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 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 contacting the CAC Chairperson or by calling the District’s Community Relations Office at (847) 888-5000 ext. 5300.

Ways to Stay Connected:

All CAC meetings and 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

SB1 Funding Reform Talking Points and Resources

As you’ve heard at our General Meetings school funding reform legislation, Senate Bill number SB1, has been introduced as a replacement for SB16 from the last General Assembly. Tony Sanders has been very active in lobbying for passage of this bill on behalf of the district. At its core, SB1 is a reallocation of General State Aid (GSA), which is the main source of state funding for school districts. read more

Upcoming Meetings and Events
  1. CAC General Meeting – Welcome Back/Orientation

    September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Board of Education Meeting

    September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Special Education Committee

    September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Enrollment & Facilities Committee

    September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Executive Committee Meeting

    September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm