Apply to Be a Student Board Member

Education Foundation Student Board Member 2023 Applications Are Open!

Student Board Members

Three APS students serve on the Foundation board of directors. They are equals and peers -- and contribute their thoughts and time to our success. Beginning the 2023-2024 school year, we are looking for two new student board members who will join in May 2023. Interested? Apply by April 6, 2023

Student board members will have full voting privileges and responsibilities, and their terms will last through their time at an APS traditional or alternative high school.

As a student member, you will serve with key business, community and education leaders, including APS Superintendent of Schools Scott Elder and Board of Education President Yolanda Montoya-Cordova. You will play a part in organizing the Foundation’s fundraising and consciousness-raising events. You also will serve on a committee that will help guide key aspects of the Foundation’s operations.

Potential board members may apply for membership to the Foundation Executive Director Shannon Barnhill, who will place nominations before the Foundation’s Executive Committee. That committee will select the nominees and forward them for approval by the full board.

The ideal candidate will be a current sophomore or junior.

Service term on the board is one to two years depending on the student's year in high school.

Nomination Requirements

  • A recommendation and permission letter from an APS high school principal. The permission indicates allowing the student to miss class for bi-monthly board meetings, in addition to an occasional committee meeting.
  • A reference from an APS teacher who has had direct contact with the student.
  • A letter from parent/guardian allowing the student to miss class for bi-monthly Board meetings, in addition to an occasional committee meeting.
  • Deadline for nominations will be April 6, 2023.

Application Information

Fill out the application form, attach letters of recommendation and permission, and hit the Submit Button.

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Contact Information

For more information, call: (505) 878-6165.