New District Council Will Bring Students’ Voice

On Feb. 14, 2023, at a Bend La-Pine School Board Meeting, Superintendent Steven Cook announced the creation of the new “Student Voice Council”. The approximately 20 local students involved met for the first time at Hollinshead Park on Feb. 9. Each high school in the district sends at least one representative, however, as one of the area’s larger schools, Summit sent four students to the meeting, three of which are The Pinnacle’s own editors and staff writers. 

The Student Voice Council will communicate with the school board and Superintendent Steven Cook to help inform any new district policies. Esi Voelz, a freshman and the fourth Summit representative, explains how “the council is important because it opens up a [doorway] for students to share and connect with adults about what is good for students directly.”