2024-2025 Student Board Council

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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 2024-2025 Student Board Council:  

    2024-2025 Student Board Member Application

    Deadline to apply is Friday, May 31.


    ¿Tienes interés en saber cómo funciona tu escuela?

    ¿Te interesan las ciencias políticas o el gobierno?

    ¿Quieres representar a tus compañeros de clase para asegurarte de que TODAS las voces sean escuchadas?

    Si la respuesta es sí, ¡considera postularte para el NUEVO Consejo de la Junta Estudiantil del distrito escolar para el año escolar 2024-2025.

    2024-25 Solicitud para la Junta Directiva Estudiantil

    La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud para el año escolar 2024-25 es 31 de mayo del 2024.

2023-2024 Student Board Council

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    The San Mateo Union High School District Student Board Council is a new board made up of student representatives from each of the District’s high schools 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! 

    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! 

    • Attend regular school board meetings to represent the entire student body on important issues.

    2023-2024 Student Board Members

  • Abraham Alfakhouri, 11th Grade, Capuchino

    Jose Angel Bahena Sanchez, 12th Grade, Bridge

    Zurine Cheng, 11th grade, Mills

    Leah Chili, 12th grade, Burlingame

    Shreeya Gupta, 10th grade, Aragon

    Eylin Araceli Ixcoy Aguilar, 12th grade, Bridge

    Maribel Ixtecoc Galeano, 12th grade, Bridge

    Jasper Jaffe, 10th Grade, Hillsdale

    Kaya Jimenez, 10th grade, San Mateo

    Jaslene Lai, 10th grade, Burlingame

  • Jaime Lazaro, 11th grade, Mills

    Kaylie Leung, 11th grade, Capuchino

    Emily Liu, 11th grade, Hillsdale

    Darren Lo, 11th grade, Aragon

    Hiroki Maruyama, 10th grade, Hillsdale

    Ella Oddo, 11th grade, San Mateo

    Anisa Sahib, 12th grade, Peninsula

    Bianca Santos, 11th Grade, Mills

    Carine Suherman, 11th grade, Burlingame

    Frida Vazquez, 12th grade, San Mateo

Student Board Council Program Wins 2024 Kent Award Recipient

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    The SMUHSD Student Board Council program, established this school year, was a recipient of a San Mateo County School Boards Association 2024 Kent Award. Kent Awards recognize District or school programs that designed with clear and intentional goals, are innovative and also demonstrate clear evidence of student success,

    The primary objective of SMUHSD’s student board council is to serve as a representative body for the diverse student population within our District.. 

    The program is structured to promote intersectionality and equity within the student body. By representing the diverse backgrounds, identities, and circumstances of students across the district, the council seeks to address issues that affect different groups of students and advocate for their needs. This intentional focus on intersectionality and equity is essential in creating an inclusive and supportive school environment where all students feel valued and represented.

    The program empowers students to actively participate in discussions about policies, programs, and initiatives that impact their educational experiences. By selecting two Student Board Members each quarter to attend school board meetings, the program provides students with a platform to voice their concerns and advocate for positive change at the district level.

    The award was presented on May 10 at the SMCSBA Awards Banquet and SMUHSD Board President Ligia Andrade Zuniga, MPA and Clerk Teri Chavez and Trustee Greg Land were also in attendance.

Year in Review

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