Application for Superintendent’s Student Leadership Council

The Superintendent’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a student leadership program and a forum for direct communication between Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students and Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. As SLC members; students will share their voice on a variety of topics, work to create solutions for select issues that are important to students and JPPSS, and increase their leadership skills.

Program Overview

  • Approximately 26 students (two students from every JPPSS high school in any grade level) will be selected to represent the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences of students across the district.
  • Students will be selected via an open application process based on character, rationale for joining the Council, commitment to serve, and the unique perspective he/she brings.
  • Council members are expected to serve an eight-month term that begins in September and concludes in May.
  • Council members must commit to participating in monthly meetings with the Superintendent, leadership development workshops, and other special events. Some meetings or events may take place during weekend dates.
  • Council members are expected to fund raise for and participate in an out-of-state educational trip with the superintendent to learn more about the history, heritage, and diversity of our country.
  • Council members must commit to 20+ hours of service learning over their term to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen the community.

Benefits to Students

  • Have a direct role in improving the Jefferson Parish Public School System for all students.
  • Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision-making, and team building skills.
  • Access a network of mentors through exposure to JPPSS district and community leaders.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Must currently be enrolled in a JPPSS high school.
  • Must fully complete the Superintendent’s Student Leadership Council application.
  • Please Note: If selected for an in-person interview, you will need to provide:
    • A recommendation from a non-family member adult (e.g. teacher, guidance counselor, mentor) who can speak to your work ethic, character, team work skills, and level of commitment.
    • Signature from a parent or guardian approving Council participation.