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Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC)

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Purpose and Mission of the Superintendent Student Advisory Council 

The Judson ISD Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors from each high school. The SSAC works directly with the superintendent and district administrators, providing an opportunity for district personnel to have a focus group of people who represent and provide a voice for all students in Judson ISD. It also offers students an opportunity to express what they think is important regarding their education, along with what could be improved, enabling students to receive an equitable education in a safe learning environment and be inspired to discover and develop their unique abilities, talents, and voice.

Why the SSAC was Established

The superintendent believes that engaging and collaborating with students is essential in creating a successful educational environment and learning experience.  There should be a space where students can use their voice, share ideas and advise on issues that are important to Judson ISD students.

  • VOICE
    Strengthen communication lines and relationships between students and administrators to enhance students' educational experiences
  • SHARE
    Share innovative ideas, express concerns and make recommendations to create more equitable choices and opportunities for all students
  • ADVISE
    Act in an advisory capacity to the superintendent on issues related to Judson ISD students

Membership/Selection

Students from each high school will be selected annually through an application process. Applications for 2023-2024 are closed.

Meeting Dates and Times

Meetings will be held throughout the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise notified.  Transportation and lunch will be provided.  

  • October 17, 2023- JTECH- Building (NEW DATE)
  • November 15, 2023-ERC-Boardroom
  • January 17, 2024- JTECH Building
  • February 14, 2024- ERC Boardroom
  • March 5, 2024-ERC Boardroom
  • April 3, 2024- ERC Boardroom
     
Leadership Opportunities within the Group

Judson ISD believes that all students are leaders.  The SSAC is one way for students to "Unlock the Leader" in themselves.  The SSAC will abide by the tenants of the district leadership definition- Treat Everyone Well, Plan for Success, and Invest in People.  Each participating member of the SSAC will have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Group Chairperson
A person from each campus may volunteer for this role.  In the event more than one person volunteers, members will vote.

  • Compiles agenda items from members to assist in setting the agenda for meetings.
  • Assists with the facilitation of the meetings.
  • Represents the SSAC, or appoints a representative, when presenting information to the Board of Trustees or other groups.

Secretary
A person from each campus may volunteer for this role.  In the event more than one person volunteers, members will vote.

  • Records and distributes meeting notes to members.
  • Assists with setting an agenda for meetings based on previous meetings.

Members
All members are expected to be present at all meetings and actively participate in brainstorming possible solutions.

  • Members will represent Judson ISD students and bring forth concerns, questions and/or ideas to each meeting.
  • Members will be the liaison for communicating information from the district office or information decided on during a SSAC meeting.
  • Members will participate in at least one student leadership development workshop in the spring.

Judson ISD Hall of Honor Selection Committee
One member from each campus will serve on the Hall of Honor Selection Committee.

  • Committee members will review applications of individuals nominated for the Civic Hall of Honor.
  • Committee members will work with other Selection Committee Members to discuss each nominee and vote on the individual who will be inducted.