Student Trustees’ role:
The student trustees (in the role of co-chairs) are ultimately responsible for working as liaisons between all the students in the district and the council in making decisions, creating a platform to account for student voice, and addressing the needs of the student body. The chairs will convene to create the agendas for each meeting, disseminate the agenda for meetings and ensure that wide representation and feedback is gathered at the respective sites. The trustees will facilitate discussion during the meetings, focusing especially when appropriate, on important decisions that the Board of Education will be making in their upcoming meeting. The Student Trustees work with their respective principals to ensure that site administration is aware of the concerns and priorities of the MSAC and their representative student body. The student trustees are ultimately responsible for working as liaisons between the MSAC and the district and for sharing the interests of the student body with the district Board to help create change.
The members of the MSAC are required to gather input and feedback from their respective schools. They must also be focused on achieving the goals of the Board of Trustees, the District Superintendent and the respective school sites. The members meet with their principals, ASB and other student leadership groups, to share the discussions of the MSAC to strategize as to how they can help implement ideas at the school sites. If a council member is unable to attend more than 3 meetings in a school year, they will be asked to consider other opportunities.
The Advisor acts as the official adult supervisor. The advisor comes to every meeting and takes attendance. The advisor provides the viewpoint of a qualified adult and provides guidance to the MSAC when they make critical decisions. The advisor works with the Student Trustees to ensure meetings are scheduled and timely. The Advisor works with the Student Trustees to support and mentor their facilitation and input/feedback processes. The advisor is Michelle Bissonnette, Community Outreach Specialist.
All students serve at the will of the Superintendent.