This week Superintendent of Public Instruction Kath Hoffman convened the Second Cohort of the Student Advisory Council for their first meeting of the year. The Student Advisory Council was created under the leadership of Superintendent Hoffman to center students’ voices and improve K-12 education in the state.
Students applied, interviewed and were selected to represent their schools and fellow students from across the state.
“Students are the ones who are often times most impacted by decisions made by the Department and policy makers in the state,” said Superintendent Hoffman. “By actively engaging with students, I am able to elevate their voices as we consider policy changes and bring their perspectives to critical areas of education policies and procedures.”
Students will meet with Superintendent Hoffman and other education leaders quarterly to discuss issues such as academics, technology, school safety and provide feedback on their experience as students during the COVID-19 crisis.
In addition to the Student Advisory Council, the various Councils chose students to serve on the African American Advisory Council, Latinx Advisory Council, Indian Education Advisory Council and the Equitable and Inclusive Practices Advisory Council. These councils are comprised of teachers, education stakeholders, business leaders and community members in addition to the appointed students.
2020-2021 Student Advisory Council:
2020-2021 Student Advisors on the Equitable and Inclusive Practices Advisory Council:
2020-2021 Student Advisors on the Indian Education Advisory Council:
U of A
2020-2021 Student Advisors on the African American Advisory Council:
2020-2021 Student Advisors on the Latinx Advisory Council:
Karla Daniela Salazar Chavira