RED BUD, Ill. – To encourage local students to get involved with their education as the state continues to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is sharing an opportunity for high school students to work with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) by serving on its Student Advisory Council.

“The Student Advisory Council gives students an opportunity to have a seat at the table and have a say on policies that could impact their education,” said Reitz. “ISBE is working to ensure our students receive the best education possible even as our schools navigate the COVID-19 health crisis, so serving on the Student Advisory Council is a great way for students to give their perspectives.”

Reitz is encouraging local teens to apply to serve on ISBE’s Student Advisory Council, which meets from September through March of each school year to learn about and provide feedback on state education policy. Any Illinois high school student entering their sophomore, junior or senior year this fall may apply. For more information or to apply, visit

“It is important to have voices from Southern Illinois on the Student Advisory Council to represent our values, so I encourage any student interested in becoming a teacher or pursuing a future in education to apply,” continued Reitz.  “This is a great opportunity for students to work with their peers from across the state to develop solutions to problems facing our schools, which is especially important as we face the COVID-19 crisis.”

Rep. Nathan ReitzRep. Nathan Reitz

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