Who We Are

The Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) is a citywide body of elected student leaders representing most BPS high schools co-administered by Youth on Board and the Office of Engagement. BSAC organizers work to identify and address pertinent student issues, thereby putting students at the center of the decisions that affect them the most. BSAC acts as the student union of the district, leading organizing efforts, forging relationships with district and city-leaders, impacting policy change, and transforming school culture across the board. BSAC members helped write the district's Code of Conduct that outlines students rights around suspension and expulsion. 

We designed the Boston Student Rights app so BPS students (and teachers and parents!) can understand their rights, suspension/expulsion policies, and stay connected to us.  We believe this is the first student rights app in the country and we are proud to work in partnership with BPS on this project.

Not just an app...

We work on several campaigns throughout the year including:

  • School Discipline & Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
  • Student Engagement and Voice
  • Climate Justice, including our joint Climate Curriculum with BPS teachers
  • Student Feedback in Teacher Evaluations
  • And more

BSAC has advocated for and helped to pass over 25 district and state policies. Read about our achievements here!

BSAC has made me feel connected to my school, my teachers, and my community.
— Savina Tapia, BSAC Member and Student Representative on the School Committee

BSAC is co-administered by Youth on Board and the Boston Public Schools Office of Engagement.