Student Advisory Board

  • For the 2017-18 school year, the Student Advisory Board to the Board of Trustees is now the Student Advisory Council and reports to the Superintendent.  For information about the Council, please visit their webpage .


    2016-17 School Year Information:

    The SAB is the voice of Washoe County School District students.

    The Washoe County School District (WCSD) Student Advisory Board (SAB) consists of 28 students from district high schools. SAB is an exceptional team of student leaders who engage with school district staff and the Trustees in active, meaningful conversation. The students' input, ideas and advocacy are welcomed by the Trustees. The students consider a wide range of topics, including anti-bullying initiatives, cultural competency, school procedures and possible changes to the school calendar, among other issues.
    The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees and Student Advisory Board are proud to have Kaydi Deutsch, from TMCC High School, as the Chair of the Student Advisory Board and Student Representative to the Board of Trustees for the 2016-17 school year.  Joko Cailles, of Wooster High School, was selected as the Vice-Chair and Student Representative to the Board of Trustees' Safe and Healthy Schools Commission. 
    As the Chair of the Student Advisory Board, Ms. Deutsch also serves as the non-voting Student Representative on the Washoe County School District's Board of Trustees. The Chair is selected annually through an application process by the Board of Trustees. 
    Two members of the Board of Trustees serve as liaisons to the Student Advisory Board. Those Trustees attend and help facilitate each SAB meeting and garner feedback from the students, which they can then share with the entire Board of Trustees to help guide its decisions.
    Trustees Scott Kelley and John Mayer are the current Board of Trustees liaisons.



    Student Advisory Board Meetings

    To access agendas and other documents, please click here.
     2016-2017 School Year
    August 30, 2016 - Orientation  
    September 20, 2016  
    October 18, 2016  
    November 22, 2016  
    January 17, 2017  
    February 21, 2017  
    April 18, 2017  
    May 16, 2017  

    The SAB meets about once a month following the start of each new school year. During the summer, student representatives get together to help shape the program for the upcoming school year. The program is student-driven and provides learning opportunities for Trustees, students and staff in a relaxed and respectful environment.

    The SAB is open to all high school students within WCSD seeking to develop student advocacy and leadership skills. Please contact your principal if you are interested in being part of the team!

    Nevada Youth Legislature
    The Nevada Legislature is now accepting applications from students interested in serving in the Nevada Youth Legislature for the 2017-2019 term.  For additional information, please see the information below or use the following link: Nevada Youth Legislature

    The Student Advisory Board is administered through the Board Services Department and Student Voice Department.  For additional information regarding SAB please contact:

    Jennifer (JJ) Batchelder, Board Services Coordinator
    Ben Hayes, Chief Accountability Officer