Baesler invites ND students to apply for superintendent's cabinet
BISMARCK, N.D. -- State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is inviting North Dakota students to apply for her student cabinet -- a group that offers Baesler ideas and advice about how the state's education system can be improved.
BISMARCK, N.D. - State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is inviting North Dakota students to apply for her student cabinet - a group that offers Baesler ideas and advice about how the state's education system can be improved.
Students from public and private schools in grades four through 12 are encouraged to seek a position. The application form is posted on the Department of Public Instruction's website, www.nd.gov/dpi . Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 6.
Applicants are required to submit letters of recommendation and answer a series of questions, including a question about what they believe to be the biggest issue facing North Dakota students. They must be able to travel to cabinet meetings, which are held in Bismarck every three months, and have a parent or chaperone to provide supervision to and from each meeting.
Suggestions by Student Cabinet members have played a role in the North Dakota Legislature's approval of bills to broaden access to advanced school coursework and early childhood education, and to help prevent bullying.
"The student cabinet is a very important part of the process," Baesler said. "We discuss real issues and generate good policy ideas."