Student Board Council

  • The San Mateo Union High School District Student Board Council is seeking members for a new 17-member board made up of student representatives from each of the District’s high schools - two each from Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills and San Mateo; one each from Peninsula High, Middle College and the Bridge Programs and two at-large members who represent diverse interests of the student body. 

    From this Council, two Student Board Members will be selected each quarter to attend approximately six school board meetings to represent the Council and entire student body on important issues! 

    Any SMUHSD student can apply to serve on the Student Board Council. 

    Student Board Council members are selected by a subcommittee of the Board of Trustees and students. Students serve on the Council for one school year. 


    • Attend monthly District Student Board Council meetings to learn about issues being discussed by our School Board that are important to students at your school! 

    • Represent peers at your school to make sure important issues are discussed in this forum and at school board meetings! 

    • Opportunity to be selected to be a Student Board Member attend regular school board meetings to represent the entire student body on important issues.


    • Gain valuable experience in government.

    • Attend training provided by the California School Boards Association to learn more about how schools are governed and how decisions are made that impact student’s lives. 

    • Have a positive impact on decisions that directly affect your school. 

    • Be a positive force in shaping school culture and climate. 

    • Add valuable experience to your resume!

Apply by May 18!

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    Do you have an interest in how your school is run?  

    Are you interested in political science or government?

    Do you want to represent your fellow students to the District Board of Trustees to make sure ALL voices are heard? 

    If YES, consider applying for the school district’s NEW Student Board Council!

    Application deadline is May 18!