Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent's Student Advisory Board Fall Summit

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:23 pm

On October 11 and 12, Superintendent Juneau met with the 2012–2013 Student Advisory Board in Billings at the Yellowstone Art Museum to hear students' advice on how best to overcome the obstacles they face in their efforts to graduate from high school with the skills they need to be prepared for college and careers.  The 32 students from 27 schools were nominated by local school and community members and selected to reflect the diverse voices and experiences of Montana students.

The mission of the Student Advisory Board is to include student voice and perspectives in statewide policy decisions. During the Summit, students were asked to discuss their experiences with classmates and friends dropping out of high school, what they see as positive motivation for keeping students in school and how the OPI and Superintendent Juneau can work to support all Montana students.

The 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board identified six topics they think are important to ensuring all students graduate:

1. Supporting more compassion in school
2. Encouraging more student-developed school rules
3. Focusing on student motivation
4. Preventing bullying
5. Starting dropout prevention in early grades
6. Addressing school rigidity

A full report from the Fall 2012 Summit will be posted on the Graduation Matters Montana  GMM SAB tab where you can also find previous reports from Student Advisory Board Summits.

For more information, contact Thea Delamater, 444.5643