Each year a group of students are chosen from around the state to be student advisors to the board. This group of students have the opportunity to see the State Board’s policymakers in action and work with them to provide student perspectives and concerns on the state’s education policies. Students come together a handful of times throughout the year and work remotely on a research project that is presented to the Board. Applications are available in the spring and students are chosen over the summer with their work beginning in September and culminating with a presentation to the Board in March.
State Board’s Student Advisory Council welcomes 12 new members
The council provides the State Board with diverse student perspectives on education issues
Eighteen sophomore, junior, and senior high school students from across Illinois met for the first time as the State Board’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2017-18 school year. The teens convened at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) offices in Springfield on Sept. 13 and 14. Members of SAC provide student perspectives on the state’s education issues and have a front-row seat as the State Board formulates policy.