All-City Council Governing Board

In Oakland Unified School District in California has a unique program called the All-City Council Governing Board (ACCGB).

Most schools nationwide have some form of student government. It is important to give students a voice in school issues and a chance to learn leadership and organizational skills.

However, it is also important to give student governments real responsibility, and to remember that students can address education issues beyond those that students specifically. . It is comprised of eight student-elected student representatives and represents six different high schools. The students coordinate district-wide events, and represent OUSD students at various community and district events.

Currently, student representatives on the ACCGB meet regularly with the state administrator to propose school improvements, and position themselves on district-wide decision-making committees.

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