KA – School, Community, and Home Relations

The School Board bears full responsibility for informing the general public about the operations of the school system. The Board also encourages citizen involvement in the work of the schools to help solve educational problems. An effective school, community, and home relations program encompasses the following ideas and practices:

1. A positive attitude toward the schools, as expressed by all members of the school staff in their daily contacts with other staff members, parents, and people of the community.

2. A systematic, honest, and continuing effort to discover what the citizens think and what they want to know; to interpret the schools’ programs, problems, and accomplishments; to correct misinformation, and to supply all desired information.

3. An active partnership between the school and the community, in which professional educators and laymen work together toward improvement of the total educational program and the overall quality of life in the school district.

4. An active interest on the part of every staff member in the needs of the community to find ways to make the school district a better place to live.

The ultimate goal of school community is to improve the quality of education for all children in a democratic society. In order to achieve this goal, and to evaluate progress toward it, the Board sets the following objectives:

1. To develop public understanding of all aspects of school operation; to ascertain public attitudes toward issues in education; and to discover the public’s aspirations for the education of their children.

2. To secure adequate financial support for a sound educational program.

3. To help citizens feel a more direct responsibility for the quality of education provided by their schools.

4. To earn the goodwill, respect, and confidence of the public with regard to the schools’ staff and services.

5. To foster public understanding of the need for constructive change, and solicit public feedback on how we can achieve our educational goals.

6. To encourage citizen involvement in the work of the schools and the solving of educational problems.

7. To promote a spirit of cooperation between the schools and the community, and to set up channels for sharing the leadership in improving community life.

Category: P

 See also IJO

1st Read: June 19, 2012
2nd: Read: August 14, 2012
Adoption: August 14, 2012