The Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 introduced its newly empaneled, 10-member Student Advisory Council. The council is made up of two students from each high school — one student body officer and one student (a junior or senior) — selected as part of an application process. Council representatives will attend the Board’s semi-monthly meetings, discuss issues facing the Board, and provide input to the Board from a student’s perspective.
“You will make a difference,” Board President Sherril Taylor said in thanking the students for taking part in the inaugural panel. “You are leading out on something new. It’s very important what you’re doing, and we the Board are looking forward to your input and we will take it seriously when you give it to us.”
Members of CSD's first Student Advisory Council, chaired by founder and Alta student Katrina Jones, are:
- Alta: Kaitlyn Larsen and Rocky Evans
- Brighton: Richard Wight and Courtney Crist
- Corner Canyon: Erica Johnson and Annelise Preite
- Jordan: Olivia Marz and Ashlie Miller
- Hillcrest: Shelby Brey and Naveen Rathi
The council was created following a proposal from Alta student Katrina Jones, meetings of a task force, and an Aug. 20, 2013 vote by the Board. The task force included student leaders, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kathryn McCarrie, Brighton Principal Charisse Hilton and Hillcrest Principal Sue Malone.