BISMARCK — State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler invites North Dakota students to apply for the Superintendent's Student Cabinet, a group of young people who offer Baesler ideas and advice about the state's K-12 education system.

Students from public and private schools in third through 12th grade are encouraged to apply. The application form can be found on the Department of Public Instruction's website at

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Cabinet members are appointed to serve for 18 months. Applications are ranked by an evaluation team outside of the superintendent’s office.

The cabinet usually meets every three months at the state Capitol. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been occurring virtually and more frequently.

Baesler founded the Student Cabinet in April 2015. The present Cabinet has 19 members and the new Superintendent’s Student Cabinet will be the fourth in the state’s history.

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The Student Cabinet has successfully advocated for the North Dakota Legislature’s approval of bills to protect students against bullying and increase access to advanced school coursework and early childhood education.

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