The Superintendent's Student Leadership Advisory Council is made up of secondary students from each high school. The council is facilitated by the Student Member of the Board and other student leaders. Representative students from each grade level at each school were selected by their principal to join the council. The students are also members of the principal's advisory group at their home school and are expected to carry information back and forth between these two groups. These students play an important role in the decisions being made for the school system.
We held our first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on October 17, 2017, and follow-up meetings are scheduled quarterly throughout the year culminating in a youth summit in the spring. Each meeting three key areas will be addressed based on the needs of students:
- Communication; and
- Student Interests
Each meeting's agenda is developed by the steering committee led by the Student Member of the Board.
April 21, 2017
To provide student leaders with an opportunity to expand their understanding of issues facing them and their peers in order to take action to support one another, build resiliency, and prevent at-risk behaviors.
This year, the focus of the Youth Summit is on Civility and Support. For some young people, they face challenges in their interactions with one another. This summit will address the topic of civility - how we talk to one another, how we treat one another, and how we respond to one another. We will also address strategies and resources to help students to respond when there is incivility and ways we can prevent these behaviors so all students feel safe, welcome, and supported.