Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Juneau gathers Student Advisory Board for second summit

Monday, April 4, 2011, 3:59 pm

Last fall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau selected a diverse group of 40 high school students from 31 communities to be part of the first-ever Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board (SAB).  The focus of the first Student Advisory Board summit was centered on the importance of staying in school, what kinds of actions can be taken to keep kids engaged in learning and providing feedback about Superintendent Juneau's Graduation Matters Montana initiative. 


More than 2,000 students drop out of school every year in Montana. The goals Graduation Matters Montana are: to increase the rate of Montana students graduating from high school ready for college and the 21st century workforce; establish a support network between schools, businesses, and community organizations for student success; and create school-based and community-based opportunities to inspire students to stay in school and graduate.


Superintendent Juneau believes we can do more to address the serious consequences of young people dropping out of school. She also believes the voices of students should play a vital role in helping schools and policymakers better address this issue. The Student Advisory Board is gathering for its second summit in Helena on April 15. The focus of this meeting will be school climate and its effects on academic success and graduation.

For more information, contact Deb Halliday, 444-3559