Bethel High School

At Bethel High School in Bethel, Connecticut, the Principal’s Advisory Committee has been assisting their school’s leader since 2000.

Headmasters or principals sometimes form a Principal’s Advisory Board by asking 6 to 10 students to help process the issues in their position.

It started out with 12 participating students, and in just three years, this decision-making group has grown to include more than 186 students and 13 sub-committees. This is a non-elected student body that will look at all aspects of life at their school. They will make suggestions and recommendations to the principal and Student Congress.

Students address a variety of issues, including teacher hiring, the yearly master schedule, and planning key events at the school. Students meet monthly with the principal.

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