Apple Valley, Calif. (news release) –On Feb. 6, students from each of Apple Valley Unified School District’s 13 schools gathered as the Superintendent’s Advisory Council to provide valuable student input on student involvement and the district’s LCAP goals.
Throughout the morning, students broke into small groups to openly discuss school climate and student engagement, and had the opportunity to present their ideas to one another and to Superintendent Tom Hoegerman and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Pat Schlosser. Each of the 43 students in attendance was selected by their principal to represent their school.
Students shared candid and eloquent feedback on topics consisting of student engagement, hope for the future, and positive involvement. They concluded with recommendations to help all students achieve. The feedback and ideas included a request for “group work that is high level and demanding,” and “discussions that are demanding and interesting.”
This is the Superintendent’s Advisory Council’s fourth year in existence. The council’s input has played a significant role in the prioritization of LCAP goals, district spending, and hiring, and operates as a platform to collect valuable feedback from the district’s most important stakeholders—the students. The council will resume again this spring to share and discuss additional ideas, potential problems, and possible solutions.