• Dothan City Board of Education believes it is important to seek out and consider students’ ideas, viewpoints, and reactions to the District’s educational program.  To provide student input and involvement, the Board of Education Meeting shall include a Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) delegation who will be selected following an application and interview process.


  • The council will be open to all interested DCS students Grades 5 and above during the 2021-2022 school year. All students within these grade levels are encouraged to complete the enclosed application form and return to their school principal. 

    Eligibility:         Any student who is a Dothan City School student in Grades 5 and above and in good standing may apply. The SSAC shall be made up of 15 delegates from the following representatives per school.


                            One Representatives Per

    Highlands Elementary School             Heard Elementary School
    Selma Street Elementary School        Morris Slingluff Elementary School
    Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School     Kelly Springs Elementary School
    Beverlye Intermediate School            Girard Intermediate School
    Carver School                                   Carver 9th Grade Academy
    Dothan City Virtual School 

    Two Representatives Per

    Dothan High School
    Dothan Preparatory Academy 

    Term of office: The SSAC member will serve during the 2021-2022 School Year.

    Commitment: The SSAC Member (1) attends quarterly (October, December, March, and May) / meetings of the Dothan City Board of Education and SSAC meetings one week prior; (2) gives sufficient time to study the issues coming before the school board; (3) serves as the student voice for the school district; and (4) serves on the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.

    Initial Screening: Immediately after the internal school application deadline all applications received will be reviewed and invited to interview at base school by the Principal’s Committee.

    Appointment: Principals of each school will submit their recommendations for SSAC appointment to the Public Information Officer.

    The SSAC members will be presented to the Board, Superintendent, and public at the Monday, October 18, 2021, Regular School Board meeting. All applicants will be thanked for applying and will receive notice of the final selection prior to the Board meeting.