My name is Dr. Mark A. Carnero and I am the district lead for the
Student Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC is a year round
program that introduces students to concepts of policy advocacy,
applied social research, democratic governing, and grassroots
We are currently building the applicant pool for our 2020-2021
cohort. It is our hope to have one representative from each
of our high schools on the SAC Cabinet. In addition, we
will be recruiting and selecting one Student Board Member to sit
on our Board of Education to represent all of our 46,000+
students. In total, we are recruiting for 14 positions.
This year, we are changing the invitation and selection process
for the SAC Cabinet and the Student Board Member position.
To make the process more equitable and inclusive, we have updated
the application, election, and nomination processes involved. The
application has been included in this email with thorough
instructions and details on the process.
We ask that you distribute these applications widely throughout
your campus. We need and a want a diverse selection of
non-traditional and traditional leaders to apply for this
Please be aware that only incoming Sophomores and higher can
apply for the (13) Cabinet Representative positions and only
incoming Juniors and higher can apply for the (1) Student Board
Students who apply to this program should understand that this is
a year-long commitment, starting from July 2020 to June
2021. During the Summer, students will be expected to meet
twice a month for team building activities and orientation.
During the regular school year, students will be expected to
attend a weekly meeting at the Serna Center for about 1.5 hours.
If you have any additional questions about the program or the
positions, please feel free to contact me.
Prior to the start of every school year, CKM hosts a series of
orientation sessions for new and returning students. Parents are
encouraged to join their students at orientation and attend a
presentation by CKM administrators and staff about the school’s
goals and objectives for the coming year.