The Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) consists of nine parents, two representatives from the PTO (Metcalf) and Boosters (U-High), two faculty (one from each school), and a University representative.
Since 1976, CAC has advised the Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools in the following areas:
Our other interests include:
Being part of the CAC lets you make a direct impact on the lives of students. Qualifications include:
Term: Current term expires in May of 2022.
Biography: After graduating from ISU in Normal, IL, moved to northern Illinois to work in Chicago. Two years later, returned to Bloomington-Normal to remain as a permanent resident. Married to Ashish Sawhney and has 2 children, a son who is a senior at University High School and a daughter who is an 8th grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Housing and Environmental Design from Illinois State University. Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from University of Phoenix
Professional: Employed at State Farm Insurance for 20+ years. Currently an Infrastructure Analyst working in the mobile applications space.
Community Involvement: Volunteer (yearly) during Summer Olympics in June. Past and present volunteer/committee focus has been with involving kids with technology which includes Millennium girls, Education, Diversity & Information Technology (E.D.I.T.), Students involved in Technology (SIT). Also, actively engaged in school activates/needs including chaperoning school trips, U-High Marching Band Pit crew member, and IESA School Host volunteer.
Phone: (309) 838-7432
The CAC does not serve as a school board for the Laboratory Schools. Thus, it has no formal authority with regard to policy approval, grievance hearings, or operational decisions. The Laboratory Schools are part of Illinois State University, and like other departments on campus the Laboratory Schools are required to operate under the policies established by the Board of Trustees.