Student Advisory Council - The Cabinet

The Cabinet's Roles

President, Rhea Iyer

  • Ensure facilitation of all SAC meetings and meetings of the cabinet. 
  • Be the official spokesperson of the SAC. 
  • Be present at the Board of Education meetings as needed.
  • Meet the superintendent and the student delegates on a monthly basis. 
  • Ensures reports to the Board of Education in the absence of both Student Delegates.

Student Delegates, Joanna Lam and Agnes Liang

  • Act as a liaison between the students of the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Board of Education.
  • Update the Board of Education on the current events of the student advisory council, and visa versa. 
  • Be present at all the Board of Education meetings (every other Tuesday).
  • Be present at all the SAC meetings. 
  • Meet with the Superintendent and the President of the SAC  on a monthly basis.

Vice President, Kaylie Li

  • Perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
  • Ensure Student Advisory Council attendance at all other commission and/or committee meetings relating to the SAC.
  • Be present at Board of Education meetings as needed.

Commissioner of Leadership and Engagement,Vishal Krishnaiah

  • Coordinate & Facilitates SFUSD’s Student Leadership with City Hall and/or City Departments relations. 
  • Attend and Represent the SAC at City & County of San Francisco community meetings. 
  • Oversees & Supports the SAC Committee Chairs and ongoing Projects.
  • Provides recommendations for community service hours completed for a total of 250 hours per year.
  • Serve as a liaison between Committee Chairs and Cabinet Team to ensure that projects are track & updated. 
  • Oversees the Youth Summit invitations, Special Guests and proposals for the workshop presenters. 
  • Provides the Board of Education, summary update on Committee Projects and/or Student Leadership events. 
  • Serves as a rotating Cabinet Member for the Cabinet Team as necessary.

Secretary, Alyssa Mei

  • Monitor and report to the school sites and the Student Advisory Council on the Student Advisory Council’s attendance. 
  • Ensure recording of minutes of the Student Advisory Council. 
  • Be responsible for Student Advisory Council correspondence. 
  • Ensure recording votes at Student Advisory Council meetings. 
  • Be present at Board of Education meetings as needed.

Treasurer, Eden Huang

  • Coordinate and manage the Student Advisory Council fiscal budget with the assistance of the SAC Advisor. 
  • Organize fundraisers, as permitted by “Resolution to Establish the Student Advisory Council Fund” (Adopted April 8, 2008). 
  • Prior to any expenditure of funds by the Student Advisory Council, the SAC Advisor, a Board of Education designated official or employee and a SAC representative shall approve the expenditure of any SAC funds to ensure compliance with the “Resolutions to Establish Student Advisory Council Fund” (Adopted April 8, 2008). 
  • Serve as a liaison between students and advisor(s) to ensure that reimbursements are made. 
  • Write grant proposals and manage grants hereafter. 
  • Provide the Student Advisory Council with a semi-annual

Public Relations Officer, Isabella Hansen

  • Coordinate Student Advisory Council meetings in the community. 
  • Coordinate involvement in community forums, public events, etc. 
  • Work with the SFUSD Office of Public Information to coordinate media activities, public outreach and educational materials. 
  • Work with the SFUSD Office of Public Information to ensure public information of the Student Advisory Council’s work is readily accessible by the public. 
  • Be present at Board of Education meetings as needed. 
  • Perform duties as needed. 
  • Coordinate and organize a monthly SAC bulletin/newsletter to update SFUSD students of ongoing issues affecting the district. 
  • Direct the Public Relations committee to write articles and updates. 
  • Work with the IT department to update the SFUSD Student Advisory Council Web site.

Historian, Caldwell Kinoshita

  • Uphold and enforce all guidelines as defined in Student Advisory Council bylaws, procedure and precedence. 
  • Aid in all necessary research for the Student Advisory Council. 
  • Make Student Advisory Council history and precedence available and accessible.
  • Document major Student Advisory Council events. 
  • Perform the duties of the secretary in the absence of the secretary. 
  • Perform the duties of the Public Relations Officer in the absence of the Public Relations Officer.
  • Be present at Board of Education meetings as needed.