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Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Helps Remove Obstacles to Inclusivity

The high school-level Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, established in 2017/18, sought applicants for the 2021-22 school year earlier in November in order to continue to provide the Superintendent and other District officials with student perspectives on District-wide initiatives. This student charged committee gives students a voice on District issues as they relate to creating a truly inclusive school environment where all students feel a sense of validation, dignity, connectedness and acceptance every day. The committee consists of two students from each high school grade level; eight students per building, totaling sixteen students who reflect the diversity within the Pittsford Central School District, taking into account areas such as Race, Religion, LGTBQ+, Gender Identity, Socioeconomics, Ethnicity and Students with Disabilities. 

Students on this committee assist in the development of solutions to inclusivity obstacles and provide feedback and suggestions on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to District initiatives (equity goals), school climate and culture, and challenges facing students today. While agendas often include a primary topic of conversation for each meeting, students are encouraged to share concerns and ideas at any time.

Student advisors must commit to attending at least four of the six meetings planned for the 2021-22 School Year.