Student voices to lend valuable perspective to District leadership.
So that CPS students can play an active role in shaping their education, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has convened the District’s first-ever Student Advisory Council (SAC) – a diverse group of high school juniors who are eager to share their unique perspectives with CPS senior leadership.
Representing 15 CPS high schools, the group began meeting in January and was formally introduced at this month’s Board of Education meeting. They represent a wide range of ethnicities, interests and experiences and look forward to adding their voices to the decision-making process that directly impacts their education.
“I want people to understand how lucky they are to have the opportunity to get an education, and I want to show them why they should use it to their fullest advantage,” said Alexis Murillo, a member of the SAC. “That’s a big part of why I wanted to join this Council. I want to be a leader for students just like me, and I want to help make changes that will impact the lives of thousands.”