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Members sought for student advisory council

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Student Advisory Council.

The members of the student advisory council meet two times during the school year with the state school superintendent to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members are advisers and act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. Barge will conduct the meetings, which will also feature various Department of Education personnel providing further information.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisers and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and what better way to do that than to hear directly from them?"

All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. Meeting dates are: Nov. 4 and March 7. Applicants should be able to attend both meetings.

To be eligible for the council, applications must be received by Sept. 6.

Interested students should contact Weston Burleson at (404) 657-1340 or wburleson@

Web posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011

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