• Student Representative

    The Knox County Board of Education seeks a student representative as a non-voting member. This position is to be filled annually by a Knox County high school senior.

    The role of the student representative will be:

    1. To provide student insight and perspective to the Board and school system administrators;
    2. To serve as a liaison to the students of Knox County Schools through established student government and other student communication networks; and
    3. To report to students about the work of the school system and the Board of Education.

     

    Eligibility requirements for the student representative will be:

    1. To be a rising senior who has attended a Knox County public high school for one year in good standing;
    2. To maintain a 2.75 minimum grade point average; and
    3. To commit a minimum of 15 hours per month.

     

    Responsibilities for the student representative will be:

    1. To be a resident of Knox County and a senior in a Knox County Schools high school;
    2. To be bound by all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the elected Board of Education members;
    3. To maintain appropriate school attendance, conduct, and grade point average;
    4. To participate in Board discussions, but not to make motions, vote, hold Board offices, or attend Executive Sessions;
    5. To receive materials distributed to Board members, with the exception of materials relating to individual students, employees, and other confidential matters exempt from disclosure by law;
    6. To receive services and support from the Board office and staff members with prior approval of the Board Chair;
    7. To be reimbursed for all expenses incurred while on Board business with prior approval of the Board Chair; and
    8. To attend and sit with the Board members at the Board table during work sessions and Board meetings.

     

    Applications Now Being Accepted for 2020-2021 Student Representative

    The Knox County Board of Education is currently taking applications for a student representative to serve as a non-voting member of the Board for the 2020-2021 school year.  Applicants must be a rising senior attending a Knox County public high school for at least one year in good standing while maintaining a 2.75 minimum grade point average and a willingness to commit to a minimum of 15 hours of service per month.  The application, Information, and required forms are available below and may also be acquired at the main office and/or guidance office of each high school.  Applications and all required documentation are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 and must be submitted to the Knox County Board of Education Office by fax at 865-594-1629 or by email to terri.coatney@knoxschools.org.  For further information, please contact the Board office at 865-594-1630.

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