Illinois State Board of Education Seats New Members of the Student Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced the selection of 15 high school students from across the state to serve on the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which brings student concerns to the attention of ISBE. This year’s SAC members are meeting for the first time Oct. 18-19 in Springfield.

“These outstanding students will represent their peers by providing an essential perspective on education,” said State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico. “We are honored to work with these young leaders as we continue our mission to provide every child in Illinois the tools to succeed in college and careers.’’ The Student Advisory Council represents a diverse group of students from across Illinois who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, the ability to think creatively and work well in groups. Eligibility for the Student Advisory Council, which was established in 1975, is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors attending a public high school in Illinois.

The SAC members represent student concerns and can provide thoughts on ISBE’s existing and proposed programs, policies and regulations. The student members also choose a special project to research and present before the Board at the end of the school year.

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