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Superintendent Student Advisory Council


shutterstock 763473286 1The SAC is made up of 16 students, in grades 9-12, who currently attend Walla Walla High School, Lincoln High School, Opportunity Program or Walla Walla Online. The advisory council was developed to intentionally seek out and respond to the specific needs of Walla Walla Public Schools high school students. Now, more than ever, student voice at the district table is critical as we seek out ways to reimagine and improve our schools to better support students.

To ensure a broad representation of students who reflect the district’s diverse student body, student representatives from specific clubs/organizations (e.g. AVID, Blue Devil Strong, Friends of Wa-Hi, Girls’ League, Green Club, GSA, Latino Club, SSJ & others), a representative from the WaHi ASB executive council, in addition to students at large from all sites, are encouraged to apply. Students participating in SAC will work alongside Superintendent, Dr. Wade Smith, and other district leaders as they seek out ways to improve the school experience for students. Additionally, through their engagement, SAC participants develop leadership and policy making skills.


The WWPS Student Advisory Council meets regularly throughout the school year. Additional meetings may be necessary. As a member of SAC, participants:

  • Advocate and help advance student-led initiatives and ideas that impact districtwide operations and programs
  • Identify obstacles and proffer solutions related to student equity, access and culture through a district-wide lens
  • Provide input and guidance to the Superintendent and their Cabinet team when changes are being considered by the district
  • Work collectively to maximize the experience for current and future Walla Walla Public Schools students 

2023-24 Advisory Council Student-identified Initiatives

  • Develop and implement processes and practices that increase the racial/ethnic diversity of students who participate in AP/Honors/Advanced classes.

  • Revisit flex advisory/bell schedule to ensure it is meeting the needs of students academically and socially-emotionally.

  • Improve sustainability/green efforts throughout the WWPS district.

  • Implement awareness measures and develop additional supports/training to help address student mental health and staff/student interactions.  

2023-24 Advisory Council Members

Student Student Student Student
 Student  Student  Student  Student
 Quinn  Student  Mabel  Elena
Ari Franscisco Josie Gianna


Students are selected by representatives from the Equity Department and/or Superintendent's Office and serve one-year terms. Underclassmen may continue to serve throughout their high school term.

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