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September 8, 2015

Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey is currently accepting applications for openings on her Student Advisory Council.  The Council is comprised of seventh through twelfth-grade students selected through an application process. At this time, there are currently 12 openings as indicated below:


Openings Available

7th Grade


9th Grade


10th Grade


11th Grade


Students who wish to apply for the council should complete the essay packet and return it to Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard in the Newton County School System Department of Public Relations by September 24, 2015. The address is 2109 Newton Drive NE, Covington, Georgia, 30014. In lieu of sending through U.S. Mail, students may ask their school principal to place their completed essay/application packet in the school interdepartmental mail system.

“It is extremely important that we reach out to our students to get their input on what we are doing right and what we can improve,” said Fuhrey. “I was very impressed with the work of the student advisory council last year, and I expect this year to be just as productive. I enjoy working with the students, and I look forward to meeting with them this year.”

The Student Advisory Council will meet twice during the school year with Superintendent Fuhrey—on October 29, 2015 and May 17, 2016—to discuss how decisions made at the district level are affecting students throughout the county. Meetings will take place at the Newton County Board of Education and transportation to and from school will be provided. Student members will serve as advisors and act as liaisons between the Newton County School System administration and the students of NCSS.

Applications are available by clicking on the link below:

2015-2016 Superintendent's Advisory Council Application