Superintendent's Student Advisory Board

  • The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board will provide student voices, advice, and perspectives to Superintendent McSheehy and will meet with the superintendent throughout the school year. The board provides input on ways to improve communication with students and obtain input on school system initiatives. The goal will be to help ensure the implementation of the district’s mission: “Every student is welcomed, known, and treasured, and graduates confident and competent to thrive in a future they imagine.”  

    What is the structure of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board? 

    The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of secondary school students who reflect the diversity of the Vashon Island School District student population. Each year, one student will serve as the SAB President.

    When will the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board meetings be held? 

    The Student Advisory Board will explore a wide range of issues framed around a variety of topics including educational and racial equity, culture and climate, community service, and leadership. Meetings are usually held the week of a Vashon Island School Board of Directors meeting.

    Benefits for the students: 

    The opportunity to learn leadership skills relating to governance and leadership. Students can use this experience as evidence for scholarship, college, and employment applications.  

    What will be expected of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board?  

    SAB members will be expected to: 

    • Attend all scheduled meetings.
    • Prepare for each meeting as needed.
    • Work in a collaborative manner with each other and with school system staff as needed. Express views and opinions openly, constructively, and respectfully.
    • Speak your truth.

    The Superintendent works with the SAB President to develop an agenda for each meeting. Students may submit discussion items for consideration to Peter Woodbrook, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent.