State Board of Ed seeks sophomore applicants from 2nd District

Feb 01, 2020

Augusta — The State Board of Education is seeking applications for a new student member. Applications are being accepted Feb. 3-24 from high school sophomores who attend school in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Waldo County.

The Maine State Board of Education has two nonvoting student members who join the board as high school juniors and serve for two years, one enrolled in a school in Maine's First Congressional District; the other enrolled in a school in the Second Congressional District. Staggered appointments mean the board at all times has one high school junior and one senior as members.

Application materials are available on the State Board of Education web page. The board has also mailed application materials to all Second Congressional District high school principals and guidance counselors. Completed applications should be mailed to Mary Becker, Maine State Board of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023.

After applications close Feb. 24, they will be reviewed. Semifinalists will be interviewed in March, after which three finalists will be chosen. The Governor’s Office will make the final selection. That student will be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Maine State Senate.

For more information, visit the Maine State Board of Education web page or contact Mary Becker, board assistant, at 624-6616 or


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