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The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is currently seeking applicants for its LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Advisory Group. We have extended the application deadline through July 6th, 2022 at 11:59pm in order to support additional interest and outreach.
This group advises ODE on education matters affecting LGBTQ2SIA+ students and families, and its purpose is to address systemic inequities experienced by LGBTQ2SIA+ students through focused investments and community partnerships that align with the LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Plan.
Who is eligible to serve on the Advisory Group?
According to ORS 329.847, the advisory group must include:
- Individuals who identify as LGBTQ2SIA+;
- Students* who identify as LGBTQ2SIA+;
- Representatives of community-based organizations that serve LGBTQ2SIA+ communities; or
- Education stakeholders, including representatives of the Early Learning Division, the Youth Development Division, and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
Additionally, the department will be considering other intersectional identities and roles of applicants to ensure equitable and diverse representation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities in the Advisory Group.
*Update: Students May Co-Apply with Trusted Adult
In order to increase safety and connection with student advisory group members, we are offering students the option to co-apply with a trusted adult of their choice such as a school staff member, parent or caregiver, or community-based educator who also has experience in supporting LGBTQ2SIA+ affirming communities. Both the student and their trusted adult should fill out the full letter of interest/application (linked below) and submit, indicating within the application they are applying together. Students are not required to apply with an adult, but have the option to if they wish.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining the Advisory Group, please download the letter of interest word doc or pdf, fill it out, and submit to the LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Coordinator at LGBTQ2SIA.email@example.com.
gov. All application materials and information can also be found on the LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Advisory Group Page. In addition, we ask you to share this invitation broadly with LGBTQ2SIA+ serving organizations and school communities.
Letters of interest are due no later than Wednesday July 6th, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.