District 65 Superintendent Dr. Devon Horton has announced the 2021-2022 Superintendent Student Advisory Committee (SSAC). This year, the committee will be led by fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth graders who were selected based on their outstanding leadership traits and their contributions to their school and local communities.
The committee will collaborate with district and school leadership to foster changes and raise awareness on issues related to the district’s student body, according to a news release from Evanston/Skokie School District 65.
Dr. Horton welcomed the young committee members by hosting an outdoor ice-cream social for students and their families on Oct. 20. In addition, students on the committee were gifted with a certificate and a T-shirt.
“Not only does the SSAC foster leadership in young people, but it also allows us to hear the voices and connect with our most important stakeholders – our amazing students,” Dr. Horton said in the news release.
Dr. Horton was joined by District 65 colleagues Elijah Palmer, Dean of Culture and Climate; Tania Margonza, Family & Community Partnerships Specialist; and other senior leaders in welcoming students to the committee.
“Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Superintendent Student Advisory Committee,” Palmer said in the release. “We know they are excited to use their voices to create improvements for all District 65 students and will help instill equity in our community.”
The first SSAC was formed in 2020-2021. The group focused on remote learning reflection, middle school schedules for students, career readiness opportunities, electives, and social studies curriculum during that school year.
Source: Evanston/Skokie School District 65