He is looking for volunteers to meet twice this school year as his advisory panel. He will lead the discussions and bring in members of his staff to provide information.
“We want to make education work for all Georgia’s students, and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens,” he said.
His announcement said the students would also “act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia,” which could mean they’re expected to tell other students what they learned in the meetings with Barge.
The sessions are planned for November and March.
To be considered, students must apply by Sept. 14 with a list of their school and community activities and a 300-word essay on how the Department of Education can carry out Barge’s goal of “making education work for all of Georgia’s students.”