Welcome to the Citizens’ Advisory Council

For over half a century, citizen 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 Citizens’ Advisory Council, you have the opportunity to positively impact our school district’s future.

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Get Involved Today

Each District U-46 school can have up to seven 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 contacting the CAC Chairperson or by calling the District’s Community Relations Office at (847) 888-5000 ext. 5040.

Ways to Stay Connected:

All CAC events are posted on our Calendar page. Once in the calendar, events can be viewed by date or list. The list view can be sorted for event type; for example, click to view all upcoming General Council Meetings.

Our CAC Blog tab offers council news and related school district information. The blog will be updated as news becomes available. We encourage you to follow our Facebook Page for additional news and announcements.

The Contact Us tab contains links to the email addresses of CAC officers and committee chairpersons, plus a simple contact form for your convenience.


News Flash

January CAC General Meeting – Secondary Grading Policy and Student Assessments

The January General Meeting covers two important subjects. Laura Hill, Director of Assessment and Accountability, will give us a presentation on the changes in assessments for this school year, including information on PARCC. Secondly, we will have a presentation on the history of Standards Based Grading (SBG), and what is happening currently as it moves forward in the district. Join us on January 8th, 7:00pm at the Elgin High School library. read more

Upcoming Events
  1. CAC Curriculum Committee Meeting

    January 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. CAC E&F Committee Meeting

    January 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. CAC General Council Meeting – Secondary Grading Policy and Student Assessments

    January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. CAC Special Education Committee Meeting

    January 20, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. CAC Family and Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    January 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm