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State Board of Education seeks student members

Applications due by Feb. 24
Jan 30, 2020

Maine State Board of Education is seeking applications for the newest student member to join the board. Applications are being accepted Feb. 3 through 24.

The 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 in a school in the Second Congressional District. At all times, the board has one high school junior and one senior as members, with staggered appointments.

Applications are currently being accepted from students who attend school in the Second Congressional District, which includes Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington counties and part of Kennebec County. The student must currently be a high school sophomore.  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.

Applications will be reviewed according to the process described in Maine Education and School Statutes, Title 20-A, Chapter 5, State Board of Education. Semifinalists will be interviewed in March 2020, after which three finalists will be chosen. The names and application materials of the finalists will be sent to the governor’s office for final selection. The selected student will be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Maine State Senate.

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


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