Community Advisory Council

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    For more than a half century, community and parent volunteers that live within Illinois School District U-46 boundaries have served as liaisons between their schools, the CAC, and the school district. We identify our children’s needs and bring ideas to the District. CAC representatives attend monthly meetings and are strongly encouraged to join a committee.

    The goal of the CAC is to advise and assist the Board of Education and Administration in the ongoing effort to provide the best possible educational opportunities for the students of School District U-46. As a member of the Community Advisory Council, you have the opportunity to positively impact our school district’s future.

    Each District U-46 school can have up to five registered representatives on the CAC. If you would like to volunteer as a CAC representative, please contact the principal at one of the schools in your attendance zone. You may also apply for “At-Large-Membership” by calling the District’s School & Community Relations Office at (847) 888-5000 ext. 5300.

    Meetings for the 2024-25 School Year:

    The dates for the 2024-25 CAC meetings are listed below and are also included in the District's website calendar. The meetings will take place in person with the exception of the December and January meetings. 

    All CAC meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates. The topics are subject to change.

    • Thursday, Sept. 12 - Welcome Back
    • Thursday, Oct. 10 - Cyberbullying Awareness
    • Thursday, Nov. 14 - District Strategic Plan
    • Thursday, Dec. 5 - Roundtable with Board of Education and Administration (Virtual)
    • Thursday, Jan. 16 - Supporting Student Mental Health (Virtual)
    • Thursday, Feb. 13 - Topic TBD
    • Thursday, March 13 - Topic TBD
    • Thursday, April 10 - District Strategic Plan Update
    • Thursday, May 8 - End of Year Committee Reports

    Recordings and minutes of previous sessions are available here

CAC General Flyers

2024-25 CAC Officers

  • OPEN - Chairperson
    OPEN - Vice Chairperson
    Veronica Betz  - Secretary 


    Instructional Initiatives Committee
    Ian Horn
    Heather Matthews

    Family and Community Engagement

    Special Education and Services Committee
    Sarah Siddiqui
    Ginger Kurtz

    Please email if you are interested in volunteering as a CAC Officer.