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Student Advisory Board

Call for Students! Accepting Applications for Student Advisory Board!

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The Student Advisory Board serves to effectively represent and empower students of SDUSD by advising district leadership on the issues that directly affect the education of students. The Student Advisory Board is made up of at least 15 students from all across the school district and the Student Board Member. The Student Advisory Board meets about once per month. Eligible students attend a middle or high school in San Diego Unified. Charter schools are not considered eligible schools.

The following are general guidelines and attendance guidelines of the board:

  • All San Diego Unified Student Advisory Board Members are expected to attend every meeting to the best of their ability.
  • Any member who is going to be absent from a meeting must notify a designee no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time to allow sufficient time to cancel and/or reschedule the meeting, if necessary.
  • Any member who is absent for 2 meetings without previously informing the appropriate person/s will receive a message regarding their absences. They will be asked to justify why they missed these meetings.
  • Sufficient causes for absences from meetings will be defined by the San Diego Unified School District school absence code and leadership of the Student Advisory Board. In the event that there is not sufficient cause for absences, the member may be asked to resign from the Student Advisory Board. 
  • Every member is required to contribute to the conversation in regards to each meeting as they are each representing their sub-district.
  • Students will maintain a sense of integrity, mutual respect, teamwork, and willingness to understand and develop with each other.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Middle/High school student 
  • Attend SDUSD school
  • 2.0 or better citizenship 
  • Be able to serve one year term
  • Prioritize Student Advisory Board 
  • (one meeting per month)


  • Find solutions to the problems brought up by students attending a SDUSD school
  • Be a representative of the concerns of students in your geographic sub-district
  • Advise district leadership on issues where student input is necessary or helpful
  • Empower students to speak up for what they believe needs to be improved in their education system
Meeting Dates

Below are the tentative scheduled dates for this year's Student Advisory Board Meetings. Please keep in mind that zoom will always be an option even if meetings move back to an in-person format. If you believe that the majority of the dates below will be incompatible with your schedule we ask you to consider if you are in the capacity to apply for the role. If meeting dates are changed they will be provided to you as quickly as possible to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. Any new meeting dates will always be provided with at least two weeks notice. In the event of a schedule change, an absence will not count towards the attendance policy. 

  • Thurs Oct 14th 6-6:45 PM
  • Thurs Oct  28th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs Nov 18th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs Dec 9th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs Jan 13th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs Feb 24th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs Mar 24th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs April 21st 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs May 19th 6-7:30 PM
  • Thurs June 2nd 6-7:30 PM

Application deadline: 

October 5th, 2021 at 11:59pm

For more information, contact Stacey Seiders via email at sseiders@sandi.net

The Student Advisory Board of San Diego Unified School District follows the following nondiscrimination policy:

The San Diego Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Student Advisory Board programs and activities shall be free from discrimination by reason of the following actual or perceived characteristics: actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color and mental or physical disability, nationality, age, creed, marital status, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.