• It is the CAC’s mission to represent the Unit 5 community by fostering district-wide dialogue and examining topics of interest


    Our Purpose
    it is the CAC's mission to represent the Unit 5 community by fostering district-wide dialogue and examining topics of interest. The Citizens Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Unit 5 Board of Education, serves as a liaison between the community and the Board, and serves as a means of lay participation in Unit 5's educational planning process.

    Membership Qualifications
    Candidates should submit a completed application form to the appropriate school or to the District Office. Membership on the council is limited to three parent representatives from each Unit 5 school and up to nine community members who reside in Unit 5 and do not have children enrolled in any Unit 5 school.

    Parent Representatives
    Parent representatives shall have children enrolled in the attendance center represented while serving as a CAC member. Each high school and junior high school shall be represented by three CAC parent representatives. Each elementary school shall be represented by two CAC parent representatives.

    At-Large Representatives
    At-large members must reside in Unit 5 and cannot have children enrolled in any Unit 5 school while serving as a CAC member. Up to nine at-large representatives shall serve on the CAC.


    Member Duties
    Members should:
    • fulfill the purpose of the Council;
    • attend CAC meetings regularly;
    • communicate with their school's parent-teacher group and/or the community.
     
    FOR INFORMATION ON APPLYING TO BECOME A CAC MEMBER, PLEASE CALL 309-557-4000.