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Student Advisory Board

Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board consists of student representatives from each district high school. The advisory board creates space for student voice, advice, and perspectives to Superintendent Dr. Jones and school district leaders. The Student Advisory Board meets with the superintendent and district leaders throughout the school year to learn about the work of the district and to share feedback. This feedback is critical to the work moving forward and works to center our students in programming and impact in Seattle Public Schools

Our strategic plan, Seattle Excellence, calls on SPS to “partner with students, families, and communities who are furthest from educational justice by conducting inclusive and authentic engagement.” Superintendent Jones and his team are committed to working in partnership with the SAB to identify student needs, determine solutions, and support the implementation of the initiatives that will best meet the needs of students of color who are furthest from educational justice. To do this, the Student Advisory Board will explore a wide range of district priorities identified in Seattle Excellence and framed around Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity (Policy 0030). Read more about Policy 0030 and Seattle Excellence.

2021-22 Student Advisory Board Selection Process

  • Students must complete an application if they are interested in participating in the Student Advisory Board
  • Students furthest from educational justice, including students of color, LGQBTIA, ELL, undocumented, homeless/unhoused, foster, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply


The Student Advisory Board consists of at least one student from each of the 17 high schools. Students are in grades 9 through 12 and are representative of the diversity of Seattle Public Schools. Our focus is to have student representatives who have been historically marginalized within the education system. Students can serve up to two years.

Member Responsibilities

  • Speak your truth
  • Attend all scheduled meetings (6-7 meetings per year)
  • Represent the views and be a voice for students at your school
  • Review materials to support feedback given to district leaders
  • Contribute to the group’s work of evolving the scope and impact of the SAB