Term
The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable is a standing committee. The term of membership is one academic year. Members will serve from Jan. – May 2019.

Committee Support & Structure

The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable members are selected by application and lottery when needed. Committee members will be offered training opportunities in understanding the school system, leadership, advocacy, team-building and other topics.

Committee Meetings
Meetings will be held twice during the 2018-2019 school year: Jan. 15 and March 26.  Meetings will be held at the Crowley ISD School District administration building and will be one-hour in length. Lunch, transportation and interpretation (if needed) will be provided.

The committee will be asked to attend up to two School Board meetings per year and brief the School Board on the committee’s work and activities. 

Committee Member Responsibilities and Commitment
Team members are expected to commit to attending all meetings (exceptions will be made for urgent and unforeseen conflicts). 

Application Process
Applications for The Superintendent’s Student Roundtable will be sought via public notices, community partners, school staff, and parent groups.

Applications will be sent out via website, social media, school newsletters, school counselors and other staff, flyers, etc. Please fill out the application online. All final applicants will need the building principal’s approval.