State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is looking for twelve Idaho students to serve on a youth advisory council to the State Department of Education.
Ybarra announced the new initiative this week at her Superintendents Roadshow.
“I want to talk about the reason we’re in this business, which is kids. There’s been a direct challenge and hit to them with this pandemic,” Ybarra told superintendents in Boise on Monday. “It’s kind of like we’re talking all the way around our kids but we’re not really involving them; we haven’t really brought them to the table at the state level.”
In a news release, Ybarra said she wants to recruit students from “varied grade levels, backgrounds, interests, cultures, school sizes and parts of Idaho.” Students selected for the council will meet quarterly through the 2021-22 school year.
Students must fill out an…