Student Board Member Applications Open

Student Board Member Applications Now Being Accepted for TWO Positions!
Posted on 04/09/2024
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The Waukegan Community Unit School District Board of Education is seeking two students to serve as Student Board Members for the 2024-2025 school year. Any student who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior next year is eligible to apply. 


The selection process and terms of the student board members have slightly changed this year from the past. New this year, the Board will select two students to serve a one-year term each. Each campus (Brooklside and Washington) will be represented by one student. Also new, the term of the Student Board Member has changed from January to January to instead July 1- June 30. 


Now through May 5, 2024, the Board will be accepting applications from qualified freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in serving a 1-year term. The Student Board Member is a non-voting member of the Board of Education who acts as a liaison between the students and the School Board. The selected students are given time on each School Board Meeting agenda to speak regarding student concerns, curriculum, and activities. 


Student Board Member Application Requirements: A student must meet the following requirements to apply for the position of Student Board Member:


1. Be a WHS junior, sophomore, or freshman student during the 2023-2024 school year.

2. Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

3. Submit a one-page personal bio (double-spaced) outlining your abilities, goals, and reasons why you are the best choice as a Student Board Member.

4. Submit written responses to the following questions:

      a. Why are you interested in being a Student Board Member?

      b. What do you feel is the most important issue that Waukegan students face today?

      c. How would you engage your fellow students to ensure their voices are heard?

5. Provide one written reference from a teacher, administrator, or community member.

6. Provide contact information, including phone number and/or e-mail address.


The naming of the Student Board Member will take place in June 2024. The term of the position is from July 2024- June 2025. 


The deadline for submission of materials is May 5, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Materials should be submitted to Nicholas Alatzakis at [email protected]

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