For Immediate Release
May 3, 2006
State Student Advisory Council seeks members
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. --The Illinois State Board of Education
is currently seeking applications for the Student Advisory
Council (SAC) to the Illinois State Board of Education
for the 2006-07 school year.
The SAC is made up of students representing all regions
of the state. Members are invited to attend Board meetings,
sessions of the General Assembly, and applicable education-related
conferences. They may review and critique ISBE’s
existing or proposed programs, policies, and regulations,
sponsor cooperatively with the ISBE conferences, seminars,
etc., pertaining to student-related, education issues,
inform Illinois students of SAC activities and provide
testimony at legislative or board hearings.
Eligibility to apply for the 2006-2007 SAC is limited
to public school students. Given the need to hear from
students on some of the more complicated issues faced
by our state, special consideration will be given to applicants
from low-performing schools or districts. An application
form, due June 7, 2006 is now available at: http://www.isbe.net/pdf/sac_application.pdf.
Activities of the Student Advisory Council in 2006-2007
are contingent upon final State budget allocations.