UCS high school students share their thoughts at annual Board breakfast
UCS high school students share their thoughts at annual Board breakfast
Posted on 12/15/2016
Picture of Dr. Klenow with Ford Council president

Everything was on the table at the annual UCS student breakfast.

More than 40 high school students recently met with Utica Community Schools Board of Education members and top district administrators to share their perspectives and ideas for improvement on behalf of their classmates.

“We want all students to talk about how they feel because that makes us better and more efficient,” Board of Education president Dr. Carol Klenow said.

Students at the breakfast addressed a wide range of issues at the two-hour program, including district programs, college and career choices and their learning environment.

“Today is about you,” Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns told students.

Students from all UCS high schools and secondary specialty programs participated in the program, held at Henry Ford II High School.

Prior to the program, Henry Ford II High School Student Council president Jugan Ghuman encouraged her classmates to share honest and open input with district officials.

“Our voice is important,” she said.

On behalf of the students, Ghuman also presented Board President Dr. Carol Klenow with flowers in appreciation for her 23 years of service to the district.

Dr. Klenow announced in the summer she would not seek re-election for a term ending this calendar year.

"She has been an advocate for all us and her leadership has created a stable learning environment that has allowed us to focus on school and education," Ghuman said.

More photos from the breakfast are available on the UCS facebook page.