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EP SSAC Meeting

students with dr. scriven(Nov. 8, 2023) Superintendent Brian W. Scriven completed the first of his monthly Superintendent Student Advisory Council (SSAC) meetings with six sixth graders from Elkins Park on Wednesday afternoon. 

The opening meetings focused mainly on climate and culture in the building. Following introductions and norm setting, Dr. Scriven divided the students into two groups, and asked them to write their responses to the questions “What’s working?” and “What can we do better?” The entries on both sides of the ledger will now be synthesized into themes, from which the group’s goals and action plan will emanate.

Valuing student leaders who want to play a role in the change process, Dr. Scriven inaugurated the SSAC to establish a forum to gather student voice. The SSAC will provide a structure for equal two-way communication between superintendent and students, and allow a safe space for students to apply their developing leadership skills.